Non Certified Surgical Technologist - Ambulatory Surgery Center
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Internal Number: 12816101
Performs a variety of technical duties to assist in preparing and caring for pre-operative patients. Prepares patient skin for surgery in accordance with hospital standards. Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique. Provides comfort and support for pre-operative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient's care and privacy. Transports patients to and from Operating Room suite. Positions patients according to type of surgery. Identifies and cares for biological specimens. Prepares the Operating Room by setting up tables, instruments and supplies according to type of case.
High school graduate or equivalent is required.
At least one year in surgery as a Surgical Technician.
Two (2) or more years of experience is preferred.
Must have knowledge of aseptic technique and be able to competently practice aseptic technique.
Must demonstrate competency to monitor and control the surgical environment.
Have the knowledge and ability to operate various types of sterilizing equipment, surgical power equipment, endoscopic equipment, as well as complex instrument systems.
Must be able to perform as a team member and work in a collaborative relationship with other staff and physicians.
Computer skills very helpful.
Must be able to handle multiple demands in the surgical suite.
Current CPR certification (American Heart Association) is required.
Certified Surgical Technician preferred.
Must have completed an appropriate technologist certification training program in the U.S. military or U.S. Public Health Service. OR Surgical Technologist must have been employed to practice in health care facilities prior to 9/1/09.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.