Surgical Technologist Position Opportunity Overview
The Surgical Technologist is a responsible member of the patient care team in Surgery, working under the supervision of the Charge Nurse. Responsibilities include assisting in direct patient care, assembling instrumentation, supplies and equipment for surgical procedures under the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) and Certified Surgical Technician (CST) guidelines.
Successful candidates will have knowledge of procedure and technique in caring for patients, equipment and supplies; the ability to communicate well on the telephone; and can demonstrate aseptic technique, scrub, gown and glove counts; and other aspects of scrub role under the AORN and CST guidelines.
As a Surgical Technologist you will have the opportunity to:
· Function as a Surgical Technician demonstrating responsibilities that include assisting in direct patient care in the Operating Room
· Anticipate the needs of the surgeon, pass appropriate instruments, and assist in exposure of the surgical field
· Select and prepare appropriate supplies and equipment for the surgical cases and operate all surgical equipment
· Organize instrumentation and the sterile field
· Perform all surgical counts consistently, including the "safety count"
One of the following is required:
· Graduate of nationally accredited, approved by the OHA education program for surgical tech and holds Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA), or
· Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing, or
· Completed training for surgical techs in the military and has completed 16 hours continuing education every 2 years, or
· Providing documentation showing surgical tech practice during at least 2 of the 3 years immediately preceding 01/01/2017 and completes 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years
· Documentation showing surgical tech practice during at least 2 of the 3 years immediately preceding 01/01/2017 (unless certified as a CST by the NBSTA or an LPN licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing. With a CST or an LPN – the experience requirement is waived)
· Preferred: Computer and telephone skills; ability to scrub ALL specialties; experience in General Orthopedic and Total Knee/Hip replacement surgery within the past 3 years; computer knowledge; bilingual (English and Spanish)
· Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) – required if no experience
· Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) required upon start
· Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing – required if no experience or CST certification
· Preferred: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor certification issued by American Heart Association (AHA)
Additional Position Details
· Please note that we recruit for this position on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates. When a position becomes available, we will review applicants at that time. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected to move forward in the process will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Asante!
Compensation & Benefits
· Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision and wellness
· Excellent retirement package with up to a 6% employer contribution
· Generous time off package with 8 holidays
· Tuition reimbursement available
About Asante and Southern Oregon
Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.
At Asante we are defined by our values –traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:
Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service – Teamwork