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CST - Certified Surgical Tech - Inpatient Surgery

Company: Bon Secours Mercy Health
Location: Defiance
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

**Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health****Surgical Tech - Certified - Defiance:****Job Summary:**The Certified Surgical Tech assists the surgical team by acting as the primary scrub technician who handles the instruments, supplies and equipment during surgical procedures. The Surgical Tech is also tasked with preparing and sterilizing the operating rooms, as well as the necessary equipment and instruments, prior to any surgical procedure. Working collaboratively and promoting teamwork is key to success in this Certified Surgical Tech position.**Essential Functions:**--- Prepares and organizes the operating room equipment, instruments, and supplies as required for various surgical procedures--- Assists in the maintenance of the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques and informing the surgeon/surgical team of infractions--- Provides instruments and supplies to the surgical team during procedures--- Cleans, wraps and prepares the instruments for sterilization--- Retrieves, collects and properly labels specimens--- Checks and monitors medications and assists with the placement of sterile drapes--- Other duties as assigned**Education:**--- High School Degree or GED required--- Associates Degree or Vocational Certification, Surgical Tech preferred**Licensing & Certifications:**--- Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification--- Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association**Experience (preferred):**--- Minimum of one year perioperative experience, can include military training for surgical technologists and/or operating room technicians**Working Conditions**Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluidsMay be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materialsMay have periods of constant interruptions**Physical Requirements**Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 0%Climbing 0%Balance 34-66%Bending 34-66%Sitting 1-33%Walking 1-33%Standing 67-100%**Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards**Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/tape recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearDepth perceptionUse of Latex GlovesExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposure**Patient Population**Neonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:+ Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans+ Prescription drug coverage+ Flexible spending accounts+ Life insurance w/AD+ Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible+ Paid time off+ Educational Assistance+ And much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status**S** **cheduled Weekly Hours:**40**Work Shift:**Days/Afternoons (United States of America)**Department:**Inpatient Surgery - Defiance, LLC 1_All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for_ Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, _which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email_ _If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at_ _recruitment@mercy.com_

Keywords: Bon Secours Mercy Health, Fort Wayne , CST - Certified Surgical Tech - Inpatient Surgery, Healthcare , Defiance, Indiana

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