Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco

Seasonal Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) / Surgical Services / Temporary / Variable Shifts

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent. Graduate of accredited Surgical Technology Program.
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience in Operating Room environment desired.
  • Certified as an Operating Surgical Technologist required.
  • BLS required

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, sets up and maintains a sterile field for minor and major surgical procedures applying special knowledge of asepsis.
  • Applies specialized knowledge of specialized instruments, equipment, and supplies utilized in the Operating Room.
  • Organizes instruments, equipment, and supplies for easy access and maximum efficiency.
  • Takes emergency call as required.
  • Follows appropriate guidelines for setting up sterile field and instruments for designated procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of procedures performed in the Operating Room.
  • Returns unused supplies to inventory daily.
  • Applies principles of safety in performance of all responsibilities.
  • Applies basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to assist in surgical procedures.
  • Under guidance of the Registered Nurse, determines appropriate priorities for activities based on work demand.
  • Maintains awareness of own limitations and seeks guidance from appropriate personnel.
  • Alert to the detection of errors in own work and the work of others with appropriate corrective actions initiated.
  • Maintains own proficiency in performing position responsibilities through in-services, seminars, and other self-directed learning activities.
  • Maintains awareness of hospital and departmental operational standards which impact on position responsibilities.
  • Actively participates in the Department Quality Improvement Program.
  • Utilizes Meditech to view OR big board, enter documentation regarding patient information, print preference cards & utilize instrument tray management program.
  • Utilizes appropriate lines of accountability for the continuous improvement of quality.
  • Communicates changes in physician preferences to Team Leader for revision to preference cards immediately when known.
  • Follows policies and procedures for counts.
  • Communicates with CS staff regarding instrument turnover, broken, missing, and/or damaged instruments.
  • Communicates with board runner when leaving the department, for any reason.

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