Surgical Technologist - Operating Room
Salem Hospital

Salem, Massachusetts

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Salem Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research

At Salem Hospital, we recently opened a state-of-the-art 120-bed Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health facility as well as a 64,000 sq. foot Emergency Department, and we have an innovative growing Perioperative division. This dramatically increases the footprint of our campus. We are the North Shore's largest healthcare provider and one of its largest employers. Our culture supports a sense of belonging by acknowledging your contribution. As a member of Mass General Brigham, we offer an exceptional practice environment and ample opportunities for advancement and learning throughout the system to allow for continued growth and development in your career.

Join in our mission and work where YOU belong.

The Salem Hospital Perioperative Care, Operative Team is an integral part of the nursing division. This Team is interprofessional representing expert surgical technologists, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiology, and support personal with many of our surgeons and anesthesia team practicing at both Salem and MGH. In addition, this Operative Team offers a wide variety of procedures including Orthopedic, General Surgery, Vascular, GYN, Plastics, Urology, Thoracic, and Spine. Typical case load is 25 - 35 surgical procedures in the operating room.

The Operative Team is known for being best in class with outstanding clinical outcomes and continues to be aligned with Mass General Brigham to focus on new high-quality, low-cost, innovative community-based ambulatory and inpatient procedural care. The Operating Room is state of the art with a Hybrid OR and a well-developed Robotic Surgical Program with the DaVinci Xi robot for a variety of General Surgery, Urology, and Thoracic Procedures. Additionally, the Robotic Surgical Program has expanded to support Orthopedic hip and knee replacement procedures with the MAKO Stryker Robot. The Operative Team is also responsible for supporting the surgical needs of our busy Trauma Program. There are plans to build a dedicated Robotic OR and two large multipurpose operating rooms.

As a member of the team, the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is responsible for working under the supervision of the surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective invasive and noninvasive surgical procedures. Additionally, the CST ensures the operating room environment is safe, that the correct surgical supplies and equipment is present and in excellent working condition. The CST are the operative team experts in principles of asepsis and sterile techniques. The CST is vital to ensuring the procedure will be safe and quality patient care will be delivered. The CRT practices collaboratively within a highly skilled interprofessional team consisting of other RNs, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, and other Surgical Technologists.

The model of care for the Operating Room is one circulator RN per patient undergoing a procedure along with a surgical scrub (either a RN or CST). The CST has the opportunity to explore and gain expertise in supporting a variety of specialized procedures.

The competencies of the CRT are aligned with American College of Surgeons and the Association of Surgical Technologists. The competencies are inclusive of practicing in the Hybrid OR and the Robotic Surgical programs. Staff work Monday through Friday with a combination of 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts with the majority of staff on days. Start times vary and staff cover weekends, off shift, holidays along with an on-call schedule.

We are looking for team members who possess not only the relevant skills and growth potential, but positive attitudes, flexibility, and creative mindsets to join our expanding Operative team. Opportunities exist for team members to contribute both in their primary surgical specialty as well as other procedural areas within the operating room.

Our core values are shared fundamental beliefs that guide our decision-making and behavior and bind us together as a team.

The Perioperative Team are:

  • Bravely Human: We approach our work with empathy, vulnerability, and kindness.
  • Clearly Honest: We seek to provide clarity amongst our teams and patients.
  • Proudly Collaborative: We are all part of a team - each bringing our unique talents to bear.
  • Intentionally Consistent: We intentionally live our purpose, providing a cohesive experience for both patients and providers.
  • Exceptionally Creative: We continue to learn, grow, and iterate on the ways we work.
Salem Hospital Perioperative Division has a dedicated Perioperative Nurse Educator to assist with learning the role of the CST. The CST will learn how to practice fully in the CST role and be supported through the surgical specialties to develop a deep concentrated skill set in the surgical procedures that are performed at Salem Hospital.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay attention. Must see, hear and speak well. Must be able to deal with different types of personalities and people with different cultural backgrounds. Also must be able to work with people who are different ages.
  • Has successfully completed an accredited educational program for surgical technologists AND is certified as a surgical technologist accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Surgical Technologists; if certification as a surgical technologist has not be obtained as of the date of hire, the certification will be obtained within 12 months of the graduation date from the educational program; OR
  • Was employed as a surgical technologist in a surgical facility on or before July 1, 2013; OR
  • Has completed a surgical technologist training program in the military or other public service corps;
  • Must be Certified as Surgical Technologist or meets other Education Requirements stated above.

1 year experience in an acute care setting preferred.

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