Certified Surgical Tech
Responsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient-family-centered care in the operating room. Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. Remains constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. Supports the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
Essential Qualifications: Graduate of a surgical technology program accredited through ARC/STA (Accreditation Review Committee/Education in Surgical Technology and BLS certificate required. Individuals trained in the armed forces of the United States will be considered. Certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within one year of hire. Certification must be maintained throughout employment. Two years of recent scrubbing experience in an acute-care facility preferred. Physically demanding, high-stress environment with the potential for exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions. Pushing and pulling heavy objects. Must be able to utilize the full range of body motion, including handling and lifting patients. Manual and finger dexterity Hand/eye coordination. Standing/walking for extensive periods of time. Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 25 pounds. Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
The major strength of Weeks Medical Center is found in the ability of our physicians and staff to offer extensive services utilizing state-of-the-art technology while maintaining the personalized care of a community hospital. Weeks is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering medical, surgical, and intensive care services. In addition, a wide variety of outpatient services are available, including cardiac and physical rehabilitation; a fully-staffed oncology department; 24-hour emergency care; a fully equipped laboratory; and an extensive radiology department. Weeks is blessed with strong leadership and a dedicated community that allows us to meet the ever-changing requirements of today’s healthcare environment.
About North Country Healthcare (NHC):
North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
North Country Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Human Resources department at the affiliate to which you are applying.