Fort Worth, TX US
L - D
Area of Interest:
Texas Health Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is seeking a Certified Surgical Tech for PRN employment in the Labor and Delivery Department.
PRN: As needed
Minimum Education Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited surgery technology program, Vocational Nurse Program or graduate/completion of a military training program in surgical technology.
Minimum Certification / Licensure Reqquirements:
CST - Certified Surgical Technologist graduate of an accredited surgical tech program Upon Hire
CST - Certified Surgical Technologist graduate/completion of a military training program in surgical technology within 2 Years
LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse Upon Hire
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support
Minimum Experience Requirements:
1 year current operating room experience preferred, acute care setting preferred.
Minimum Skill Requirements:
A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supplies and equipment are assembled, prepared, and checked for proper functioning in respect to the needs of the patient and surgeon.
• Room is ready or patient and scheduled on time start.
• A well developed surgical conscience and aseptic technique is displayed.
• Sterile items are opened correctly and instruments are checked for completeness and function.
• Counts are performed according to policy.
• Expertise in scrubbing, gowning and gloving is displayed.
• Surgeons preference cards are thoroughly reviewed prior to procedure.
• Enough time is allowed to scrub and set up prior to procedure.
• Knowledgeable of principles of sterilization; correctly operates autoclaves.
• Cases are pulled accurately per doctor’s preference cards.
• Under supervision assist R.N. circulator with preoperative duties.
• Instrumentation is handled during basic to complex surgical procedures with proficiency in multiple services.
• Surgeons needs are anticipated.
• The ability to respond to procedure variations is shown.
• Specimens are handled correctly.
• The sterile field is monitored and maintained in a manner that minimizes the risk of transfer of infection and accidental contamination.
• Good communication skills are displayed with circulator/surgeon.
• Medications are properly identified on sterile field per policy.
• Under supervision assists RN with intra-operative
• Post-operatively follows proper procedures for care of instruments, supplies and equipment. Under supervision, assists RN circulator with post-operative duties.
• Patient care is delivered in a manner which protects the patient from injury ie. transported, positioned, padded, secured, and grounded properly.
• Equipment is operated according to manufacturer's instructions.
• Equipment malfunctions are reported appropriately
• Laser safety guidelines are adhered to.
• Alarms on patient care devices are not silenced or set inappropriately
• Procedure for time-out, including confirmation of correct patient, correct site, correct procedure, equipment and implant is performed.
• Patient is protected from improper use storage of electrocautery equipment.
• Medications are delivered and identified on the surgical field appropriately and applicable identifiers used prior to administering per policy.
• Surgeon preference cards are updated and changes are initiated as new techniques are instituted.
• Ineffective and costly processes are identified and action is taken to improve those processes.
• Continually strives to improve customer satisfaction.
• Actively participates in helping the OR meet its goals.
• Supplies and time are used judiciously.
• Potential quality problems, ie. deviation from standards of care, are identified.
• Perform other duties as required
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.