National certification as Surgical Technologist eligible and completed within six months of hire date from one of the following:
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (www.nbstsa.org) renewed every 4 years; or Tech in Surgery - Certified by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (www.ncctinc.com) renewed annually. High school graduate or equivalent. Successful completion of: Surgical Technology training program; or U. S. Military Medical Core Training; or completion of an equivalent on-the-job training program with 7 years recent surgical tech experience. Maintains current CPR certification.
Demonstrates through clinical practice a clear understanding of sterile techniques and has a working knowledge of the specialized
instrumentation and equipment required for a variety of specialty procedures. Responsible for the maintenance of an orderly surgical
field and for consistently passing instruments and supplies quickly and efficiently to the surgeon. Able to anticipate and prioritize the
needs of the various steps associated with the procedure. Takes part in sponge, needle and instruments counts as dictated by the
procedure. Responsible for maintaining the surgical specimen in a manner which identifies and preserves them for pathology
evaluation. Assists in ordering and stocking of specialty supplies under the direction of management staff and departmental
guidelines. Able to maintain reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other
federal, state and local standards. Able to maintain compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.