POSITION PURPOSE:--------------------------------To deliver patient care and assumes appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery.NATURE AND SCOPE:--------------------------------The Surgical Technologist acting as a scrub person handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment as necessary during the surgical procedure. He or she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He or she has the necessary knowledge and the ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. The Surgical Technologist acting as a circulator obtains additional instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary while the surgical procedure is in progress. He or she monitors conditions in the operating room and constantly assesses the needs of the patient and surgical team. The Surgical Technologist acting as a second assisting surgical technologist assists the surgeon and/or First assistant during the operative procedure by carrying out technical tasks other than cutting, clamping, and suturing of tissue. This role is distinct from that of the First Assistant and may in some circumstances, be performed at the same time as the scrub role.The Surgical Technologist acting as a Certified First Assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. This role will vary considerably with the surgical procedure, specialty area, and condition. A CST must have skills necessary to perform complex tasks that require more advanced specialized education and training. Practice privileges of those acting as Certified First/Surgical Assistants should be based upon verified credentials reviewed and approved by the appropriate credentialing committee.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: -------------------------------------------------The position of Certified Surgical Technologist requires that the person possess a passing score on a national certification examination. CST's maintain their certification by accruing 72 contact hours of approved continuing education in a consecutive 6-year period or by successfully retaking the certifying examination at the conclusion of the 6-year period. The position of First Assistant Surgical Technologist requires further education, supervision and successful passing score on certification examination. The individual in this position must possess, and maintain, a current Basic Resuscitation. Speaking, listening, the ability to move frequently from one task to another using several different skills, the ability to make decisions based on facts, the ability to use fingers and hands, the ability to work accurately with detail, good vision and eye-hand coordination are required to communicate with others during the surgical experience.ENVIRONMENT:----------------------South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 40 bed acute care and long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The surgery unit consists of two rooms, one main general room and another for local and endoscopy procedures. The working environment is generally pleasant, clean and well maintained. The position requires standing for extended periods of time without a break, in bright, artificially lighted rooms. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all kinds of blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, needle stick injuries and exposure to anesthetic gases. Generally, physical demands are moderate and all work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on scheduling needs. On call hours are necessary
Additional Salary Information: Hourly wage is determined based on experience. This is a union based position and will require union dues to be paid.Recruitment Bonus to utilize for relocation is determined based on budget.
South Peninsula Hospital is located in beautiful Homer, Alaska, overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. We are a 22-bed critical access hospital with an attached 28-bed long-term care facility. We provide state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and are proud to have a staff of over 400.Included in our active medical staff are specialists in ophthalmology, psychiatry, orthopedics, anes...thesiology, radiology and emergency medicine as well as our family practice doctors and general surgeons. We also have courtesy, consulting and allied staff including midwifery, cardiology, urology, otolaryngology, oncology, dentistry and pathology.Our hospital is governed by an elected Service Area Board through the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and a Board of Directors, which oversees the hospital’s operations. Both boards are made up of volunteer members devoted to working with our professional staff to promote health care in the community. Our facility has been named three times as a top 100 critical access hospital in the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength survey, scoring best among 1,300 hospitals on 56 different performance measures including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.