Acute Surgical Technician (CST)

Portland, OR

$85,000 - $120,000 a year

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Job Details

Profession: Allied Health

Type: Full Time

Certified Surgical Technologist First Assist

Job Title & Shift: Certified Surgical Technologist - Days & Nights Available

Job Description: We are seeking a highly skilled and certified surgical technologist to join our dynamic surgical team. As a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), you will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of surgical procedures by handling instruments, supplies, and equipment, and by providing support to the surgical team.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Handling Instruments, Supplies, and Equipment:
    • Surgical technologists are responsible for preparing and organizing all the necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment required for a surgical procedure. This includes sterilizing and arranging surgical instruments, ensuring that all necessary supplies are available, and confirming the proper functioning of equipment.
  2. Understanding the Procedure:
    • A surgical technologist is expected to have a solid understanding of the specific surgical procedures they are involved in. This knowledge allows them to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and other team members, ensuring a smooth and efficient operation.
  3. Anticipating Surgeon's Needs:
    • Being proactive is a crucial aspect of the surgical technologist's role. They must be able to anticipate the needs of the surgeon during different stages of the procedure. This includes providing the right instrument at the right time, maintaining a clear and organized field, and being ready for any unexpected developments.
  4. Ensuring Quality Patient Care:
    • The surgical technologist plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being of the patient during surgery. This involves maintaining a sterile field to prevent infections, adhering to safety protocols, and being prepared to respond effectively to any emergent situations.
  5. Vigilance for Sterile Field Maintenance:
    • Maintaining the sterility of the surgical environment is paramount. Surgical technologists are responsible for creating and maintaining a sterile field throughout the procedure. This requires constant vigilance to prevent contamination, proper handling of sterile items, and quick response to any breaches in sterility.

In summary, the surgical technologist is an integral part of the surgical team, contributing to the success of the operation by ensuring that all aspects of the surgical environment are well-prepared and maintained. Their attention to detail, knowledge of surgical procedures, and ability to work seamlessly with the rest of the team are critical for providing optimal patient care.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Current certification as a Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • 1 year of continuous experience as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • Completion of an accredited surgical technology program.
  • Strong knowledge of surgical procedures, instruments, and sterile techniques.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Current CPR certification