We have multiple openings for Certified Surgical Techs:
.9 FTE, Shift: 9 hours AM, PM, Weekend, including call and weekend call, with 1-2 holidays a year.
.9 FTE, Shift: Primarily Days with scheduled PM shifts in a 6 week schedule. There will also be occasional night/weekend shifts. Call is about 1 shift every week and 1 weekend every 4-6 weekends.
.9 FTE, Shift: Mainly days between 6:00am - 4:00pm with occasional PM, Night and Weekend shifts. Required on-call. Some holidays required.
.8 FTE, Shift: Typically Days, between the hours of 6:00am - 3:00pm including call. Call Hours: 7-8 call shifts in a 6 week schedule which includes a weekend.
Saturday and Sunday Call is 24 hours each day
Weeknight call is from 3pm-7pm
Assists physician as scrub person according to prescribed standards. Assist RN in performing circulating duties as directed. Functions under direct supervision of a circulating nurse and physician. Display understanding of anatomy and physiology, the pathological condition affecting the patient, the planned operative procedure and consider any variations that may be necessary to meet the needs of a specific patient. Patient population to include neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric. Good interpersonal and analytical skills. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 80% of work time when performing technical tasks and anticipating surgeon's needs.
Major Responsibilities: 1. Assists and anticipates needs of surgeon and surgical team by passing instrumentation, equipment and supplies accurately and quickly. 2. Predicting the needs of the patient and surgeon and preparing necessary items for cases. Demonstrates working knowledge of instruments/equipment used in surgical procedures. 3. Utilizes personal protective equipment. 4. Assisting in the clean up of the room between procedures. Making necessary preparations for subsequent procedures and for the next days procedures, including restocking, supplying and coordinating materials required for use on procedures (may include documentation of usage). 5. Directly responsible for maintaining aseptic integrity during the surgical procedure. Organizes sterile field for use, opens sterile supplies scrubbing and donning sterile gowns and gloves. Maintains correct account of sponges, needles, blades, and instruments with circulating RN per hospital SOP. 6. Assist team members during entry to sterile field. Expose the operative site with sterile drapes. 7. Actively participates in 'time out' procedure per hospital policy. 8. Maintains proper handling of operative specimens for laboratory analysis/delivery to lab. Follows established specimen log for both OR and Lab. 9. Prepares medications under the direct supervision of circulating RN 10. Assists RN in performing circulating duties as directed. 11. Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested to facilitate the smooth operation of department. 12. Precepting newly employed Surgical Technologists, assistants and RN's.
Education and Learning: REQUIRED High School Diploma or equivalency + completion of a Surgical Technician Program.
Work Experience: REQUIRED No experience required.
DESIRED 1 year
License and Certifications: REQUIRED Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) within 2 years of hire date. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes.
Age Specific Population Served: Infant (less than 1 year) Pediatric (1 - 12 years) Adolescent (13 - 17 years) Adult (18 - 64 years) Geriatric (65 years & older)
OSHA Category: Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
Environmental Conditions: Exposed to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position: Static Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Squatting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Lifting - Other Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 25-50 Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 50-75
Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: JR-5420
About Gundersen Health System
At Gundersen Health System, we've made it our priority to enrich the lives of our employees as they find a career they love in our physician-led, integrated healthcare system. Using each employee's unique talents and passions, Gundersen is committed to delivering exceptional patient- and family-centered care to the communities we serve in western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota.