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CST- Certified Surgical Technician

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Toledo
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionFacilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing the required sterile instruments, supplies and equipment. Maintains the sterile field and anticipates and responds to the needs of the surgical team.Essential Job FunctionsAssists with the care, preparation, and maintenance of sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment.Maintains open communication with members of the surgical team to assure a collaborative work environment is maintained.Assists in training and orientation of students and new staff members.Complies with established hospital policies, procedures, and practices to assure that standards of quality, efficiency, and safety are met.Attends educational programs as prescribed by departmental policy and individual need. Maintains all required certifications. Stays abreast of changes in policies and procedures.Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Mission and Core Values (Compassion, Service, Human Dignity, Sacredness of Life, Mercy, Excellence, Justice) of Mercy.Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or practices.Embraces Standards of Behavior to provide and promote excellent customer service for both internal and external customers. Holds self and others accountable for behaviors that promote service excellence.Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth & development over the life span by completing continuing education program.Interprets information need to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific need: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and GeriatricAdheres to all standards and policies regarding safety/patient safety initiatives.Must take call per Policy and ProcedureWork requires knowledge of basic sciences, such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, etc., asepsis and sterile techniques and operating room techniques generally acquired through completion of an accredited two year program of surgical technology.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationCertified through a Nationally Recognized Certifying Agency (e.g., NBSTSA or NCCT) (required)CPR (required). Must have or complete certification within 6 months from date of hire.EducationHigh School Diploma or GED (required)Associates Degree, Vocational Certification, or Military Certificate in Surgical Technology (required, unless being hired into a Labor and Delivery unit in Ohio then preferred)(or grandfathered in SC as a surgical technologist due to working prior to 2008)Work ExperienceWork requires knowledge of basic sciences, such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, etc., asepsis and sterile techniques and operating room techniques.TrainingWork includes three to six months on-the-job training (orientation) for full familiarity with surgeon's preferences and department policies and procedures.LanguageNonePatient PopulationDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Neonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months) Pediatrics (1-12 years) Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*May be required to use physical restraints.May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.May have periods of constant interruptions.Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.Other: Must take call per policy and procedure.* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsPhysical DemandsFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) xLifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) xPush/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) xPush/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) xStoop, Kneel xCrawling xClimbing x xBalance xBendingWork PositionFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Sitting xWalking xStanding xAdditional Physical Requirements/HazardsPhysical RequirementsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/audio recordingsReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity farAcuity nearHazardsDepth perceptionUse of Latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposureSkillsAbility to Follow InstructionsAble to Work IndependentlyAnatomyAnticipate NeedsCommunicationCritical ThinkingInfection ControlKnowledge of AORN and AST RecommendationsMove with a sense of urgencyPhysiologyPossess Surgical ConscienceProfessionalismSelf-DirectedTakes DirectionTeamworkMicrosoft OfficeMany of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comby Jobble

Keywords: Mercy Health, Toledo , CST- Certified Surgical Technician, Healthcare , Toledo, Ohio

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