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CST (CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECH) - TAMC
PRESQUE ISLE ME 04769
Category: Health Care Industry
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Job code: lhw-e0-90642405

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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CST (CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECH) - TAMC
**GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: **
Using TAMC's Standards of Behavior-demonstrate professionalism at all times with patients and co-workers. A team player is necessary for this position of variable skills, organization and independent working environment. Fast paced setting requires independent thinking and ability and willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changes.
The CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) will be supervised and managed by the OR Manager. He/she will report directly to the OR Supervisor or Charge Nurse for assistance/questions/concerns/issues regarding responsibilities (see Essential Duties below).
**ESSENTIAL DUTIES:**
1. Knows how to set up a sterile instrument and surgical field and maintain the sterility of that field.
2. Greets, identifies, and transports patients to and from the Operating Room and/or
Recovery Room.
3. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment.
4. Functions under the direct supervision of the surgeon, PA/RNFAs, or Registered nurses in the care of patients before, during and after surgery.
5. Has in-depth knowledge of surgical instruments and proper care of those instruments.
6. Passes instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and PA/RNFAs. Holding
retractors, cutting sutures, and keeping inventory of sponges, needles, and instruments
used during the operation.
7. Has knowledge of surgical procedures and is able to collect and coordinate the supplies and instruments needed for those cases.
8. Has knowledge of the theory and application, and practice of aseptic/sterile technique is
demonstrated.
9. Participates in data collection as necessary for Performance Improvement.
10. Has in-depth knowledge of surgical procedures and is able to collect and coordinate the supplies, instruments, and equipment needed for those procedures.
11. Has knowledge of accepted and approved TAMC policy and procedure relating to
sponge, needle, and instrument counts.
12. Assists in turning and positioning patients on the OR table.
13. Understands the use of preference sheets and knows who to seek out to make changes
and updates.
14. Operates sterilizers, lights, suction machines, and diagnostic equipment**.**
15. Has ability to scrub, gown, and glove in preparation for surgical procedure.
16. Has the ability to drape the surgical site of the patient and maintain sterility of that
field.
17. Has in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
18. Has in-depth knowledge of surgical instruments, where they are located, their proper
handling and care, and their application to the surgical procedures.
19. Has knowledge of proper use of specialized instruments, electrical equipment, machines, light sources, microscopes, laser, and other equipment, as needed, for special procedures.
20. Has knowledge of the medications and solutions used in the Operating Room and administers them according to physician and/or hospital policy.
21. Identifies, handles and cares for the surgical specimen appropriate to the procedure being performed.
22. Assists with the maintenance and revisions of the surgeon preference sheets.
**OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:**
1. Identifies own learning needs and assume responsibility for personal and professional growth.
**LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: **Current and active Certification in Surgical Technology from the Association of Surgical Technology**. **Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technician program, and will take the certification exam and become certified.** **
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**AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS: **
Monday thru Friday 0630 - 1700 and rotating call including night and weekends.
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**EDUCATION SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS**:
1. Successfully completed an accredited Surgical Technician program or a military equivalent program.
2. Passed the national certification exam
3. Valid Certified Surgical Tech certification

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