Surgical Technologist CST

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Surgical Technologist CST

Health Career Associates

Surgical Tech. – Full Time 

 

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, assists the physician performing a surgical procedure by establishing and maintaining a sterile field in the O.R., setting up equipment, scrubbing in, handing instruments and supplies to surgeon. Assists the surgical team by preparing patient for transport out of O.R. and cleaning O.R.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Functions as a scrub tech before, during, and after surgical procedures, performing duties that include, but are not limited to:
Establishing and maintaining a sterile field
Procedure-specific preparation and instrument/equipment set-up; ensuring all equipment and supplies are available/at hand
Handing off instruments/supplies to surgeon
Management of medications on the sterile field
Operation of laser
Suctioning upper airway of patient, as needed
Management of chest and wound drainage
Management of anatomical and body fluid specimens
Care of staples/sutures
Surgical instrument and supply counts
Applying dressings
Assisting with preparations for transport of patient out of O.R.
Assisting the team with cleaning and set up of O.R. in preparation for next case

Required skills and minimum years of experience:
•Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location
•Functions appropriately in a crisis/emergency situation
•Ability to read, write legibly, and converse effectively in the English language
•Recent (within past 2 years) experience in acute hospital operating room preferred

Specific licensures and certifications/registrations required:
•National certification as a Surgical Technician
•American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) or must be obtained by the last day of the month after the 60-day grace period.

Shift or schedule: 4-5 shifts a month, two of the days are weekends.

 

Compensation: Pay range is $16.18-$24.01/hr. (based on years of experience)

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