WellStar Health Systems Surgical Tech Cert. - SR in Hiram, Georgia

Job Title:

Surgical Tech Cert. - SR

Job ID:

PH-1129367

City:

Hiram, GA

Facility:

Paulding Hospital

Employment Type:

Regular

Full/Part Time:

Full-Time

Shift:

Days

Department:

General Surgery

Description:

WellStar Named on the 2015 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

At WellStar we deliver world-class healthcare. Over 20,000 individuals work together to meet health demands and needs. To deliver world-class healthcare, we equip our facilities and team members with the best technology, resources, and education. We seek to improve the way we deliver care knowing each day holds more miracles, more life, more chances, more compassion, and more opportunities.

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WellStar Paulding Hospital

Think beauty, think innovation, think safety. Filled with natural light and innovative, safety-oriented features, the new eight-floor, 295,000-square foot hospital has 112 beds. The facility houses 40 emergency exam and pediatric emergency exam rooms, four surgical suites, decentralized nursing stations, private inpatient rooms, administrative offices and a café. It is entirely electronic and was designed with the guiding purpose of being the safest hospital in the world safe to patients and families, team members, the community and the environment.

WellStar Health System is a not-for-profit system recognized as a national leader in comprehensive care. Staying ahead of the curve in technology has enabled WellStar to be leaders in both the diagnosis and treatment of an extensive array of health conditions. Serving a population of more than one million residents of NW metropolitan Atlanta, WellStar consistently looks at total patient wellness and works to ensure that all systems support that focus. With industry awards ranging from Integrated Delivery Networks to Working Mother Magazine’s Best Places to Work, WellStar strives to provide the best care possible with Atlanta’s top medical professionals.

Specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with more than 20,000 diverse team members throughout our eleven hospitals and physician offices. By working through a patient-centered model of care, WellStar places enormous value on quality and safety with many accolades to support our work.

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The Surgical Technologist II * Job Overview*

Surgical Technologist II functions under the direction of the registered professional nurse. Assists the health care team in providing safe, age appropriate and culturally aware patient care. He/she has knowledge, skill and ability to perform duties within the context of moderate to high acuity surgical cases(with an expectation on occasion to work above this level as cases require) as defined by the scope of anatomy, equipment and instrumentation of the case and anticipates the needs of the surgeon and other members of the healthcare team. Exhibits an acquisition of additional surgical skills for progressively more difficult cases. Demonstrates an efficient, organized surgical plan for assigned cases. Takes initiative to discuss surgical plan with other members of the healthcare team. Able to troubleshoot instruments and equipment. Anticipates any additional supplies or equipment required for procedures.

Ability to mentor, precept or train in various modalities. Participates in performance improvement initiatives. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparation of the operative suite and surgical field to ensure a safe patient care environment while being vigilant for the maintenance of the sterile field and other patient safety concerns. In addition, they will gather required instruments, supplies and serve as surgical assistant as needed. (not to be confused with a certified surgical first assistant) . Other duties as assigned including but not limited to assisting with inventory, ordering and stocking ORs and additional perioperative areas as assigned. Also, ensure that the unit is compliant with Joint Commission standards at all times. Call or late coverage may be required related to the facility in which the ST is working.

DEFINITION:

Certified Surgical Technologist required to have a certificate or associate's degree from a community college or a technical school and have passed the a competency examination through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or National Center for Competency Testing

Surgical Technologist work fulltime, takes a call rotation as well as a holiday rotation.

Required Minimum Education :

High school diploma/ GED required or Graduate of an accredited (for example:

CAAHEP and ABHES) program in surgical technology or a licensed practical nurse.

Required Minimum Experience :

Experience as a preceptor or mentor preferred.

Required Minimum Certification :

National certification, CST or NCCT, in surgical technology required.

Required Minimum Skills :

Ability to read, write and speak the English language; Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; Ability to collaborate with other health care providers in the provision of patient care; Ability to delegate to other team members as required; Ability to multi-task essential; Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations essential; Strong detail orientation required; Knowledge of surgical procedures required; Basic computer skills are required. Skill and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in-writing. Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities, self-direct, and apply independent judgment. Ability to think critically and adapt quickly to changing situations. Skill and ability in basic computer skills to include Word, Excel

WellStar is a shining example of what happens when talented and passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the communities we serve. Every time we treat, heal, and encourage a patient toward wellness, we achieve our mission and realize our vision.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in WellStar!