Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Certified Surgical Technologist

    Job Location US-NE-Omaha
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    Facility Description:

    Lakeside Surgery Center is a busy fast paced freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center dedicated to the delivery of care to patients in need of surgical services in an outpatient setting.  Employment for Lakeside Surgery Center is through Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), one of the largest national outpatient surgery providers based out of Illinois.  While Lakeside Surgery Center is affiliated with CHI, it is not a part of Lakeside Hospital.

    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:

    • Performs surgical team functions under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.
    • Prepares and maintains supplies, instruments, equipment and rooms for surgical procedures.
    • Performs specified functions to meet the requirements of each approved procedure.
    • Assembles supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures according to physicians’ preference cards.
    • Inspects equipment for proper working condition.
    • Assists in storing and stocking supplies as directed.
    • Maintains and updates instrument cards and surgeons’ preference cards.
    • Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician.
    • Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate corrective and/or preventive measures.
    • Maintains confidentiality of patient and organization related information.
    • Supports the Surgery Center environment by acknowledging the presence and dignity of all with whom he/she communicates.
    • Participates in and supports the Continuous Quality Improvement Program.
    • Participates in task forces and committees as assigned.
    • Demonstrates willingness to learn and accept changes.
    • Adheres to standard universal precautions
    • Follows principles of aseptic technique and prescribed operating/procedure room procedures.
    • Adheres to aseptic technique when opening sterile packages and preparing for the procedure.
    • Arranges instruments according to given procedure.
    • Confirms that instruments work properly.
    • Maintains availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delays.


    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • Completion of an appropriate technician program
    • Must be current in BLS
    • Computer literacy


    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to assist in training newly hired staff on policies, procedures and processes
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Ability to organize and follow through on own initiative
    • Strong knowledge of the Health Care industry
    • Strong understanding of patient needs
    • Significant expertise in human relations
    • Working knowledge of healthcare related documentation/systems
    • Working knowledge of medical equipment
    • Working knowledge of healthcare culture and processes
    • Basic knowledge of computer spreadsheets and word processing
    • Ability to stand, walk and sit for considerable lengths of time
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds and can demonstrate a push/pull repetitive motion for clinical health care workers
    • Visual and auditory acuity for frequent use of computer, telephone and occasional use of other office equipment
    • Visual and auditory acuity for timely responsiveness and patient-care assessment activities
    • Ability to move quickly in response to patient, employee, visitor or medical staff needs
    • Capability for occasional overhead and low-reaching motion
    • Ability to frequently make judgments and respond to problems
    • Ability to occasionally make judgments about/respond to actual or practice-drill disasters and emergencies

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