Certified Surgical Technician CST, 40 hours, Day Shift
Department: Operating Room - 621000
Position Type: Regular
Shift: Day Shift
Hours Per Week: Full time 40 hours per week
Location: New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120
Certified Surgical Technician, Operating Room
40 hours: 4, 10 hour shifts: 7a-5:30pm, 9a-7:30pm, rotating with call
SUMMARY: Responsible for the care and safety of the adult and geriatric patients who come under his/her care in the scrub role. Able to scrub a variety of orthopedic cases such as total joints, instrumented spine fusions, complex hand, foot and sports. Certification is required.
Exemplifies the values of New England Baptist Hospital and the ROSE philosophy.
Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
Provides a safe, efficient environment for the surgical patient:
Knowledge and understanding of principles of asepsis and sterile technique.
Adheres to dress code and operating room infection control policies.
Adheres to universal precautions.
Able to locate emergency equipment.
Utilizes proper body mechanics when lifting and moving patients and equipment.
Adheres to electrical safety policies and procedures.
Performs sponge, sharp, and instrument counts according to NEBH policies and procedures.
Reports non-functioning equipment and/or unsafe environment to Nurse Manager or designee.
Demonstrates ability to identify emergency situations and use sound judgment in instituting established procedures.
Shows initiative to inquire and explore surgical procedures to broaden and strengthen clinical skills.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of infection control policies:
Shares responsibility to monitor and control O.R. environment.
Respects the patient’s inherent right to privacy, dignity and safety.
Demonstrates the planning and organizational skills necessary to use time and materials efficiently:
Assists the RN in facilitating speed and efficiency with room set up and turnover time.
Demonstrates competency to practice independently in the scrub role in a variety of surgical specialties.
Demonstrates cost containment in the use equipment and supplies.
Anticipates the needs of the surgeon in order to expedite the procedure.
Demonstrates the proper use, cleaning, processing, and storage of instruments and equipment.
Demonstrates concern with overall functioning of the operating room:
Manages free time productively.
Offers to assist co-workers when finished with own assignment.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to assist with additional unit needs as necessary.
Performs other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- CST – Certified Surgical Technologist
- Completion of Surgical Technician Training Program
- A minimum of one year professional CST experience required in an OR
- Heartsaver required