Certified Surgical Technologist Advanced (CST) - Tower Expansion
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: September 17, 2020
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
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.
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
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
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
Organizes and prioritizes perioperative tasks based on identified
need. Demonstrates competency to operate surgical instruments,
supplies, and equipment. Demonstrates proficiency and
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
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
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