Roper St. Francis Healthcare Surgical Technologist in Charleston, South Carolina
To provide safe care for patients following established standards and practices in accordance with professional and hospital standards.
Education: Graduate of high school or GED equivalency examination.
Experience: One year clinical operating room experience preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Current certification in surgical technology preferred. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card
A person may not practice surgical technology in a health care facility unless the person meets one of the following requirements:
(a) has successfully completed an accredited educational program for surgical technologists and holds and maintains the Surgical Technologist Certification administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, or its successor; however, upon completion of an accredited education program for surgical technologists, graduates may practice for up to three months before completing certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, or its successor;
(b) has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard or in the United States Public Health Service;
(c) provides evidence that the person was employed to practice surgical technology in a health care facility in this State prior to January 1, 2008; or
(d) is in the service of the federal government, to the extent the person is performing duties related to that service.
Primary Source Verification: Yes https://www.nbstsa.org/verfiy/find-cred.htm
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures to provide patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skill in preparing and maintaining effective working relationships. Ability to communicate clearly. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Other: Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks quickly in a fast-paced environment. This position has limited access to Medication Rooms. Medications should not be handled at any time. Any questions should be directed to your supervisor or the charge nurse of the unit in question.
Contacts: Constant interaction with internal and external customers to include (but not limited to) patients, families, physicians, employees and visitors.