Surgical Technologist I

 
Position: Surgical Technologist I

Job ID: 159002

Location: US-TX-Katy

Department: WC OPERATING ROOMS

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved

Summary:

We are searching for a Surgical Technologist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will handle instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure, assisting the physician while performing related patient care duties in an age-appropriate manner as assigned by the circulating nurse (RN).

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Prepares and assists with the preparation of the operating room according to the needs and age appropriateness of the patient and the surgical procedure
  • Applies knowledge of the surgical procedure by anticipating the needs of the surgeon, having supplies opened or readily available in a cost-effective manner as observed by the circulating nurse/nurse manager.
  • Prepares O.R. equipment and supplies while performing patient care related duties in an age-appropriate manner
  • Scrubs, and wears gown and gloves in accordance with the Recommended Practices and within a reasonable time frame that facilitates counting of instruments, sponges, and sharps, and the O.R. policy and procedure 100% of the time
  • Assists in the maintenance of equipment and supplies by inspection, proper cleaning, care, and utilization according to company recommendations and the O.R. policy and procedures 100% of the time
  • Communicates delays, or changes in the schedule to the charge nurse in a timely manner
  • Cares for one or more of the following age groups routinely: Neonates, Infants, Toddler, Preschool Age, School Age, Adolescent, and Adult
  • Operate sterilizers, microscopes, and surgical equipment related to surgical specialties


Qualifications:

 

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

Educational program completion for surgical technologists which may include operating room/surgical training completed in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service

CST-SUR or TSC-NCCT certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or the National Center for Competency Testing required

Experience as a surgical technologist preferred



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