Certified Surgical Technician

Corpus Christi, TX
Full-time


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The Certified Surgical Technician, under supervision of the Under the supervision of the RN and Surgical Department Manager, provides technical surgical services for a variety of procedures that require application of prescribed techniques. These techniques require the safe operation of procedures equipment and instruments. Knowledge of patient positioning, safety, and employee protection is required. Technicians may be required to work in any areas as qualified and skilled. Provides patient care appropriate for the age and needs of the patients served.

Projects a professional demeanor and appearance while maintaining the confidentiality of patients, co-workers, and the facility and adhering to the HIPAA policy. Reports, in good faith, any known or suspected activity that appears to violate laws, rules, regulations or the Surgical Partners Code of Conduct. Fulfills annual Healthstream continuing education and competency requirements.

Personal attributes include the ability to be self-directed; demonstrates accountability, professionalism, and receptiveness to change; seeks guidance, direction, and assistance when needed. Works under stress and in situations that demand patience, stamina, endurance, and tact while providing impeccable service. Fosters an attitude of teamwork and willingness to assist others and does not refuse performing other job duties as requested. Set’s priorities, responds timely to issues which require a decision, and ensures desired results are achieved by means of consistent follow through. Non-exempt status.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.
  • Current Certification as a Surgical Technician
  • Minimum of two years experience preferred
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards.
  • Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement.
  • Is aware of surgical standards and performs in accordance with them.
  • CPR valid upon employment.

Physical Requirements:

Should use assistive devices when weight being lifted exceeds 35lbs or when required to push/pull more than 58lbs. (OSHA)

Work is of medium demand; walking or standing most of the time while on duty. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment, moving and lifting patients is essential to performing assigned duties. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well-lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions needed to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced and required by patient care and needs of the surgical team. Exposure to limited amounts of radiation, hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to the requirements of patient care. On call and or call back hours may be required

OSHA Exposure Classification:

Job Category I. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn

Our employees are critical to our success and we value their contributions. South Texas Surgical Hospital offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that values employee ideas and diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and require pre-employment drug screening and background check.

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