Women's Services Surgical Technician

CHI St. Luke's Health The Vintage Hospital
Willowbrook, Texas
Sep 29, 2021
Nov 16, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
St. Luke's HealthThe Vintage Hospital provides high-quality, compassionate care for residents of the Willowbrook, Champions, and Tomball areas of Northwest Houston. With the resources of the St. Lukes Health system, we are able to deliver the most advanced care available to our Northwest Houston community. The Vintage Hospital offers the latest in diagnostic and surgical expertise, including heart care, womens health, and orthopedics.Conveniently located on 290 between Beltway 8 and The Grand Parkway (99), The Vintage is conveniently accessible to the northwest quadrant of the greater Houston Texas area.CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

POSITION SUMMARYAssists in patient care and preparation of surgical patients; Performs scrub duties and related procedures; Accountable for ensuring cleaning and maintenance of supplies and equipment for selected specialty. Performs in the advanced roles of preceptor, service specialist and instrument room liaison.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES1. Assists surgical team in the scrubbing role according to prescribed standards2. Maintains sterile field. Reports immediately any breaks in aseptic technique.3. Passes instruments, suture products, medication, and sponge materials to surgeon.4. Assists with retracting of tissue and organs, and suctioning by holding the retracting instrument which has been placed by the surgeon.5. Electrosurgical current may be applied as directed by the surgeon, to an established instrument placed by the surgeon.6. Performs surgical counts with the RN according to policy and procedure.7. Assures appropriate equipment and supplies are available for each procedure:8. Assists in housekeeping duties as directed to insure safe patient environment.9. Assists RN with circulator duties while under direct supervision.10. Performs additional activities and duties as directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation and LicensureRequired:*High School Diploma/GED*Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Certified Surgical First Assistant (CST/CSFA) required as of September 1, 2010 or "grandfathered" employees OR- LVNPhysical RequirementsStanding and walking More than 50% of timePushing, pulling, twisting, reaching, grasping and bending Up to 30% of timeLifting 11 lbs 20 lbs 30% - 50% of timeLifting 21lbs 100 lbs Up to 30% of timeCarrying 11 lbs 50 lbs Up to 30% of timeExposure to dust, fumes, odor Up to 30% of timeRisk of electrical shock Up to 30% of timeExposure to extreme heat or cold Up to 30% of timeWorking with radiation and chemicals Up to 30% of time