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Certified Surgical Technologist

Maplewood, Minnesota

Post Date: 08/07/2017 Job ID: 9652 Category: Health

Job Description
  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements.
  • Review case cart to ensure necessary equipment is available for case.
  • Scrub-in to sterile field and set-up instrumentation for case.
  • Assists the surgeon by passing instruments during procedure.
  • Assists with OR room turnover between cases.
  • Gathers OR equipment and positioning devices as needed, cleans and returns to storage locations.
  • Counts instruments at the completion to ensure all items are accounted for.
  • Ensures specimens are correctly identified prior to sending to laboratory for testing.
  • Verifies medications are accurately measured and labeled.
  • Knowledge: Instrument Knowledge - Knowledgeable of individual surgical instruments, instrument sets and product supplies by proper name and there use.
  • Aseptic Technique - Knowledgeable regarding the principles of aseptic technique and application of principles in the surgical setting Reports
  • To: MANAGER CLINICAL-424.           

 

Qualifications:
  • Essential: Attention to Detail: Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task.
  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc). Inspection:
  • Critical appraisal skills including examination, measurement, and testing of quality and condition of equipment, materials, or services.
  • Interpersonal Communication: Skilled in developing effective rapport with customers, co-workers, or families, actively listening to develop a positive connection.
  • Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional.
  • Safety Testing and Practices: Knowledge and application of safety practices, fire and disaster policies and procedures; safety testing, performance verification, and operations procedures for various types of equipment.
  • Requires prior operating room experience.
  • Education Essential: * Trade or Vocational Certification Trade or vocational certification in Surgical Technology required.
  • Credentials Essential: Description: Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Qualification Source: American Heart Association Description: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Qualification Source: National Board of Surgical Tech and Surgical Assisting Credential Comments:
  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or grandfathered experience prior to certification requirement (2006).

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