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Surgery - CST, Argyle FT, M-F 6:30a-3p

Location: Argyle, TX
Date Posted: 03-21-2018
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Surgical Scrub Technician in the surgical department is a care giver who assists in various types of surgical procedures.

The surgical scrub techs principle duties include:
  • 1) Preparing the OR room, supplies, instruments, and equipment for assigned procedures.
  • 2) The scrub tech applies principles of sterile technique while performing in the intra-operative setting.
  • 3) Maintains sterile field to promote safety and infection control
  • 4) Ensures all cases are pulled for scheduled procedure
  • 5) Opens sterile supplies for procedures and checks indicators for and integrity of packaging
  • 6) Adheres to Universal Protocol and actively participates in a “TIME-OUT” before each procedure
  • 7) Adheres to OR procedures for counting, medication labeling and other scrub duties.
  • 8) Follows AORN recommended practices and guidelines along with surgical services & hospital policies and procedure. 
  • 9) Demonstrates knowledge base and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the condition and age of the patients served and the variety of procedures performed. 
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 
  • The Certified Surgical Technologist is under the direct supervision of the circulating nurse during surgery and under the direction of the Surgery Team Lead.
  • Administratively reports to the Manager of Surgery and CCO.
 
REQUIREMENTS:    
  • 1) High school graduate or equivalent  
  • 2) Graduate from an accredited surgical technologist program
  • 3) Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • 4) BCLS  
  • 5) Call may be required       
 
New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the required Basic Life Support (CPR)
 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Able to lift 10-20 pounds daily and stand for long periods
 
Customer Service Excellence:
  • Customers defined as patients, families, visitors, co-workers, our community and business partners. 
  • Fosters positive working relationships across departments and campuses to represent Wise Health System as a unified supportive system. & Wise Health System’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Engages full spectrum of communication excellence:  models integrity, personal accountability, engagement, communication bridges, active listening, open dialogue, empathy, understanding and interest. 
  • Acknowledges and respects individual cultures, values, beliefs and preferences. 
  • Practices self-care and renewal.
  • Willingly takes the initiative to improve customer service. 
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team for efficient and safe patient care.
  • Assists in the orientation, education and training of newly hired employees. 
  • Participates in all departmental and WHS mandatory in-services. 
  • Shows motivation and self-direction in offering to do additional cases, breaks/lunches, and other tasks as assigned.  Participates in early/late rotation, vacation, and off-shift coverage as necessary. 
  • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities as assigned.
  • Follows guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by all relevant regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations. 
  • Practices within the system and departmental policies and procedures.
 
 
OSHA TASK CATEGORY ONE:
  • There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills splashes during the performance of the job. 
  • Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
 
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
 
EMPLOYEE STATUS:
  • Non-exempt hourly
 
 
 
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