Position Summary: The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)-2 participates in planning and implementing the patient care under the supervision of the Circulating Registered Nurse and based on the Nursing Process. The CST assists the surgeon during operative and endoscopic procedures, ensures the operating suite is adequately prepared for the procedure, monitors PAR levels of supplies and equipment, and participates in the cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments. The CST will also be cross-trained into other ASC departments (within his/her scope) and performs functions outside of the OR when needed.
Education: Surgical Technician Course completion.
- Certification from an accredited Surgical Technician educational program and;
- Certified by the National Board of Surgical Technology within 90 calendar days from graduation date and;
- Evidence of a minimum of 15 hours CEU’s annually (regardless if employed or not with TH throughout the entire calendar year), and;
- Minimum of 3 years direct work experience in a multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center or hospital operating room, and:
- Involvement with start-up center or hospital, preferred.
Skills: Works with patients, families and other health care providers. Functions are part of an effective and efficient team, assisting teammates wherever / whenever help is needed. Handles pressure in the OR and deals effectively with all providers.
- American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the TH Organizational Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the TH Organizational Development Office are approved by TH Organizational Development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two (2) years.
- Surgical Technologist (CST) certification, unless meet one of the requirements above.
Physical Requirements: Medium Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
May be exposed to infectious specimens, diseases, and soiled laundry.