Surgical Technologist - SSH Surgery - PRN/VARIES
Department: SSEM Surgery
Status: Pool/Per Diem
Serving the healthcare needs of Seminole County residents for more than 35 years, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital is an acute care hospital located about 15 miles north of the downtown Orlando Health campus in Longwood. Of its 206 beds, 126 are acute care and 80 are inpatient behavioral health. Orlando Health South Seminole is a full-service community hospital delivering top quality healthcare – from emergency services to cardiology and vascular care to a robust surgical program, including joint replacement and minimally invasive robotic surgery. The hospital's most recent state-of-the-art expansions include two new cardiac catheterization labs featuring a 24/7 STEMI program and a comprehensive outpatient physical rehabilitation center. Orlando Health South Seminole is home to one of three Air Care Team helicopter bases prepared to transport patients to the highest level of care for the most serious of injuries and the hospital also provides services at the Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion– Lake Mary.
Modern Healthcare has recognized Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Fl as Best Places to Work in 2021! This recognition program honors companies throughout the industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. We are proud to have been awarded with this designation!
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital has earned an A grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. This recognition further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest standards of patient care throughout all of our facilities and ensures that our patients receive the safest medical care possible. This is the second grading period that Orlando Health South Seminole has earned an A from The Leapfrog Group. Grades are based on hospital performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
The South Seminole Surgical Services Department includes the Department of Anesthesia, Operating Room Suites (six  O.Rs), the Pre-Admission Testing, Endoscopy, Pre-Anesthesia Care Area, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and Sterile Processing Department (SPD). The South Seminole Surgery Department is equipped to provide the following specialty surgery: General, Pediatric, Podiatry, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Genitourinary, Ears-Nose and Throat (ENT), Vascular and Plastics, Thoracic and Neuro-Orthopedics. The surgical services staffs are scheduled to provide flexible nursing care and services for elective scheduled cases Monday through Friday, 0700 to 1900 and Emergency cases 24 hours a day seven days a week. SSH Surgery Department provides call coverage for emergency cases.
The Surgical Technologist II demonstrates through clinical practice a clear understanding of sterile technique and has a working knowledge of the specialized instrumentation and equipment required for a variety of special procedures.
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- Successful completion of:
- Surgical Technology training program; or
- U. S. Military Medical Core Training; or
- completion of an equivalent on-the-job training program with 7 years recent surgical tech experience.
- National certification as Surgical Technologist eligible and completed within six months of hire date from one of the following:
- Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (www.nbstsa.org) – renewed every 4 years; or
- Tech in Surgery - Certified by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (www.ncctinc.com) – renewed annually.
- Maintains current BLS/HealthCare Provider certification.
One year surg tech experience.
- Reviews preference and verifies case cart completely prior to case.
- Responsible for the maintenance of an orderly surgical field and for consistently passing instruments and supplies quickly and efficiently to the surgeon.
- Able to anticipate and prioritize the needs of the various steps associated with the procedure.
- Takes part in sponge, needle and instruments counts as dictated by the procedure.
- Responsible for maintaining the surgical specimen in a manner which identifies and preserves them for pathology evaluation.
- Assists in ordering and stocking of specialty supplies under the direction of management staff and departmental guidelines.
- Transports and delivers items, equipment, and medications (excluding controlled substances and IV chemotherapy drugs) throughout the facility.
- May have limited access to areas storing medications.
- Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
- Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
Other Related Functions:
- Participates in Environments of Care Quality Indicators (Q1) activities as assigned.
- Demonstrates awareness of legal issues, patient rights and compliance with the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
- Practices efficient use of supplies.
- Maintains a clear, safe and organized unit.
ADDRESS: 555 W State Rd 434 Longwood FL 32750
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