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Certified Surgical Tech - $8K Sign-on Bonus

Company: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Hutchins
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Certified Surgical Tech Advanced/Scrub Tech/OR Tech $8k Sign-on Bonus Clements University Hospital Day, evening, and night shifts available. Orientation schedule: M-F 6:15-14:45 for up to 12 weeks Why UT Southwestern? With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees. Ranked as the hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the sixth consecutive year, we invite you to continue your healthcare career with us at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. You'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Two to three (2-3) years' experience with knowledge of eight (8) to ten (10) surgical specialties and able to operate basic/standard operating room equipment.
  • Surgical Technologist Certification; completion of an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the US military or US public health services; or was employed to practice surgical technology in a health care facility before September 1, 2009 required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) course approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) is required. Job Summary Join the UT Southwestern team as a CST! As part of our highly skilled operating room team, the OR Tech will have the chance to work with world-renowned surgeons performing unique and life-changing surgeries. Helping to perform over 30,000 cases in 2022, our Certified Surgical Techs work with solid-organ transplants, cardiovascular surgeries, orthopeadics, and more. Our state-of-the-art hospital has 59 operating rooms suites allowing us to provide outstanding patient care while coordinating with our surgical team for all operating room needs. At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our Surgical Technicians assist in using cutting edge technology in the OR to help us merge together our mission to educate, discover, and heal. At UT Southwestern, the possibilities to explore your interests and advance your career are limitless. We would love the opportunity to have you join the UT Southwestern operating room team!
    • 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, relation- ships, equipment, supplies, and environment prior to management intervention. Provides and supports efforts to develop and maintain team environment.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
      • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English
      • Able to operate and troubleshoot standard/basic pieces of equipment in department.
      • Constant walking, standing, bending, turning, and stopping. Must be able to lift and turn patients. The following is the acronym, "PACT", and is fundamental to all non-clinical positions at UT Southwestern Medical Center:
        • P-Problem Solving: Employees take ownership in solving problems effectively, efficiently, and to the satisfaction of customers, or managers. They show initiative in addressing areas of concern before they become problems.
        • A-Ability, Attitude and Accountability: Employees exhibit ability to perform their job and conduct themselves in a professional and positive manner reflecting a professional environment readily assuming obligations in a dependable and reliable manner.
        • C-Communication, Contribution, and Collaboration: Who are our Customers? Anyone who requests our help, needs our work product, or receives our services. Employees focus on customer service with creative solutions while improving the customer experience through clear, courteous, and timely delivery and communication. Sharing ideas with others helps expand our contribution to department goals.
        • T-Teamwork: Employees work to contribute to the department's success by supporting co-workers, promoting excellence in work product and customer service, and in maintaining a satisfying, caring environment for each other. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed primarily in a hospital/clinical setting. Constant walking, standing, bending, turning, and stooping. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimum require prior approval of the Vice President for Human Resources, or his/her designee. To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit:

Keywords: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Certified Surgical Tech - $8K Sign-on Bonus, Healthcare , Hutchins, Texas

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