Adventist Health System Surgical Tech First Assist Full Time Days Zephyrhills in Zephyrhills, Florida
Full Time Days, 40 hours per week.
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
You will be responsible for:
Participates with the professional nurse in planning for and preparing for surgical procedures in the assigned areas.
Sets up sterile instruments and supplies, if needed, and assists the surgeon with instruments, sutures and supplies during the course of surgery.
Observes and reports to the professional nurse pertinent observations, regarding sterile technique
Assists in providing a safe, clean and comfortable environment for patients.
Demonstrates initiative by performing other functions such as cleaning the room, including the floor, between surgeries.
Shares responsibility for watching and protecting sterile items and for staying in the assigned sterile area and keeping unsterile people and unsterile objects from contaminating sterile area or self.
Maintains proper position during all cases so as not to contaminate self and supplies or hamper progress of the surgery.
Assists in training new OR personnel, as requested.
Directly responsible for appropriate use of department equipment and supplies required in standard care of patients. Prudent use of equipment, supplies, time and personnel will prevent monetary loss or damage to resources that could be minimal or substantial.
Complies with department safety policies, procedures and protocol. Responsible to help ensure that the safety and physical well-being of patients, family members, visitors and co-workers are maintained.
Participates in unit specific and multi-disciplinary Performance Improvement activities at the Hospital/Unit-based level.
Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles specimens at all times
Follows proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; reports all discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon and/or corrects immediately.
Provides and documents treatments and procedures as indicated and within the defined scope of practice
Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure
Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for surgical procedures
Prepares for procedures and anticipates needs of surgeon during intra-operative phase as appropriate.
Under direct supervision of the surgeon, provides assistance during procedures by: using retractors to provide exposure, providing hemostasis, and dressing the wound.
Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures. Follows written procedures for steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.
Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the scope of practice, reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.
Performs other duties as assigned
What will you need:
Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.
Ability and willingness to adapt to change.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to multitask
Completion of High School/GED
Graduate of Surgical Technology school/course or equivalent training
Minimum of 1years work experience as CST/FA
Current American Heart Association BLS certification
Current certification for CST
Current certification for CSFA/CFA
Documentation of wound closure class/education
Minimum of 2 years work experience as CST/First Assistant (Preferred)
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.