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.
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
Committed to being the trusted source for quality care – and careers.
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