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Surgical Technician Certified - Operating Room (Days)

Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital - San Antonio, Texas

Job Code: 01588-82929

Full-time

No Weekends

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is licensed for 382 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. It receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world’s first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital.
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital under Locations.
 
The Surgical Technologist assists with the delivery of quality surgical care through planning and anticipating the surgeon/procedure needs and coordinating with the circulating perioperative nurse during surgical procedures. Demonstrates competency in surgical technology; includes gathering and preparing sterile supplies, preparing/maintaining the sterile field, and assisting the surgeon by supplying sterile instruments to the sterile field. Performs routine scrub roles, as well as specifically delegated department duties. Consistently follows current AORN and regulatory standards.
 
Essential Job Functions:
 
  • Plans for and obtains the equipment and supplies needed for assigned procedures according to physicians' preference and specific patient needs.
  • Prepares equipment and supplies according to manufacturer's recommendations and specifications for uses during surgical procedures. Opens sterile packs according to established aseptic techniques and protocols.
  • Monitors sterile field during procedure and takes appropriate measures to insure integrity of sterile field
  • Prepares medications and solutions for use during procedures under the direction of the Registered Nurse
  • Maintains accountability for instruments according to hospital policy throughout the surgical procedure to ensure that no foreign objects are retained in the surgical wound. Takes appropriate action if item count is not correct and informs the appropriate staff.
  • Consistently follows safety procedures for Timeout and when handling sharp instruments, powered equipment, hazardous chemicals, and lasers.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
  • High school graduate or equivalent education
  • ONE of the following:
A.      Graduate of an surgical technologist program
 OR
B. 1 year of experience in a hospital setting as a surgical technologist prior to 9/1/2009.
 
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • CERTIFIED: Must have and maintain ONE of the following:
A.      CST – Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (formally the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist)
 
OR
 
B. TS-C- Tech in Surgery, Certified through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
 
  • NON-CERTIFIED: None if they meet the below provision:
              Per Texas HB 643, surgical technologists entering practice after 09/01/2009 must have and maintain a surgical technologist certification. Individuals that performed in a surgical technologist position prior to 09/01/2009 are not required to obtain a surgical technologist certification.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • None required (unless used in lieu of education as stated above)

Last Edited: 02/13/2018

 

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