Provides direct and indirect services to the surgical patient under the supervision of the professional nurse and performs tasks as necessary for the efficient and effective functioning of the operating room, as well as the delivery of quality of care.
The staffing of the Center is based on a teamwork concept. Employees may be cross-trained in other clinical areas and may be expected to perform duties other than their normal ones as staffing and patient needs change.
Performs necessary tasks for a scrub role using technical skills
Assures patient/personal safety by maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment
Ensures proper instrumentation for each procedure
Follows all principles of sterile technique
Participates in all counts ( instrument, sponge sharps ,etc.) as necessary
Assists with maintenance of supplies and equipment
Performs other duties as assigned
Maintains established Center/departmental policies and procedures
Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business
Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors and other Center employees
Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or documents as indicated by policy.
Participates in Quality Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of patient care and Center business
Graduate of an accredited school of surgical technology/ or TX LVN license
Certified in surgical technology preferred (CST or CORT)
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.