DescriptionCertified Surgical Technologists at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center are educated professionals with a certificate from an Accredited Surgical Tech program. These professionals follow the cognitive model of a positive care approach and are actively involved in continuing education to develop the best surgical practices. Surgical Technologists may be Certified or Registered with the state of Illinois. Surgical Technologist practice follows the mission of the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis serving our community with the “greatest care and love”.
CST Certification required – must be obtained within 1 year of employment.
The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to scrub for cases appropriate to the age of the patients served intra-operatively.
This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Scrubs for procedures according to established aseptic technique guidelines.
Procedures include but are not limited to pediatrics, thoracic, transplant, organ procurement, vascular, interventional radiology, orthopedics, gynecology, robotic, EENT, plastics, dental, urology, oncology, laser, and trauma.
Possesses analytical skills necessary to organize and prepare the operating room prior to surgery.
In doing so, collects all necessary supplies, instruments, implants, hardware, opens and maintains sterile environment, sets up back table and mayo stand, counts all necessary items according to procedure.
Assists surgeons intra-operatively with routine and complex surgical procedures including scrubbing, draping, passing instruments, sponges, sutures, and other supplies and equipment to surgeons, holding retractors, first assisting, assisting in clean-up after a case, sterilizing instruments in preparation for a case or contaminated instruments, etc.
Anticipates and responds to the surgeons’ needs during the course of the surgery.
Receives surgical specimens, preserves specimen accordingly and notifies circulating nurse of the specimen type and source.
Work requires a professional level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology, concepts of disease, aseptic technique, modern surgical principles, techniques, and procedures, at a level that generally can be acquired by completion and graduation from an accredited scrub technology program.
Work requires a minimum of 4 months intra-operative orientation and on-the-job training to learn department/unit policies, procedures and work routines; to develop proficiency in the use of medical equipment and instruments used in the operating room; to learn quality/safety standards; and to gain an understanding of the types of surgical procedures, including traumas.
Further team specific orientation may require additional education and on-the –job training.
Work requires the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively and concisely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other patient care providers.
Functions as a clinical resource person to various department personnel and other patient care givers as assigned.
Assists in identifying and resolving clinical and operational problems that may inhibit the quality of patient care.
Orientates new staff.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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