The Certified Surgical Technologist utilizes knowledge of surgical instrumentation and equipment, procedures, sterile technique, and asepsis to maintain the operating room environment and assist the surgeon in meeting the needs of patients and their significant others during surgical procedures or deliveries performed at MRMC. At times the CST also works under the direct supervision of the staff nurse to assist the nurse in meeting the patients’ basic needs of comfort, hygiene, and nutrition through obtaining data for assessment, assisting in the provision of care, and supporting the smooth operation of the department by performing tasks associated with general unit organization and orderliness. The CST does not supervise other workers.
Work Schedule - 80 hours biweekly; Full-time; rotating shifts with call
Skills Required- Minimum Education: Two year degree in surgical technology. Certified as a CST in SC Work
Experience: Zero to less than 1 year of related work experience
Department: Cardiovascular Operating Room
The cardiovascular operating room is a complex environment in which highly trained specialists interact with each other using sophisticated equipment to care for patients with severe cardiac and vascular diseases. The operating rooms are specially designed and equipped for heart patient's complex needs. They are separate from the general surgical operating rooms because cardiac and vascular patients require specialized care. The hybrid cardiovascular surgical suites are used for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures, repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms without an open incision (EVAR and TEVAR), all endovascular procedures, and open heart surgery if necessary. The hybrid suites enable advanced diagnostic imaging and surgical procedures to be performed simultaneously in the same room. They also are designed and intended for either "open" or "closed" procedures, or both.
At McLeod Health, our team of heart surgeons perform "open heart" surgical procedures to either correct an acquired defect or congenital defects. During surgery they use the latest techniques in heart valve repair/replacement, repair erratic heart rhythms, and perform heart bypass surgery. Our vascular surgeons treat diseases of the arteries and veins. McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute represents a key part of our region's largest and most honored healthcare team.
$3,000 SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE FOR 2 YEAR AGREEMENT