Certified Surgical Technologist

Coastal Medical Center, LLC   Sarasota, FL   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on March 16, 2024

Certified Surgical Technologist

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required and/or preferred.

  • Operating room technician training required.
  • Operating room experience required.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of sterilization principles required.
  • Experience in central processing functions preferred.
  • Cognizant of, and able to apply, competencies in age-based needs of patient population served to include limitations in hearing, sight, comprehension, cognitive skills, mobility and psychosocial needs required.

Prepares instruments and supplies to perform the procedure according to the physician’s documented preferred routine for that procedure. Prepares the operating field for the procedure. Performs routine and delegated duties.  Cleans, packages, sterilizes, and stores the supplies, instruments and equipment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient Care

  • Considers patient rights in performance of job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about the patient’s status.

Documentation/Communication

  • Communicates effectively with patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.
  • Interacts in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Information received from the patient and disseminate to others.
  • Reports observed or suspected safety violations, hazards and policy and procedure noncompliance to the Safety Officer or other designated person.
  • Reports observed or suspected breaks in sterile technique and takes action according to policy.
  • Documents in patient care records and on other forms accurately following policies and procedures.
  • Displays skill in oral and written communication techniques.

 Team Responsibilities

  • Supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the facility.
  • Performs according to approved policies and procedures.
  • Participates as a team member in support of the patient care process.
  • Contributes to the progress and development of the facility’s adopted Quality Management and Improvement Program.
  • Performs according to established continuous quality improvement policies and procedures.
  • Supports risk management and participates in programs directed to patient and employee safety.
  • Maintains professional competence by participating in continuing education and other learning experiences.
  • Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities.
  • Objectively evaluates suggestions and criticism and attempts to improve performance or seeks further guidance, as needed.
  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities.
  • Responds to emergency situations with competence and composure.
  • Performs specified functions to meet the requirements of each procedure approved for the facility.
  • Assembles supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures according to physicians’ preference cards.
  • Inspects equipment for proper working condition.
  • Performs operating room technician functions following principles of aseptic technique and prescribed operating/procedure room procedures.
  • Correctly utilizes, cares for, cleans and sterilizes instruments, supplies and equipment as directed.
  • Assists in maintaining adequate supplies in the operating room for immediate access during procedure.
  • Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician.

 SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Maintains composure in a variety of emergency situations.
  • Maintains an effective rapport with physicians, patients, family, and other staff members.
  • Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude when interacting with patients and co-workers.
  • Displays initiative and enthusiasm in performing responsibilities.
  • Initiates and/or facilitates the resolution for patient problems/complaints.
  • Shares knowledge and communicates effectively and assists in training others.
  • Interacts with physicians, guests, staff, and patients pleasantly, cooperatively, and effectively.
  • Accepts constructive and instructive criticism and implements corrective action.
  • Willing to accept assignments within the scope of the position and accepts extra duties willingly.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and implements effective problem-solving techniques.
  • Displays initiative, flexibility, cooperation, and adaptability in her/his approach.
  • Maintains poise, pleasant and professional manner even in the face of adversity.
  • Shows initiative and takes responsibility for professional development.
  • Acts and presents as a professional role model.
  • Actively supports and promotes strict adherence to policies and procedures as outlined in facility manuals. 

DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and continuing education activities.
  • Responsible for ongoing professional development as required for applicable licensure or certification and job requirements.
  • Periodically participates in a self-reflective assessment process as part of an annual evaluation.
  • Develops an annual personal and professional development plan.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains and promotes a positive, safe environment for patients and co-workers.
  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities.
  • Reports unsafe conditions.
  • Participates in fire and disaster drills.
  • Complies with infection control guidelines.
  • Completes incident reports, as appropriate. 

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities and processes.
  • Assists in the identification of patient-related and operational areas for improvement. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak and interact effectively with patients/families or staff members. 

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or electronic formats.

 MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS

Knowledge of safe operation of a variety of specialized equipment, e.g., autoclave, oxygen tanks, pulse oximeter.  

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrates customer service orientation.
  • Possesses relevant technical knowledge and/or skills.
  • Sensitive to diverse cultures.
  • Demonstrates appropriate record management and telephone skills.
  • Possesses skills to work with co-workers, other staff, and the public to handle patients in an emergency or stressful situation. 

PERSONAL TEMPERMENT: 

  • Must be able to deal with pressure, stressful situations, and frequent interruptions.
  • Must be able to accept and follow instructions from supervisor for all tasks.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS; WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Requires frequent and constant judgment and response, occasionally in response to disasters or emergencies, actual events or drills. Requires language skills adequate for high-level verbal and written communication in English. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk and hear.  Trained dexterity and strength to use specialized instruments and assist during procedures often requiring manipulation is needed.  The employee frequently is required to walk and reach and stretch with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand, sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

Requires high-level visual acuity and auditory acuity for timely response and patient care assessment activities. Ability to move quickly in response to physician and patient needs, to stand for long periods. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Occasional overhead and low reaching and to exert force of up to 50 lbs., occasionally, up to 20 lbs. frequently and /or up to 10 lbs. constantly. Patient care activities may require the ability to exert force of up to 30 lbs. constantly, up to 40 lbs. occasionally and up to 100 lbs. rarely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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