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Surgical Technologist Cert.

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Job Description:

Surgical Technologist Cert. Overview At WellStar we all share common goals. That s what makes us so successful and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. Responsibilities The Surgical Technologist II functions under the direction of the registered professional nurse. Assists the healthcare team in providing safe, age appropriate and culturally aware patient care. He/she has knowledge, skill and abilityto perform duties within the context of moderate to high acuity surgical cases(with an expectation on occasion to workabove this level as cases require) as defined by the scope of anatomy, equipment and instrumentation of the caseand anticipates the needs of the surgeon and other members of the healthcare team. Exhibits an acquisition ofadditional surgical skills for progressively more difficult cases. Demonstrates an efficient, organized surgical plan forassigned cases. Takes initiative to discuss surgical plan with other members of the healthcare team. Able totroubleshoot 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. Dutiesinclude, but are not limited to, preparation of the operative suite and surgical field to ensure a safe patient careenvironment 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 acertified surgical first assistant). Other duties as assigned including but not limited to assisting with inventory, orderingand stocking ORs and additional perioperative areas as assigned. Also, ensure that the unit is compliant with JointCommission standards at all times. Call or late coverage may be required related to the facility in which the ST isworking.DEFINITION:Certified Surgical Technologist required to have a certificate or associate's degree from a community college or atechnical school and have passed the a competency examination through the National Board of Surgical Technologyand Surgical Assisting or National Center for Competency Testing Qualifications Required Minimum Education : High school diploma/ GED required or Graduate of an accredited (for example:CAAHEP and ABHES) program in surgical technology or a licensed practical nurse. Required Minimum Experience : Experience as a preceptor or mentor preferred. Required Minimum Certification : National certification, CST or NCCT, in surgical technology required. Required Minimum Skills : Ability to read, write and speak the English language; Strong customer service andinterpersonal skills; Ability to collaborate with other health care providers in the provision of patient care; Ability todelegate to other team members as required; Ability to multi-task essential; Ability to function in stressful andemergency situations essential; Strong detail orientation required; Knowledge of surgical procedures required; Basiccomputer skills are required. Skill and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in-writing. Skill and ability tohandle multiple priorities, self-direct, and apply independent judgment. Ability to think critically and adapt quickly tochanging situations.Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today! Associated topics: medical, microbiology, mlt, molecular, pathology, scientist, services, sterile processing technician, technician, technician lab

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Atlanta, Surgical Technologist Cert., Healthcare, Smyrna, Georgia

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