Certified Surgical Tech Advanced (CST)
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: July 1, 2020
Experience and Education
Requires minimum one (1)year scrub tech experience, with ability to
operate basic/standard ORequipment; Surgical Technologist
Certification; and current American HeartAssociation BLS.
The successful candidate for theadvanced role will have two to
three (2-3) years' experience with knowledge ofeight (8) to ten
(10) surgical specialties.
Requires high school diploma. Mustbe able to read, write, speak,
and understand English.
Assists Registered Nurse Circulatorby organizing, prioritizing
tasks, and preparing operating room for eachsurgical procedure and
arrival of patient in efficient and timely manner.Maintains on-
going communication with Registered Nurse Circulator
regardingsurgical procedure and patient status.
Provides perioperative patient care through selection, inspection,
and openingof surgical supplies and equipment in timely manner
according to age specificconcerns for children, adolescents,
adults, and older adults and physician'spreference list.
Applies standards of aseptic and sterile technique and corrects
break intechnique during surgical procedure. Creates and maintains
sterile field withessential surgical supplies and equipment needed
for surgical procedure intimely, functional, and organized
Promotes patient safety by checking all equipment for proper
working orderprior to surgical procedure.
Performs sponge, sharps, and formal and inventory instrument counts
withRegistered Nurse Circulator at proper count intervals according
to hospitalpolicy and procedures.
Passes surgical instruments and anticipates surgeon\'s needs
Performs surgical hand scrubs and gowns and gloves self and
Cleans and prepares surgical instruments for terminal
sterilization. Assistswith operating room turnover.
Leads, directs, and coordinates perioperative patient care
assignments ofunlicensed members of healthcare team by serving as
technical subject matterperson, resource person, and/or preceptor
to perioperative staff rotatingthrough specialty service. Completes
written clinical performance evaluationform in timely manner.
Organizes and prioritizes perioperative tasks based on identified
need.Demonstrates competency to operate surgical instruments,
supplies, andequipment. Demonstrates proficiency and
Solves minor issues of counts and errors, patient care,
relationships,equipment, supplies, and environment prior to
management intervention. Providesand supports efforts to develop
and maintain team environment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
workingenvironment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the Universitycommunity. In accordance with federal and state
law, the University prohibitsunlawful discrimination, including
harassment, on the basis of: race; color;religion; national origin;
sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability;genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status.
Inaddition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination
on thebasis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
This position is security-sensitiveand subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern toobtain criminal
history record information
Associated topics: cvor, ob, operating room technician, or
technician, relief, sje, surgical assistant, surgical core
technician, technologist, technologist surgical
Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Certified Surgical Tech Advanced (CST), Healthcare , Dallas, Texas
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