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Req. No

155503

Job Title

Certified Surgical Technologist - Labor & Delivery - PRN

Market

CHRISTUS Children's

Category

Patient Care

Facility

CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital

Address

333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX  78207
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Type

PRN

Certified Surgical Technologist - Labor & Delivery - PRN Job in San Antonio

Job Description

Summary:

Performs a variety of technical duties to assist in preparing and caring for pre-operative patients. Prepares patient skin for surgery in accordance with hospital standards. Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations that could lead to breaches in aseptic technique. Provides comfort and support for pre-operative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient care and privacy. Transports patients to and from the Operating Room suite. Positions patients according to the type of surgery. Identifies and cares for biological specimens. Prepares the Operating Room by setting up tables, instruments, and supplies according to type of case.

The CHRISTUS Children’s Hospital, established in 1959, was the first children’s hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children’s hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children’s Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.

Responsibilities:

• Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
• Under the direction of a professional nurse, performs all processes that relate to the delivery of direct patient care and assistance care in the OR prior to and during any surgical procedure.
• Ability to proficiently scrub 3 specialty areas including but not limited to: Transplants, Open Heart, Urology, Neurology, Titanium Rib, Robotics, etc. is highly preferred.
• Establishes and maintains the sterile field, passes instruments, and sutures to the physician, and assists as directed by the physician.
• Use the physician preference card as a beginning point when pulling cases and setting up the OR.
• Ensures that preference cards are kept up to date and as complete as possible.
• Works effectively as a member of the team caring for the patient.
• Cooperates in team planning and execution.
• Maintains a safe environment by always implementing technical and aseptic practices.
• Demonstrates clinical expertise in the use and care of all surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment.
• Adheres to Universal Barrier Precautions for both patient and own safety in all patient care situations.
• Demonstrates competency to monitor and control the surgical environment. Maintains proper traffic control, dress codes, and adherence to OR sanitation policies and procedures.
• Familiar with facility policy and procedure regarding decontamination, processing, and sterilization of all instruments and supplies that are processed within the facility.
• Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the population-specific and developmental needs of patients served by the department.
• Appropriately adapt assigned patient assessment, treatment and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age-specific, and other developmental needs of each patient served.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Completion of the Surgical Technology program is required
  • 2 or more years of experience preferred
  • BLS required
  • Certification of Surgical Technologist from The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting within 180 days of graduation or LVN/LPN License required

Work Schedule:

Varies

Work Type:

Per Diem As Needed


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Certified Surgical Technologist - Labor & Delivery - PRN