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Surgical Technologist

Robbinsdale, MN

About this position

Provides assistance and support to the surgeon and operative team to ensure a safe environment, equipment functions properly, adheres to surgical concepts and infection control principles for the customer who may include: neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults or older adults. The Surgical Technologist (CST) works under the supervision of the registered nurse.

What we’ll expect from you

• Collaborates as a team member with other health care providers to ensure optimal outcomes for surgical customers.
• Recognizes emergency situations and responds promptly and effectively.
• Evaluates one's own practice in relation to professional standards of practice and relevant statues and regulations.
• Participates in Quality improvement activities to ensure remarkable care for surgical services customers and families.
• Cares for instruments and equipment before, during and after surgery to ensure proper function.
• Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of surgical procedures and instrument/equipment use.
• Creates a safe customer environment by implementing surgical asepsis, sterile technique, surgical conscience, universal precautions, and all customer safety procedures.
• Assists the surgeon during the operative procedures within scope of practice
• Participates in perioperative safety, Time Out, Fire Safety, Injury Prevention, etc.
• Identifies specimens before passing off the field.
• Assists RN with circulating duties as assigned.
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
• The team member is accountable to demonstrate proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
• The team member is accountable to maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list.

• Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.
• Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Interested? Here are our requirements

Education

• Graduate from an accredited surgical technology program or equivalent.   

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

• Previous Operating room experience preferred.
• Customer service skills
• Ability to organize and prioritize.
• Communication and Interpersonal skills      

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory

• Certified Surgical Technologist(CST) through governing body, i.e. National Board Surgical Technologists (NBST), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT); or obtained within 12 months of hire - Community Standard
• BLS certification required at time of hire- NMHC Standard    

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EEO/AA STATEMENT

North Memorial Health is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. North Memorial Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, creed, status with respect to public assistance, or other protected class status. North Memorial Health provides reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants and employees and takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to protected class status. If you believe that you have been treated in a way that does not conform to these statements, please contact Allison Gibbons, Manager, Talent Acquisition at 763-581-2993. If you need a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, or to assist with the application process, please contact Human Resources at 763-581-2963.


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As a part of our obligations under law, we must develop a written Affirmative Action Program for Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans, as specified by law (AAP).
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