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Certified Surgical Technologist OR Days

Company: Ardent Health Services
Location: Harker Heights
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

This position is responsible for assisting in patient care and preparation of surgical patient by performance of routine and delegated duties according to standards and policies of the surgical center. Perform scrub duties and related procedures. Assist with circulating duties under direct supervision of the RN circulator assigned to the patient. Assist with cleaning and maintenance supplies and equipment as required. Function in the advanced roles of preceptor, service specialist, and instrument room liaison.


  • Personal Effectiveness - Meets established timelines; follows through to ensure completion of assigned objectives, seeks feedback to improve performance, and demonstrates a positive, "can do" attitude
  • Innovation and change - Looks for opportunities to improve processes and services, makes an effort to learn and develop new skills, and is resourceful and enthusiastic in responding to new challenges
  • Fostering Teamwork - Is open and honest in dealing with others, demonstrates commitment to team objectives, and sees challenges facing department and helps the team to address them
  • Quality Services - Delivers high quality services to internal and external customers, accepts responsibility and takes action to address quality issues, and helps operations & services respond to the needs of caregivers
  • Integrity - Adheres to a standard of ethical conduct that promotes trust and open communication, earns trust by living up to commitments, and can be counted on to keep confidences MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Fulfills the essential functions of the Surgical Technologist in Training.
  • Prepares for scheduled, emergent, urgent and add on operative procedures by insuring necessary equipment, instruments and supplies are available and ready for use.
  • Has the skill to expedite and organize the preparation for unexpected events, giving direction and support to the less experienced team members in addition to performing one's own duties.
  • Scrubs independently on routine, non-complicated procedures in all specialties.
  • Demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge and competence for more complex procedures in at least three surgical specialty areas.
  • Handles surgical instruments, needles and sharps, sponges and anticipates the needs of the surgeon.
  • Acts as the preferred scrub person for complex cases within a service specialty that utilizes highly technical equipment. Knowledgeable of all specialty equipment, supplies, and procedures.
  • Must be able to wear a flyte hood when required on surgical cases.
  • Serves as a resource person.
  • Maintains an accurate count of sponges, needles, sharps, instruments, drugs and fluids on the sterile field.
  • 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.
  • Assists in the trial and evaluation of new products and willingly promotes product standardization and cost reduction.
  • Consistently demonstrates effective and professional communication and leadership skills.
  • Coordinates educational programs that may be presented internally or externally.

Serves as a train the trainer for specialty equipment or instrumentation.


  • Excellent telephone and customer relations skills
  • Experience with patient safety best practices preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Must be familiar with computerized technology associated with endoscopy equipment.
  • Physical dexterity especially with hands and fingers bilaterally
  • Training as an endoscopy technician hospital background preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficient communication skills.

Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.

  • Education/Skills/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Successful completion of a surgical technologist program OR military and/or hospital conducted on-the-job training is required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years surgical technologist experience.

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:

  • Certification by the Association of Surgical Technologist (CST) required upon hire

  • National Center for Competency Testing is preferred.

  • BLS through AHA (American Heart Association) is required upon hire

Keywords: Ardent Health Services, Killeen , Certified Surgical Technologist OR Days, Other , Harker Heights, Texas

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