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Methodist Hospital Metropolitan

Surgical Tech Certified-Operating Room (Days)

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Evenings (rotating weekends)  March 23, 2020
Category: Nursing Support • Job ID: 01578-95953

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Description

SHIFT: Evenings (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Center City San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served by Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Our 354 bed hospital offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our Suzell Waller Women’s pavilion, the only stand-alone facility in downtown San Antonio dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, has earned an excellent reputation, one baby at a time.

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare and for the third consecutive year as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. We are pleased to announce it is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We have also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for our focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 5 consecutive rating periods, as well as Leapfrog’s Top General Hospital award in 2017. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Metropolitan Methodist Hospital under Locations.

In this role you will have the opportunity to support our OR. Key features include:

 
  • Designated by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 150 Best Places to work in healthcare in 2017 & 2018

  • The only hospital in the downtown area with a Robotic program

  • First facility in South Texas to perform Robotic Bariatric Switch procedures

  • The only hospital in San Antonio to maintain an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for 4 consecutive rating periods

  • 12  state of the art OR suites with an average of 550 cases per month and capability to provide all services to include open heart procedures

 

We offer you a generous benefits package including:

 

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Repayment

 

The Surgical Technologist assists with the delivery of quality surgical care through planning and anticipating the surgeon/procedure needs and coordinating with the circulating perioperative nurse during surgical procedures. Demonstrates competency in surgical technology; includes gathering and preparing sterile supplies, preparing/maintaining the sterile field, and assisting the surgeon by supplying sterile instruments to the sterile field. Performs routine scrub roles, as well as specifically delegated department duties. Consistently follows current AORN and regulatory standards.

 
Essential Job Functions:
 
  • Plans for and obtains the equipment and supplies needed for assigned procedures according to physicians' preference and specific patient needs.
  • Prepares equipment and supplies according to manufacturer's recommendations and specifications for uses during surgical procedures. Opens sterile packs according to established aseptic techniques and protocols.
  • Monitors sterile field during procedure and takes appropriate measures to insure integrity of sterile field
  • Prepares medications and solutions for use during procedures under the direction of the Registered Nurse
  • Maintains accountability for instruments according to hospital policy throughout the surgical procedure to ensure that no foreign objects are retained in the surgical wound. Takes appropriate action if item count is not correct and informs the appropriate staff.
  • Consistently follows safety procedures for Timeout and when handling sharp instruments, powered equipment, hazardous chemicals, and lasers.

Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
  • High school graduate or equivalent education
  • ONE of the following:
A.      Graduate of an surgical technologist program
 OR
B. 1 year of experience in a hospital setting as a surgical technologist prior to 9/1/2009.
 
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • CERTIFIED: Must have and maintain ONE of the following:
A.      CST – Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (formally the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist)
 
OR
 
B. TS-C- Tech in Surgery, Certified through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
 
  • NON-CERTIFIED: None if they meet the below provision:
              Per Texas HB 643, surgical technologists entering practice after 09/01/2009 must have and maintain a surgical technologist certification. Individuals that performed in a surgical technologist position prior to 09/01/2009 are not required to obtain a surgical technologist certification.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • None required (unless used in lieu of education as stated above)

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