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Stanford Health Care NBSTSA Certified Surgical Tech II - Operating Room in Palo Alto, California

Job Title

NBSTSA Certified Surgical Tech II - Operating Room

Location

Palo Alto

Job #

58232

Department Name

OPERATING ROOM

Job Type

Full Time

Schedule

1045/0645 Rotating

Bargaining Unit

NONE

Job Description:

SERVICE LINE: GENERAL SURGERY/COLORECTAL/BARIATRIC/MIS/ROBOTIC SURGERY

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient's rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.

The Surgical Technologist acts as a member of the cross functional surgical team in providing patient care to patients undergoing surgical procedures. Prepare the appropriate instrumentation and materials for use on the surgical field, passing instruments to the surgeon during the procedure, room turnover and may act as a resource or preceptor in assigned service when requested.

Required & Essential CST II Level Responsibilities

Performs duties and responsibilities of CST I and the required duties listed below

Functions independently in majority of services with minimal assistance. Capable of performing common emergency cases proficiently

Solves problems rapidly with changes in the clinical situation

Anticipates availability of equipment and prioritizes usage

Completes at least one improvement project per evaluation year

Sets up equipment independently

Demonstrates critical thinking capabilities

Keep ongoing log/portfolio of achievement/verification delivered annually during evaluation.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge and proficient practice in the first scrub role in the majority of surgical procedures as defined by SHC.

Applies knowledge related to emergency situation and surgical procedures in the operating room

Additionally, the CST II will meet, at minimum, 2 of the following 4 Supplementary Responsibilities:

Supplementary CST II level Responsibilities

Acts as a preceptor

Serves as a contributing member on one unit based committee or taskforce

In conjunction with other team members, provides one (1) in-service per year in a related specialty service

Assists with orientation of new employees, students, and staff.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements

Education: Completion of an accredited program recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or formal structure surgical program, (e.g., military services)

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification:

  • BLS - Basic Life Support

  • CST - Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

· Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions

· Ability to work independently

· Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus

· Ability to solve problems and identify solutions

· Ability to speak/write effectively at a level appropriate for the job

· Knowledge and theoretical understanding of normal/abnormal anatomy/physiology

· Knowledge and understanding of surgical procedures to anticipate needs/request from surgeons. Requests instruments and supplies based on procedures and case progress

· Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

· Knowledge of general safety procedures

· Ability to use judgment to determine own work flow

· Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.

· Knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology, anticipates and responds to needs of surgeons by requesting instruments/supplies based on procedure and case progress.

· Ability to provide leadership and influence others

· Skill in critical thinking

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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