Covenant Health

Job Title
SURGICAL TECHN-CERT PWFSR
ID
3993239
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
SURGERY

Overview

Cov Hlth Fort Sanders Regional logo

 

Carrying Surgical Tools

 

Certified Surgical Technologist, Surgery

$20,000 Sign-on Bonus for Experienced CSTs

$10,000 Sign-on Bonus for New Grad CSTs

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

 

Fort Sanders Regional’s extensive surgical capabilities are transforming the surgery experience for patients in East Tennessee. From the area’s first robotically assisted surgery system, image-guided brain and spinal cord procedures to our hybrid operating room, Fort Sanders Regional provides patients more options and the best surgical technology available. We also offer traditional surgical options including advanced laparoscopy and day surgery procedures.

 

The Surgery department at Fort Sanders Regional consists of 17 operating rooms where over 10,000 procedures are performed each year. Our surgical specialties include bariatrics, cardiothoracic, colon/rectal, orthopedics, plastics, vascular, sinus, neuro, and surgical oncology.

 

Our staff consists of RNs, Certified Surgical Technologists, and Peri-Op / Anesthesia Techs who always work together to provide exceptional patient outcomes. Nurses in surgery work very closely with physicians to ensure our patients are safe. We have a supportive environment and an orientation tailored to your needs.

 

If you are passionate about putting patients first, are a great team player, and have exceptional organization skills, apply for a surgery position today!

 

Position Summary: 

Facilitates patient care by assisting physicians and nursing staff before, during and after surgical procedures by creating and maintaining a sterile field and providing the instruments and supplies required by the surgeons in a sterile manner according to the established plan of patient care. Competently performs with and/or without assistance the majority of assigned cases in a given service/shift; may perform difficult or complicated cases either with or without assistance.

 

Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || kwoods8@covhlth.com || 865-374-5403

Responsibilities

  • Under supervision of RN/MD, facilitates patient care by assisting the surgeon before, during and after surgical procedures by creating and maintaining a sterile field and providing the instruments and supplies required by the surgeons in a sterile manner according to the established plan for patient care; follows unit standards and processes to deliver age-appropriate care for all patients; demonstrates accountability as an individual and team member in meeting patient/family needs; participates in identifying cost-effective measures for clinical care.
  • Plans, sets up, performs and cleans up the assigned surgical procedure as a circulator and/or as a scrub tech; demonstrates knowledge of equipment and instrumentation pertaining to case; safely operates special equipment which may be used in surgical cases (e.g. lasers, microscopes, tourniquets, endoscopes, drills, saws, etc.); maintains instrument and equipment integrity; performs room turn-over and terminal cleaning; utilizes supplies appropriately and in a cost effective manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles of asepsis in creating and maintaining the sterile field; uses proper technique when scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and setting up of sterile fields; recognizes what is sterile and what is unsterile; recognizes contamination and takes proper action to correct situation; continually monitors the sterile field and surgical team to assure that sterility is maintained.
  • Assists nurse in performing sharp, sponge and instrument counts according to policy as needed; demonstrates proper counting technique for all countables and applies proper procedures with incorrect counts; demonstrates understanding of exceptions to counts.
  • Demonstrates proper positioning techniques; knows the proper position for cases and understands the use of proper positioning aids to protect nerves, bony prominences and to maintain circulation.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: 

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience

None with certification.  

 

Licensure Requirements: 

Must hold current and active national Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification established by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). 

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