Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 9/8/2022

CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECH

SIGN-ON BONUS FOR CANDIDATES W/2 YEARS' CURRENT EXPERIENCE

Under supervision of the Circulating Nurse, the Surgical Technologist prepares for scheduled procedures and arranges sterile set up of instrument tables according to established protocol. He/she assists surgeons by passing instruments and supplies, holding retractors and anticipating surgeons’ needs during course of procedure. The surgical tech also cleans the operating room and stores equipment and supplies.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Education, Training & Certification:

  • Candidate is a graduate of an accredited educational program for surgical technologists and holds and maintains certification as a surgical technologist.
  • Candidate has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States of America or in the United States Public Health Service. Surgical technologist certification is preferred.
  • Current BLS and ACLS from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross is required
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required.

Skills:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact with patients, surgeons and other patient care personnel, often during emergency or stressful situations.
  • Analytical skills necessary in order to organize and prepare the operating room according to standard methods and procedures.
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 80% of work time when performing technical tasks and anticipating surgeons’ needs.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods (more than 80% of work time) and to occasionally lift and position patients when preparing patients for operative procedures; and manual dexterity necessary to grasp and hold firmly retractors and delicate surgical instruments.


Additional Information

BENEFITS:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Employee Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K w/match after 1 year of service
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Up to 20% Employee Cafeteria and Café Discount
  • Discounted Tuition with affiliated University
  • Inexpensive Parking
  • Easy accessibility from Houston Freeways
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Ancillary Insurance

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.

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