Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Certified Scrub Tech (CST) PRN

    Job Location US-TX-Dallas
    Type
    Pool
    # of Openings
    1
  • 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 www.scasurgery.com.

     

    Facility Description:  Preston Plaza Surgery Center is a five operating room, multi-specialty out-patient facility that is accredited by AAAHC.  Specialties include Orthopedics, General Surgery, GI, Pain, ENT, and Ophthalmology.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Certified Scrub Tech (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 the scope of practice designated by the facility position description, role and responsibilities and according to the surgical technologist professional organization and certification board.  Assists with the preparation of the operating room for surgical procedures and effectively and efficiently assists the surgeon during the procedure.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Delivers safe patient care as directed by the RN and according to facility policy and procedure
    • Demonstrates ability to respond to patient care and unit needs in an emergency situation
    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position
    • Assists with gowning and gloving other members of the surgical team
    • Assists with preparation of the OR for surgical procedures
    • Assists with skin preparation and draping of patients
    • Handles specimens in accordance with policy and procedure
    • Removes drapes at end of procedure, cleanses the patients of prep solutions and applies dressings as needed
    • Cleans instruments and equipment after use and returns to proper area for processing and storage
    • Differentiates sterilization methods required for specific instruments and equipment
    • Participates in sponge, instrument, and needle count with the circulating nurse
    • Demonstrates working knowledge of and ability to use autoclaves and scope washers
    • Assists with stocking and replenishing supplies and restocking ORs
    • Updates knowledge in surgical techniques and related nursing care
    • Checks updated schedule each morning and prepares room supplies and equipment

    Qualifications

    • One year of Operating Room experience REQUIRED (strong Orthopedic background preferred)
    • Licenses or Certificates:
      • Graduate of a recognized and accredited Operating Room Technician Program
      • Current BLS certification
      • Certified in Surgical Technology

     

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