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Surgical Tech - CST - Operating Room

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This position assists the surgical team by acting as the primary scrub person who handles the instruments, supplies and equipment during surgical procedures. Maintains constant vigilance for the maintenance of the sterile field.
  • Checks supplies/instrumentation and equipment needed for surgical procedures and ensures they are working properly.
  • Opens sterile supplies and sets up the table for each surgical procedure.
  • Provides a sterile field for surgical procedures. Ensures that the members of the surgical team are properly attired and assists the surgeon with draping the patient to isolate the operative site.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques and informing the surgeon/surgical team of infractions.
  • Passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon.
  • Counts sponges and sharps with the RN prior to the surgery and before the incision is closed.
  • Cleans and prepares the instruments for sterilization.
  • Assists in the maintenance of specialty surgical services.
  • Prepares the sterile dressing for the patient’s incision.  
  • High School diploma or equivalent, required
  • Successful completion of an accredited Operating Room/Surgical Tech program, required
  • Current certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist, required
  • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
  • Two years of surgical tech experience, preferred
Organization: St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO
Primary Location: CO-Grand Junction
Department: SMG-Surgery
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 9/20/2017 11:03:25 PM
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 17006920
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