Halifax Health is seeking a Certified Surgical Technician for the Cardiovascular Operating Room.
The Certified Surgical Tech will function under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, will accept responsibility for observing aseptic technique while preparing and assisting with surgical procedures. The Tech will display a thorough understanding of equipment, supplies, and procedures that are being performed, will make adequate provisions for meeting the needs of the newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient and additionally anticipate the physician needs and meet them with the assistance of the Circulating Nurse.
- High School diploma or GED equivalent required.
- Graduated from an accredited surgical technologist program.
- Certified by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
- One (1) year of previous experience preferred.
- Good manual dexterity required.
- Provides and maintains a safe physical environment.
- Appraises cleanliness of room and equipment prior to preparation of case.
- Checks operational efficiency of all necessary equipment prior to use.
- Verifies appropriate sterilization of supplies, equipment, and implants.
- Is aware of and adheres to policies regarding electrical and fire safety.
- Applies principles of electrosurgical safety.
- Monitors aseptic technique constantly, taking corrective action as necessary.
- Handles instruments with care, replacing any instrument in need of repair; takes separate care of delicate instruments.
- Knows policies and applies principles and procedures in handling contaminated cases.
- Maintains assigned room in a constant state of readiness (room stocked, bed made, etc.).
- Performs all duties of the scrub nurse, working under the direction and with the assistance of a Registered Nurse.
- Establishes priorities by organizing daily cases and being prepared for procedures.
- Demonstrates awareness of legal responsibilities.
Counts all instruments, sponges, sharps, and needles with circulating nurse as appropriate according to hospital policy.
- Assists in the preparation of the patient for surgery.
- Assists physician in the performance of procedure.
- Follows policies and procedures relating to proper handling of specimens and cultures.
- Assists in activities at completion of procedure.
- Handles unusual incidents appropriately.
- Exhibits flexibility, motivation, and initiative in performance of duties.
- Demonstrates ability to function effectively in trauma/emergency situations.
- Demonstrates good cost containment practices.
- Reports to work as scheduled and conforms to working hours.
- Demonstrates good communication skills.
- Possesses knowledge and skills to care for newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
- Assumes responsibility for ensuring continued personal and professional growth.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.