Hancock Regional Hospital

  • Surgical Technologist, CST- Operating Room

    Job ID
    2018-4048
    Shift
    6:30a-7p
    Department
    Surgical Services
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    What can you expect from Hancock Regional Hospital? Quite a bit. Here, you'll find big city hospital services and medical expertise right in your backyard. The comfort that comes from a hospital that's easy to reach and visit. As well as, honest compassion and respect. After all, many of us are neighbors. We're committed to this community, our associates, and their health and well-being. So we give more, try harder, and, by doing so, provide our community with a level of care designed to meet--and far exceed--expectations. We truly hope to find associates to join us with the same compassion and commitment.

    The surgical technologist is responsible for preparing the operating suite for surgical procedures. They are to set the instruments, supplies and equipment up for the surgical procedure in a sterile fashion. They are to assist the surgeon in the surgical procedure. They are to recognize a break in sterile technique and correct it. The surgical technologist is responsible for providing comfort to the patient. They also clean the OR after a procedure, position the patients, clean and sterilize instruments, pull supplies and instruments, put unused supplies and instruments away. The CST will take call on weeknights, weekends and holidays in a rotation depending on number of CST's will determine frequency of on call hours.

    Responsibilities

    Responsible in aiding the circulating nurse and physician in providing patient care to those patients requiring a surgical procedure in the Operating Room. Provide calm manner for patient to alleviate their anxiety. Exhibits necessary response/intervention to changes in patient condition. Assists in orientation of new staff. Assists with positioning of patient when necessary. Recognizes break in technique and corrects break. Performs emergency procedure with quick reaction. Participates in quality improvement.

    Qualifications

    The qualified CST will have a minimum of 1 years of experience. Graduate of an accredited School of Surgical Technology. Certification is mandatory for any new hire after 2009. Basic Life Support (CPR)Demonstrates knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive patient care. Mandatory License: Surgical Tech Certification; participates in Basic Life Support training per American Heart Association standards.
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