Certified Surgical Technologist

  • Medical Center Health System
  • Odessa, TX
Permanent
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Job description

CST III - Odessa, TX


Position Summary:

 

The Certified Surgical Technologist/LVN Surgical Technologist and the Surgical Technologist assist in the nursing care and preparation of surgical patients in the Outpatient and Main Operating Room. He/she functions as a member of the sterile team in donning gown and gloves, creating and maintaining a sterile field and issuing instruments to surgeons utilizing AORN standards of care.

 

Qualifications:

 

A. Education:

 

Current Surgical Technologist Certification or eligible. Surgical Technologist I and II must obtain CST certification within 6 months of hire or transfer to position. Surgical Technologists who were employed before September 1, 2009 may remain employed as a surgical technologist without meeting the certification requirement.

 

B. Training and Experience:

 

1. Current BLS Certification through the American Heart Association upon hire or transfer to department.

 

2. Complete the following competencies within 3 months of hire or transfer to department:

 

· Aseptic technique

· Gowning and gloving

· Surgical hand scrub

· Surgical case preparation

· Sterile case set-up

· Surgical draping

· Intraoperative actions

· Postoperative actions

 

3. ST and CST levels are based off of a point system designed in the career ladder.

 

4. Basic daVinci Robotic Surgery proficiency-within 1 year for

new hires; within 2 years of signing job description for tenured staff.

Salary estimate

Average Certified Surgical Technologist Salary

$36.30/hour

The average salary for a Certified Surgical Technologist in Odessa is $36.30 per hour. This is 24% higher than the Texas average of $27.71.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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