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Certifed Surgical Technician- Surgery- St. Vincent Hospital- Full Time

Requisition R026503 Market Toledo, OH Department Operating Room - St. Vincent - Surgery OR Shift Nights Schedule Full-time

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General Summary:

Under direct supervision of a registered nurse and according to established procedures, works as an integral part of the surgical team. Possesses knowledge of aseptic technique and applies this while participating in surgical procedures, coordination of care instruments, equipment and supplies. Assists in the provision of care to patients of all age groups.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Work requires knowledge of basic sciences, such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, etc., asepsis and sterile techniques and operating room techniques acquired through completion of an accredited two-year program of Surgical Technology.

If Hired after January 1997 must be certified within 6 months of hire as CST as awarded by the Liaison Council (a member of Health Certifying Agencies) otherwise, CST preferred; and must maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.

Works required analytical skills to accurately and efficiently set up an operating room supplies and equipment and assist in evaluation of new supplies and equipment.

Must take call per policy and procedure.

Work requires three to six months on-the-job training for full familiarity with surgeon's preferences and department policies and procedures.

Provides patient care to neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

Working Conditions:

Work requires prolonged standing during procedures, lifting and position patients, and transporting patients.

Work involves exposure to communicable diseases, radiation, laser and errant anesthetic gas, heat from surgical lights, and unpleasant odors.

Work is frequently performed under stressful and emergency situations.

Key Job Duties, Responsibilities and Project:

1.Functions in the role of scrub/basic assist as defined by policy and procedures.

2.Performs specific tasks of circular role as delegated by the Registered Nurse.

3.Is responsible for the proper care of surgical specimens.

4.Practices strict adherence to standard precautions.

5.Assists with the care, preparation, and maintenance of sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment.

6.Maintains open communication with member of the surgical team to assure a collaborative work environment is maintained.

7.Assists in training and orientation of students and new staff members.

8.Complies with established hospital policies, procedures, and practices to assure that standard of quality, efficiency, and safety are met.

9.Attends educational programs as prescribed by departmental policy and individual needs. Maintains all required certifications. Stays abreast of changes in policies and procedures.

10.Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Mission and Core Values (Compassion, Service, Human Dignity, Sacredness of Life, Mercy, Excellence, Justice) of Mercy.

11.Adheres to the standard and polices of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or practices.

12.Embraces Standards of Behavior in order to provide and promote excellent customer service for both internal and external customers. Holds self and others accountable for behaviors that promote service excellence.

13.Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on assigned unit.

14.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span by completing continuing education program.

15.Interprets information need to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific need.

16.Adheres to all standard and policies regarding safety/ patient safety infinitives.

17.Is responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:



Operating Room - St. Vincent - Surgery OR

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Amanda M., CRNP

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