Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 3/20/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0101.50350 SEH Operating Room

Cardiovascular Surgical Technologist- full-time 36hrs/wk, day shift, three 12-hr shifts, BLS required, certification required, on call required.

We are fighting for a healthier world and a new era of wellness!

Over a decade ago, we set out to build an entirely different kind of health care company from the ground up—one that unlocks access to affordable, high-quality, and economically sustainable care and wellness in ways never imagined. Today, we are one of the largest private, physician-led health care networks—caring for millions of people across the U.S. Our transformative, fully integrated model represents a new beginning for America’s health care system and others around the world.

We have hospitals across 7 states serving over 800 communities, with more than 43,000 employees. We are ushering in a new day of world class health care. From renowned pediatricians, sports medicine specialists and cardiac surgeons to state-of-the-art hospitals, urgent care centers and medical practices, we can offer easier access to high-quality affordable health care to people nationwide — when they need it and where they want it.

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Boston University Teaching Hospital, provides patients and families access to some of Boston’s most respected physicians and advanced treatments offering specialized care, including:

  • Advanced Center for Cardiac Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic surgery program; Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Award-winning bariatric surgery program
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • State-of-the-art emergency care with short wait times

Our medical staff, made up of some of the highest rated physicians in Boston, treats patients in our community practices in neighborhoods, including Allston, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Weston.


  • Grow with a health system that supports career advancement
  • Competitive Pay & Salary Increases
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Locations close to home, that support work-life balance
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k via Fidelity, for eligible employees, with company match
  • Tuition Assistance / Reimbursement
  • Family atmosphere and team approach that provides flexibility
  • Opportunities to grow your career, and not change your employer
  • And much more!

Job Summary –

The Certified Surgical Technologist, an essential member of the surgical team, ensures appropriate selection, preparation, and sterility of instrumentation and equipment necessary to contribute to a positive outcome for the surgical patient. They are responsible for assisting the team by scrubbing in on cardiovascular cases.


Minimum Education/Experience:â¯

  • Accredited Surgical Tech Program.
  • Must have a minimum of one year scrubbing in cardiac surgery.
  • 1-2 years of experience working as a Cardiac Surgery Technician in a tertiary or quaternary Hospital.
  • 2 years of cardiac preferred or at least 3 years in non-cardiac hospital setting OR
  • Experience working in both operating room and PV lab and/or hybrid operating room.

Minimum skills/abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team providing excellent specialized care.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with surgeons and other employees.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate in English verbally and written
  • Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of the Surgical Technician role including case preparation, set-up, aseptic technique, surgical instrumentation, equipment and supplies, and room turnover.


  • ARC/STSA-Accredited Surgical Technology Program; or NBSTSA- Certification is conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
  • BLS Required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Expertly performs role of a resource surgical technician in cardiovascular surgery
  • Performs scrub duties according to procedure, demonstrating a high level of skill and efficiency, while displaying the surgical consciousness required within this highly specialized environment.
  • Works closely with all cardiac surgery team to facilitate and coordinate exceptional, efficient, and quality patient care.
  • Contributes to the team by participating in staff meetings and in-service presentations.
  • Accountable for accurate counts of sponges, needles and instruments as appropriate before, during and after surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of national patient safety goals.
  • Acts as preceptor for staff members for all aspects of the cardiovascular
  • Demonstrates collegial behavior of respect and consideration with regard to work environment (i.e. restocking rooms, returning equipment/supplies for other surgical procedures, cleaning work areas/station and or communication as appropriate).
  • Has a surgical conscience in the principles of aseptic technique in maintaining a sterile environment.
  • Anticipates the instruments/equipment the surgeon will need next.
  • Assists in turnover of rooms and preps OR for patients.
  • Is an active participant in the “Time Out” giving one’s full attention to the process and will speak up if something does not seem right, stopping the line until there is resolution.
  • Team player who can complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
  • Hold retractors and complete additional tasks at surgeon’s request during procedure.
  • Handles tissue specimens obtained for laboratory analysis.
  • Organize and restock the OR following surgical procedures.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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