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Req. No

21089

Job Title

Surgical Technologist Certified

Market

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa

Category

Patient Care

Facility

CHRISTUS SR Imaging and Outpt Surgery Ctr Alamo Heights PBC

Address

423 Treeline Park
San Antonio, TX  78209
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Type

PART TIME

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Summary:

This position is responsible for preparing and passing instruments and equipment for assigned surgical procedures in accordance with hospital and department standards and is responsible for carrying out identified patient care needs delegated by an RN, Physician or Manager/Supervisor. This position fulfills scrub role for patients undergoing complex specialty procedures.

Pre-Op

  • Ensures the preoperative area has a clean and therapeutic environment for all patients at all times
  • Ensures supplies and equipment needed are available and in good working order
  • Admits the patient to the unit and prepares him/her for the scheduled procedure
  • Makes initial assessment and determines the nursing needs of the patient
  • Explains nursing procedures and actions taken to help reduce anxiety
  • Identifies patient’s physical and mental status
  • Monitors the patient’s medical condition and reports any significant changes to the admitting physician or anesthesiologist
  • Assures surgical consent and preoperative test results are in the medical record prior to proposed procedure
  • Reports any important health history facts to the operating room nurse
  • Gives patients and family members emotional support as necessary
  • Documents patient care delivered, accurately in the medical record
  • Performs other nursing duties as assigned
  • Maintains established Center/departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business
  • Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors and other Center employees
  • Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or documents as indicated by policy.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of patient care and Center business

PACU

  • Ensures that the PACU has a clean and therapeutic environment for all patients at all times
  • Ensures supplies and equipment needed are available and in good working order
  • Admits the patient to the unit and monitors recovery from anesthesia and surgical procedure
  • Makes initial assessment and determined the nursing needs of the patient
  • Follows and implements physician’s orders and performs all required nursing activities
  • Explains nursing procedures and actions taken to help reduce anxiety
  • Identifies patient’s physical and mental status
  • Monitors the patient’s medical condition and reports any significant changes to the admitting physician or anesthesiologist
  • Documents accurately in the patient’s medical record the care received and the progress in the recovery process
  • Assures that the patient fits the documented criteria prior to discharge
  • Gives patients and family members emotional support as necessary
  • Performs other nursing duties as assigned
  • Maintains established Center/departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business
  • Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors and other Center employees
  • Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or documents as indicated by policy.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of patient care and Center business

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent is required.

  • Completion of surgical technology program is required.

  • A minimum of five years experience is required.

  • Ability to proficiently scrub 3 specialty areas including but not limited to: Transplants, Open Heart, Urology, Neurology, Titanium Rib, Robotics etc. is required.

  • Current CPR certification is required.

  • Must have completed an accredited surgical technology education program AND hold the certification. OR Surgical Technologist must have been employed to practice in health care facilities prior to 9/1/09. 

Work Type: 

Part Time


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