Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

  • MaineHealth
  • Farmington, ME, USA
  • Jun 19, 2021

Job Description

Summary

  • Position Summary The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) provides assistance to the surgeon and Operating Room (OR) RN during the intra-operative phase of peri-operative care. Functions under the supervision of the Operating Room RN and Surgeon during the intra-operative phase of care. 
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Graduate of an accredited school of surgical technology.
    • License/Certifications: Current BCLS and certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting required.
    • Experience: N/A
    • Adheres to applicable CST policies and standards, and remains within the scope of certified surgical technologist practice guidelines
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the step-by-step process of specific surgical procedures and displays dexterity in the use of the required instrumentation
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of asepsis and infection prevention
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the anatomy and operative techniques pertinent to the case being performed
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with members of the healthcare team
    • Skill in time management, problem solving, multitasking, prioritizing and medical care coordination
    • Ability to maintain professional manner even under stressful situations