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Surgical Technician Main OR

Company: CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Position Summary

Possesses superior knowledge of the various surgical equipment and advanced surgical instrumentation in at least three or more specialties; Develops, organizes and Delivers continuing education topics as needed by the unit, serving as a liaison to Instrument Techs assigned to the section, and assures equipment is cleaned and maintained as required.

 


Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates superior knowledge and practice in the first scrub role    
  • Understands supply costs and independently Works with team to assure that quality of care is maintained while cost containment is considered   
  • Demonstrates superior knowledge of the varied surgical equipment and advanced surgical instrumentation.  Assures appropriate equipment and supplies are available for each procedure   
  • Assists in communication with Biomedical Services on the status of equipment needing repair or maintenance   
  • Educates staff in the care of instrumentation and equipment

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

 

Education and Licensure:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Certified Surgical First Assistant (CST/CSFA)  required as of September 1, 2010 or "grandfathered" employees  or LVN
  • BCLS for some locations

Minimum Experience:

  •  Two (2) years of experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to work in at least 3 different specialty areas.

Keywords: CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston , Surgical Technician Main OR, Other , Houston, Texas

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