Certified Surgical Tech OR\College Station Hospital (FT\Days)
Scott and White Healthcare - College Station, TX

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Scott & White Healthcare Scheduled to open August 2013, Scott & White Hospital in College Station is seeking high performing leaders to provide exceptional patient care in our newly developed 119 bed acute care facility. Our community hospital, designed by clinicians, incorporates many of the latest trends in health care design and will provide a comprehensive array of medical services to include; Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Labor/Delivery, NICU, Emergency Services (Trauma Level III Designation), ICU/CCU, Invasive Imaging, Comprehensive Cancer Care, Gastroenterology, Neurosciences, Pulmonary, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. Scott & White Hospital in College Station is a member of the Scott & White Healthcare System, one of the nations largest health care systems and multidisciplinary group practices. Our patients will enjoy close-to-home access to the finest services, backed by the academic medical resources found only at Scott & White.
Fondly referred to as the twin cities, Bryan and College Station are in the heart of Central Texas and home to about 170,000 residents. Located 95 miles north of Houston, 169 miles south of Dallas, 166 miles northeast of San Antonio and 104 miles east of Austin, this centralized location offers the best of both worlds: Small enough to offer safe and affordable living and just a short drive to major metro areas. Here you will also find Texas A&M University, one of the largest public universities in the nation, home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as 50,000 students not included in the city population. Responsibilities
Job Summary:
Functions in the inter-operative phase of patient care to expedite surgical procedures under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.
ANTICIPATES NEEDS OF SURGEON AND SURGICAL PROCEDURE TO PREPARE INSTRUMENTATION FOR EACH PROCEDURE.
* Prepares instrument table in an organized and comprehensive manner, and discusses any special needs with the surgeon before surgery.
* Ensures proper orientation of electrical, mechanical and air instruments before they are used in patient care settings.
* Counts sponges and sharps aloud and visually concurrently with the circulating nurse to verify that count is correct.
* Scrubs in adequate time for proper preparation of instruments before surgeon scrubs.
* Chooses and passes instruments during procedure appropriately, based on solid knowledge of human anatomy and judiciously, carefully selecting and opening only needed supplies.
DISPOSES OF INSTRUMENTATION AFTER SURGICAL PROCEDURE TO MAINTAIN A CLEAN AND SAFE OPERATING ROOM.
* Disposes of sharps (e.g., needles, blades, etc.), and transports soiled instrumentation/containers of fluid, etc. properly and in accordance with established procedures.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC: OR
*Maintains instrument table in organized manner to avoid damage to instrumentation as well as incorrect needle or instrument counts.
*Identifies damaged or incomplete trays in a timely manner and rectifies discrepancy immediately, or contacts those who can help, in order to avoid delays or injury.
*Serves as preceptor for new staff, ancillary staff and students in a professional and supportive manner.
*Correctly handles, labels, and communicates with circulating nurse regarding all specimens and cultures.
*When assigned, provides breaks and lunches in a timely and efficient manner.
*When assigned, completes projects and assignments (i.e. dpc changes, instrument issues) in thorough and effective manner that aids department as a whole.
ENSURES MAINTENANCE OF THE STERILE FIELD.
*Uses principles of aseptic practice in varying situations.
*Initiates corrective action when break in technique occurs.
*Inspects sterile items for contamination and expiration dates prior to opening and maintains sterility while opening items for procedure.
*Labels all medications and fluids, to include syringes, that are added to the back table in accordance with the policy.
THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST IDENTIFIES AND PROMOTES THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIENTIOUS METHOD OF PROVIDING SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PATIENT CARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ESTABLISHED STANDARDS.
*Ensures doctor preference cards are correct and notifies PNC of needed changes.
*Reduces amount of wastage of resources by only opening supplies needed.
*Oversees and assists with room turn-over to facilitate case load.
*Participates in reprocessing efforts to assist the organization and promote an environmentally friendly atmosphere.
PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY
* Surgical Certification required.
*Formal training program after high school, one year operating room technician program preferred.
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Minimum of 1 year of surgical tech experience in procedural area or OR required with 2 years of cardiovascular experience preferred.
Staggering shifts and will require call.
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Qualifications
Experience: Minimum/No Experience (See ADDITIONAL DETAILS above)
Degree: H. S. Graduate/GED Equivalent
License/Certificate: Certified Surgical Tech
Other Information
Department: CSHos Operating Room
Standard Hours Per Week: 40
Grade: G12
Shift: Days

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