The Surgical Technician 1 functions in the inter operative phase
of patient care to expedite surgical procedures, under the
direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. This position
assists the surgical team through the use of equipment and
instrumentation to ensure that the operating room environment is
safe and that required equipment is available and functioning
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Anticipates the needs of the surgeon and surgical team staff.
Prepares instrument table in an organized and comprehensive manner;
discusses any special needs with the surgeon before surgery and
scrubs in adequate time for proper preparation of instruments
before the surgeon scrubs.
Maintains instrument table in an organized manner to avoid
damage to instrumentation as well as incorrect needles or
instrument counts. Identifies damaged or incomplete trays,
rectifies discrepancy immediately, or contacts those who can help
in order to avoid delays or injury.
Ensures proper orientation of electrical, mechanical and air
instruments before use in patient care settings. Counts sponges and
sharps concurrently with the circulating nurse to verify that count
Chooses and passes instruments during procedure, carefully
selecting and opening only needed supplies.
Disposes of instrumentation after surgical procedure to maintain
a clean and safe operating room. Prepares soiled instrumentation,
used sharps, recyclable items and fluids for proper
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Demonstrated evidence of surgical scrub experience prior to CST
regulation in September 2, 2009.
Completion of formal training program or one year operating room
technician program preferred.
Knowledge of infection prevention and regulatory sterilization
Knowledge of the theory and application of sterile and aseptic
Knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and
implementation tools and technologies to assist surgical team with
invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal
skills to interact with surgical and central sterile processing
Occasional exposure to chemical or radiation hazards.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or
Location - Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas,TX)
Unit/Dept - Labor and Delivery
Shift/Schedule - 3 12 hr shift (nights) No call required
QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent -
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience -
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS
or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.