Surgical Care Affiliates

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - Laguna Niguel Surgery Center

US-CA-Laguna Niguel
Type
Full-Time
# of Openings
1

Overview

SCA owns and/or provides management services to 200 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians and in affiliation with 105 health systems. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially.

 

Facility Description:  Growing Multispecialty Ambulatory Surgery Center with specialties including, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Gynecology, General Surgery, Pain, Pediatrics, ENT, and Urology.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is responsible for the provision of patient care to meet identified patient outcomes, and to achieve the goals of the facility as directed by the Registered Nurse. The CST performs duties according to scope of practice designated by the facility position description, role and responsibilities and according to the surgical technologist professional organization and certification board.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • CST handles the equipment, instruments and supplies during surgery as well as protects the sterile area.
  • They must have a clear understanding of the surgical procedure being performed which will help the scrub tech to anticipate any needs of the surgeon. The list of duties for a scrub technologist also includes:
  • Makes sure all supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure are present and in working order
  • Sets up a sterile field and operating room table with the proper instruments, equipment, supplies and any medication or solutions needed for the surgical procedure
  • Performs counts with the circulating surgical technologist before the start of surgery and prior to the incision
  • Prepares and cleans all instruments for sterilization
  • Assists other team members with terminal cleaning of the operating room and preps for next patient
  • Ability to set priorities, focus and stay on task
  • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the facility
  • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, Teammates, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc.
  • Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.
  • Utilizes time effectively
  • Follows established facility policies and procedures with regard to attendance
  • Upholds and practices the principles and policies of the SCA Compliance program

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a recognized and accredited Operating Room Technician Program
  • Prior Experience required
  • Current Surgical Technologist certification preferred
  • Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification Ability to set priorities
  • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the facility
  • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, Teammates, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, who anticipates the needs of the physicians, teammates, and patients

Please send resumes to : lisa.engel@scasurgery.com / 2017-3298 CA

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