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Surgical Technologist (CST) (Full-time)

Company: Trinity Health Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Rotating ShiftDescription:Surgical Technologists are responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care in the field of Operating Room technology to Neonates, Child and Adolescents and Adults and Geriatrics in all fields of specialty.Location: -Trinity Health Ann ArborStatus: -Full-time, 40 hours/week, alternating Day shift: 8:00am-4:30pm and 10:30am-8:00pm, weekend and Holiday rotation requiredRequirement: -Must live within 30 miles of Hospital for On-CallREQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSUREEducation: -Completion of an associate degree in Surgical Technology and active certification as a Surgical Tech OR two (2) years of surgical technologist experience and active certification as a surgical technologist.Experience: - No experience required with associate degree in surgical technology; without associate degree, must have two (2) years of recent surgical technologist training and experience in a full-service hospital and active certification as a surgical technologist. -REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIESInterpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with patients, surgeons and other patient care personnel, often during emergency or stressful situations. Analytical skills necessary in order to organize and prepare operating room according to best practice methods and procedures. Mechanical aptitude to operate a large variety highly technical medical equipment.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Supports the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the division of nursing and Department of Surgical Services.2. Scrubs for surgical cases according to established sterile procedures and changes into operative clothing, dons sterile gowns and gloves, and assists the surgical team with the same.3. Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile set up of instrument table with drapes, instruments and sutures required for procedure according to surgeon preference and maintains sterile field throughout the case.4. Passes instruments, sponges, sutures, and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assists during procedures, holds retraction devices, anticipates and responds to surgeon needs during course of surgery.5. Assists RN with circulating duties such as opening supplies, assisting with positioning, obtaining equipment and supplies, bagging sponges, and preparing the operative site.6. Passes surgical specimens to the circulating nurse with proper verbal identification of source of specimen, as verified by the surgeon.7. Counts sponges, needles, and instruments used during surgery; at the beginning of the case, before closing, final counts and when relieved at the end of the shift prior to end of case. Assists with dressing of operative site following closing.8. Operates and cares for surgical equipment, instruments and supplies per department policy and or manufacturer recommendations.9. Demonstrates current knowledge regarding development in surgical equipment and trends and techniques through appropriate in-service programs.10. Actively participates in Trinity Health quality improvement process through current problem solving and process improvement methods. Demonstrating continued support of the hospital's commitment to continuous quality improvement.11. Completion of required Healthstream and other educational requirements as identified.12. Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental, and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.13. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.14. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.15. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.16. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESPerforms other duties as assigned.BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO YOU AS A COLLEAGUE OF TRINITY HEALTH ANN ARBORCompetitive compensation, DAILYPAYBenefits effective Day One! No waiting periodsFull benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance, Short and Long-term DisabilityRetirement savings plan with employer match and contributionsOpportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity HealthTuition Reimbursement -to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Trinity Health Ann Arbor.ABOUT TRINITY HEALTH ANN ARBORTrinity Health Ann Arbor is a 537 -bed teaching hospital located on 340 acre campus. Recognized by IBM Watson as a Top 100 Hospital and #1 Teaching Hospital, Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor has been a leading health care provider for more than 100 years. SJMHS has received numerous local and national awards in recognition of our leadership, quality outcomes, and clinical excellence.Trinity Health is a leading Catholic health care system based in Livonia, Michigan. Trinity Health operates in 22 states, employs about 133,000 colleagues and returns almost $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. -to learn more Trinity Health Ann ArborOur Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion -Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Michigan, Ann Arbor , Surgical Technologist (CST) (Full-time), Healthcare , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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