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CST - Certified Surgical Technologist
San Diego, CA US
Healthcare & Medical
2-Year College Degree
CST - Certified Surgical Technologist
(CST) Certified Surgical Technologist for San Diego, CA
NextMed is looking for a highly motivated Surgical Technologist to train as a Full Time Certified Surgical Technologist in San Diego, CA. We welcome all levels of Surgical Technologists. we are looking for flexible, quality minded individuals up to the challenges of working with mobile laser equipment and partnering with our Lithotripsy Technologists in the O.R..
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures sterility of all supplies and instruments during set up of surgical procedures.
Assists circulating nurse and surgical team in maintaining sterile environment.
Assists circulating nurse in gathering necessary surgical supplies and equipment.
Is responsible for doing sponge, needle, and instrument count pre-operatively and intra-operative and post-operative with the circulating nurse.
Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants.
Assists in keeping physician preference cards accurate/updated.
Retains all specimens to be sent to pathology, confirming source/name of specimen with surgeon.
Transports all surgical equipment to appropriate cleaning areas. Assists in sterile supply with cleaning and reprocessing of instrument sets.
Interacts appropriately and effectively with all patients/others regardless of age or ethnic background.
Uses Standard Universal Precautions, appropriate hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and safe practices to ensure personal safety and a safe environment.
Assists with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance and participates in emergency preparedness drills.
Follows all equipment and safety guidelines and is responsible for knowledgeable use and care of equipment.
Serves as a resource to other members of the health care team.
Attends in services, conferences, and meetings as required.
Communicates effectively and courteously with visitors, physicians, and their office staffs, patients, and employees. Maintains patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy.
Maintains designated certifications such as CPR, as offered by the center.
Acts in accordance with the vision, mission, and business philosophy of the Center.
Complies with Policies and Procedures, and adheres to safety guidelines to ensure a safe work and patient care environment.
Completion of an accredited Surgical Technology program
Must be a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), through NBSTSA, NCCT or any other accredited certification program
2-3 years of prior experience preferred
Must have be able to pass a thorough background check
Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
Able to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
General familiarity with medical terminology as it pertains to anatomy and surgical procedures for an operating room.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that shall be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear. The employee shall regularly lift and /or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally push or maneuver up to 400-500 pounds.
This position requires the CST to travel, via company vehicle, to facilities in their surrounding area. This is incorporated with the listed above physical demands.
NextMed specializes in providing Mobile Lithotripsy and Endoscopy services in over 32 states across the U.S.