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Certified Surgical Technologist Advanced (CST) - Tower Expansion

Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Clements University Hospital & Zale Lipshy Pavilion, with 56 ORs, perform 2000+ cases a month including Stealth Navigated Spine Surgeries, Brain Lab Navigated Brain Surgeries; Robot XI, Robot SP; Living Liver Transplants, Complex Endovascular Procedures, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement, Reconstructive Cancer Procedures, and Complex Microvascular procedures.

The skill set we are seeking for the Advanced CST role includes:
Complex Robotics
Complex Endovascular
Complex ENT & Complex Eyes

As an employee of UT Southwestern s Surgical Services teams, you will experience unique procedures, stability of volumes, supportive leadership, great benefits and varied committee opportunities.

Experience and Education

Requires minimum one (1) year scrub tech experience, with ability to operate basic/standard OR equipment; Surgical Technologist Certification; and current American Heart Association BLS.

The successful candidate for the advanced role will have two to three (2-3) years' experience with knowledge of eight (8) to ten (10) surgical specialties.

Requires high school diploma. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Job Duties

Assists Registered Nurse Circulator by organizing, prioritizing tasks, and preparing operating room for each surgical procedure and arrival of patient in efficient and timely manner. Maintains on- going communication with Registered Nurse Circulator regarding surgical procedure and patient status.

Provides perioperative patient care through selection, inspection, and opening of surgical supplies and equipment in timely manner according to age specific concerns for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults and physician's preference list.

Applies standards of aseptic and sterile technique and corrects break in technique during surgical procedure. Creates and maintains sterile field with essential surgical supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure in timely, functional, and organized manner.

Promotes patient safety by checking all equipment for proper working order prior to surgical procedure.

Performs sponge, sharps, and formal and inventory instrument counts with Registered Nurse Circulator at proper count intervals according to hospital policy and procedures.

Passes surgical instruments and anticipates surgeon\'s needs during. surgical procedure.

Performs surgical hand scrubs and gowns and gloves self and others.
Cleans and prepares surgical instruments for terminal sterilization. Assists with operating room turnover.

Leads, directs, and coordinates perioperative patient care assignments of unlicensed members of healthcare team by serving as technical subject matter person, resource person, and/or preceptor to perioperative staff rotating through specialty service. Completes written clinical performance evaluation form in timely manner.

Organizes and prioritizes perioperative tasks based on identified need. Demonstrates competency to operate surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment. Demonstrates proficiency and independence.

Solves minor issues of counts and errors, patient care, relationships, equipment, supplies, and environment prior to management intervention. Provides and supports efforts to develop and maintain team environment.

Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful 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. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Associated topics: ascp, laboratory, medical lab science, medical laboratory science, medical technologist, mlt, sample collection, services, technician iii, toxicology

Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Certified Surgical Technologist Advanced (CST) - Tower Expansion, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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