Certified Surgical Technologist

RSS Staffing

This is a Full-time position in Gallipolis, OH posted August 4, 2017.

RSS Staffing is hiring Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) in Gallipolis, OH! This is a fantastic direct-hire opportunity!

Position Summary:

The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse and functions as an assistant to the medical and other professional staff.  CSTs perform duties that include patient care and special procedures unique to this department as limited by the scope of training and per hospital policies and procedures.  Staff will follow AORN standards and guidelines within a patient and Family Centered Care Model.

 Department: Operating Room

Hours: Shifts/hours will vary; Must be available to work overtime and weekends

Pay: Pay commensurate with experience


Education and Work Experience:

Certified Surgical Technician (CST); Certification by the Association of Surgical Technologists
CPR required
Previous surgical experience within the past 5 years preferred
Operating room experience preferred
Minimum 1 year experience in the health care field


Knowledge and Skills:

1.Prior knowledge of health care vocabulary and processes
2.Effective oral and written communication skills
3.Excellent interpersonal skills
4.Computer literacy
5.Ability to organize and prioritize work
6.Self-directed work ethic


Overview Duties and Responsibilities: (Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all expected and/or requirements of this position.)

1.Gathers and handles instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure
2.Understands the surgical procedure being performed and anticipated the needs of the surgeon
3.Ensures quality patient care during operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field
4.Assists team members with gowning and gloving
5.Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure
6.Secures tubing, cords, and other sterile accessories
7.Prepares and anticipates additional instrumentation, equipment, and supplies for usage during the procedure
8.Measures and passes medications, hemostatic agents and irrigation solutions utilized during the surgical procedure
9.Holds retractors or instruments as directed by surgeon
10.Sponges or suctions the operative site
11.Applies electrocautery to clamps
12.Cutes suture material as directed
13.Coordinates the camera or changes out robotic arms/instrument during endoscopic surgery
14.Maintains highest standards of sterile technique during the procedure
15.Performs additional counts as necessary
16.Prepares and secures sterile dressings and/or immobilization devices
17.Prepares and passes off specimen(s) as appropriate.
18.Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization.
19.Assists other members of the team with terminal cleaning of room.
20.Assists in prepping the OR for the next patient.
21.Participates in debriefing and quality improvement practices to ensure quality patient care
22.Performs clerical responsibilities including but not limited to: reviewing patient charts and keeps accurate records throughout the procedure
23.All other duties assigned by supervisor and approved by company policies





Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Apply by submitting a current resume to mgregg@rssstaffing.com. Applicants are encouraged to visit www.RSSStaffing.com for additional information about our company. Online applications are also accepted there.