CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNICIAN (CST) LEVEL 1, Tucson, AZ - January 23, 2016
My day starts out organized by the charge nurse. We always know what were gonna do and even if something changes the appropriate measures are taken to fill the spot. I've learned so much at St Joseph's. I've gotten . I have experience in General, Orthopedic, Peripheral Vascular, OB/Gyn, ENT, Genitourinary and Plastic surgeries And Neuro surgeries. Management has also been sympathetic to our needs and wants. Which kind of builds a family there of nurses and scrubs etc.... We watch each others backs. My co-workers help with opening or advise. They are always there to count on. Hardest part is probably difficult patients during surgery. If we end up going open and we have to transition to ER mode sorta speak. counting instruments while still attending to the surgeons needs but I love it. Most enjoyable part of the job is when I have weekend call. The emergency cases make me feel like were actually saving a patients life and making a difference.