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Certified Surgical Tech - Internal Agency

Company: WellStar Health System, Inc.
Location: Stone Mountain
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Overview

Love being a travel team member? Come Travel at Wellstar with our new opportunity!

Work contract assignments that match when you can work with our Internal Agency team at Wellstar.

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.

Responsibilities

The Internal Agency Surgical Technologist- Certified- functions under the direction of the registered professional nurse. Assists the health care team in providing safe, age appropriate and culturally aware patient care. He/she has knowledge, skill and ability to perform duties within the context of moderate to high acuity surgical cases (with an expectation on occasion to work above this level as cases require) as defined by the scope of anatomy, equipment and instrumentation of the case and anticipates the needs of the surgeon and other members of the healthcare team. Exhibits an acquisition of additional surgical skills for progressively more difficult cases. Demonstrates an efficient, organized surgical plan for assigned cases. Takes initiative to discuss surgical plan with other members of the healthcare team. Able to troubleshoot instruments and equipment. Anticipates any additional supplies or equipment required for procedures. Ability to mentor, precept, or train in various modalities. Participates in performance improvement initiatives. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparation of the operative suite and surgical field to ensure a safe patient care environment while being vigilant for the maintenance of the sterile field and other patient safety concerns. In addition, they will gather required instruments, supplies, and serve as surgical assistant as needed. (not to be confused with a certified surgical first assistant). Other duties as assigned including but not limited to assisting with inventory, ordering, and stocking ORs and additional perioperative areas as assigned. Also, ensure that the unit is always compliant with Joint Commission standards. Call or late coverage may be required related to the facility in which the ST is working.

Must be willing to work at least one contract assignment during time frame of Oct- March. Preferred travel experience as well as Epic EMR experience. Get access to medical coverage and 403b. Access SpringHealth Wellness Services.

Qualifications

Shift:

  • Various Location:
    • Internal Agency can accept positions at any of our 10 inpatient facilities Required Minimum Education:
      • High school diploma/ GED required.
      • Graduate of an accredited (for example: CAAHEP and ABHES) program in surgical technology or a licensed practical nurse. Required Minimum Certification:
        • National certification, CST or TS-C (NCCT), in surgical technology is required. Required Minimum Experience:
          • 1 year of experience required, 1 years of experience is preferred. Required Minimum Skills:
            • Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills;
            • Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required;
            • Ability to function in a fast paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner;
            • Possess excellent time management skills; provide care using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills.

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Inc., Atlanta , Certified Surgical Tech - Internal Agency, Healthcare , Stone Mountain, Georgia

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