Certified Surgical Technologist

at Spectrum Healthcare Partners in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Schedule: 27 hr/wk (3) 9-hour days or 36 hr/wk (4) 9-hour days, benefit eligible for both.

6:30 AM – 4:30 PM. No nights, weekends, holidays, or call. Sign-on bonus of up to $6,000! COMPANY OVERVIEW Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine’s hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire. POSITION SUMMARY Assists in the delivery of optimal patient care, comfort and safety by providing surgical services to surgeons in the Ambulatory Surgery Center and maintaining goals, objectives and values of Spectrum Healthcare Partners. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

+ Prepares for scheduled OR cases by preparation of anticipated instrumentation and implants.

+ May perform delegated activities as assistant to the circulator by responding to the needs of the surgical team, by assisting in the preparation of supplies and equipment, maintaining a running protocol sheet, assisting patients into room, assisting with proper positioning of patients and the appropriate receipt and handling of specimens.

+ When performing scrub responsibilities, assists in opening room for procedures and prepares table, instruments and supplies at the sterile field. Directly assists surgeons by passing instruments and supplies at the sterile field and is responsible with the circulator for countable items at the sterile field.

+ Assists physician and Advanced Practice Providers with surgical preparation of patient by: applying tourniquet; positioning patient appropriately in relation to surgery and safety to avoid neurovascular injury over pressure areas; Adheres to all time out procedures in the OR: anesthesia time out, surgical time out and post procedure sign out., allows for appropriate surgical exposure; application of electrocautery grounded pad over large muscle mass close to surgical site.

+ When performing second scrub role, responsibilities may include holding retractors, sponging or suctioning operative site, applying electrocautery to clamp, etc., as directed by the surgeon.

+ Provides continuous assessment of surgical and anesthesia procedures to ensure patient safety throughout intraoperative phase; assures strict aseptic technique within OR cases and maintains surgical standards in accordance with AORN or surgery center.

+ Performs surgical skin wash-off per policy, assists surgical team in gowning, gloving, and draping of patient from non-sterile position.

+ Retrieves instruments from sterilization process; initiates use of OR equipment.

+ Dispenses drugs and solutions and handles surgical specimen appropriately on surgical field and communicates to circulator nurse.

+ Documents intraoperative activity according to AORN and ASC standards and records equipment usage and charges accurately. Performs and documents all sponge and needle counts per OA policy

+ Assists in the transport of patients safely to PACU

+ Makes sure all cases are prepared for the next day and that all equipment and implants needed/ordered are sterile and available for use, to include allografts and special requests in SRS.


+ Assists in the general maintenance, stocking and cleaning of the operating room, reporting any difficulties with supplies or equipment to the OR Manager and ensures all equipment is stored at the end of the day. Transports patients and supplies as necessary.

+ Reviews all documentation for completeness: SRS forms, operative reports, patient photos, patient charges, accounting for all supplies opened for each case and any other paperwork.

+ Responsible for maintaining relevant certifications; ongoing personal and professional growth and development

+ Keeps abreast of current issues involving patient care or practice issues by attending and participating in department, team and practice meetings.

+ Demonstrates professionalism at all times

+ Displays cooperative behavior and interacts positively and effectively with others to promote a team environment.

+ Performs other duties necessary to maintain the overall efficiency and continuity of the clinic.

+ Is proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues.

+ Supports the Company’s Vision and Values.


+ High school diploma/GED required.

+ Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology School required

+ Certification by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting required

+ Knowledge of aseptic techniques and operation room standards and procedures

+ BLS certification required.

+ Demonstrated patient care experience in a hospital or outpatient setting preferred.

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors and other staff

+ Skill in time management, prioritizing and medical care coordination

+ Ability to organize and accomplish tasks, and have the flexibility to meet changing demands on daily basis

+ Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality

+ Ability to project and maintain a professional image

+ Ability to work independently and excel as part of a team

+ Excellent customer service skills

+ Proficient computer skills


+ Daily use of computer operating instruments; stationary PC, Laptop PC, keyboard and mouse

+ Light lifting of paperwork, folders or other general record keeping materials

+ Operation of various office equipment: fax machine, telephone & voice mail system, stationary/lap top computer, e-mail system, scanner, and copier

+ Lifting up to 40 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently

+ Walks frequently

+ May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time

+ Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood borne pathogens

+ Occasional reaching, twisting, bending


+ Health Insurance (80% company paid)

+ Health Savings Account (Company Match: $3,000 family plan / $1625 individual plan)

+ Dental & Vision Insurance Plans

+ 401(k) Match and Profit-Sharing Plan

+ Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (company paid)

+ Long-term Disability Insurance (company paid)

+ Short-term Disability Insurance (company paid)

+ Generous paid time off

+ Voluntary, Employee-Paid Benefits

+ Medical Reimbursement Plan

+ Dependent Care Plan

Spectrum Orthopaedics was recently named the winner of the Best of the 207 Orthopaedics award!

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Job Posting: JC256312885

Posted On: Mar 06, 2024

Updated On: May 21, 2024

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