Ascension Health Certified Surgical Tech (CST), Seton Med Ctr Hays, Full Time in Kyle, Texas

Job ID: 222373

Certified Surgical Tech (CST), Seton Med Ctr Hays, Full Time

Kyle, Texas

Regular/Rotating

Additional Job Information

Title: Surgical Tech-certified

City, State: Kyle,TX

Location: Seton Medical Center Hays

Department: Surgery 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time, Rotating, 40 hours, Weekly

Marketing Statement

At Seton, we’re using the power of purpose to change healthcare for the better.

As part of Ascension's Texas Ministry Market we do this through collaboration. Seton brings great minds and proven results from the across the nation together. From the best hires and strategic plans for growth, to the proactive connections we make within our community, we reach out to move ahead. Now, partnering with the University of Texas to build the new Dell Seton Medical Center, our future looks brighter than ever.

We do this in force. With more than 12,800 associates, Seton is the leading healthcare service provider in Central Texas as well as its second largest employer. We serve an eleven county area of more than 1.8 million people. We have five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, three primary care clinics for the uninsured, and an increasing number of storefront care locations.

We do this with vision. Since our founding in 1902, Seton has led the way in Austin --- expanding thoughtfully and with purpose; caring for our neighbors, because we know them so well. As a non-profit with a mission --- rather than a bottom line --- guiding us, improving health at a community level is our number one priority.

Austin.

It’s our home, and our heart.

Located at the center of Texas hill country --- just a few hours from Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio --- Austin offers an appealing blend of hometown comfort and high-tech care. Whether you are looking for a vibrant nightlife and live music, recreational areas and activities, family-friendly fun, or educational offerings, Austin is a city that not only calls to you, but gently encourages you to sit down and stay awhile.

With cultural diversity, a mild climate (and truly great outdoors), attractive and affordable housing options, and no state income tax, Austin is a feel-good choice for a rewarding way of life.

The way we connect,

the lives we affect.

The Seton Healthcare Family is always looking for dedicated, talented professionals willing to share their hearts with those we serve. Being part of our close-knit team means performing to a higher standard. Embracing innovation, while understanding the importance of individual connections. And continually collaborating, learning and growing to realize new levels of personal and professional satisfaction.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Surgical Tech-certified facilitates the safe and efficient performance of surgical procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares surgical operating suite with sterile drapes and sterile solutions as well as appropriate sterile and non-sterile instruments and supplies.

  • Hands required/requested instruments and supplies to surgeon during surgery.

  • Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.

  • Maintains instruments in an organized manner and monitors/tracks instruments counts throughout procedures.

  • Fulfills the essential functions of the Surgical Technologist. Expedites and organizes the preparation for unexpected events, giving direction and support to the less experienced team members.

  • Scrubs independently on complex procedures in all specialties; handles surgical instruments, needles and sharps, and sponges; and, anticipates the needs of the surgeon in all specialties. Acts as preferred scrub person for complex cases in all service specialties that utilize highly technical equipment and complex instrumentation.

  • Suggests and assures changes are made to the surgeon’s preference cards as approved to include supplies, equipment, positioning devices and performs other related duties.

  • Coordinates educational programs that may be presented internally or externally. Serves as a train the trainer for specialty equipment or instrumentation. Serves as a resource person.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • May be required to be "on-call."

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • Certified Basic BLS Provider specializing in Basic Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Certified Surgical Tech specializing in Surgery credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Successful completion of a surgical technologist program or hospital conducted on-the-job training is required. Hospital conducted on-the-job-training requires documentation of orientation.

  • New graduates from an accredited educational program for surgical technologists must show documentation of certification within 180 days after the date of graduation, unless you were employed to practice surgical technology in a health care facility prior to September 1, 2009.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in the scrub role is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.

It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccpeeosupplementfinaljrfqa508c.pdf

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.