TX - OR Certified Surgical Tech

Fredericksburg, TX

*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
Job Purpose: Performs technical skills and provides assistance to surgeons, anesthesia personnel, registered nurses, and other professionals in the operating room. Performs similar duties in other areas of the hospital as assigned. Essential Functions:Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of surgical procedures and instrumentation.Performs all responsibilities/duties required, as defined in the scope of service, to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed. Establishes and maintains sterile field and assures team maintains sterile environment.Has knowledge of instrumentations, assumes responsibility to clean and prepare instruments for sterilization.Ensures all necessary equipment is in the room prior to the start of a case, including instrumentation, equipment, supplies and preemptively audits case carts for accuracy and takes ownership of his/her case.Assists other members of the team with cleaning of OR suite and prepping the room for the next patient.Functions as a role model for current/new surgical staff and is in safety/efficiency process.Demonstrates eagerness to learn takes direction, adapts to changes within unit, and is an advocate for the team and organization at all times.Demonstrates correct and safe instrumentation passing and performs sponge, needle and instrument counts in a safe and accurate manner.Participate in review of activities and processes for area of work; assists in implementing changes to effect continual improvement in services provided, and complies with regulatory and legal requirements. Job Requirements:Education: Graduate from high school or GED is desirable.  Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program unless grandfathered in as of 2013. Required.Experience:  Minimum of 2 years experience as Surgical Technologist is Preferred. Willing to consider Surgical or Cath Lab experience!Knowledge/Skills Required:Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure in a stressful environment, and often without relief.Ability to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy relating to the surgical procedure and the instrumentation required in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the surgeon.Ability to set priorities and respond appropriately to actual and/or potential life threatening situations.Licenses/Certifications: BLS.  Required. CST Preferred.
Required Qualifications
General Certifications(BLS/BCLS)
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