Surgical Technician

UMC Health System Lubbock, TX
$5,000 Sign On Bonus with 24 month contract and $3,000 Relocation Bonus# # UMC#s Mission, Vision and Standards Include: Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow#s healthcare professionals. Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect About UMC Magnet Designated 501 licensed beds Regions only Level I Trauma Center Regions only BICU DNV accredited Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly # We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.# General Job / Performance Information ### Education and Experience # Effective 9/1/2010, to be qualified, the surgical technologist must: (1) have successfully completed an accredited educational program for surgical technologists or (2) have completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the army, navy, air force, marine corps, or coast guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service. Surgical technologist must hold approved certification recognized by the State of Texas (see list under Required Licensures/ Certifications/ Registrations). A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with previous surgical technology experience may also function in the role of a surgical technologist.## A surgical technologist may be employed during the period after graduation until certification, but the technologist must obtain certification within 180 days of graduation. Minimum of two years in OR as a Surgical Technologist desired, with a minimum of 1-year experience in the specialty desired. Associate Degree is desired. Know clinical standards and practices of surgical technology. Has understanding of anatomy, or scientific and technical activities for responding to medical problems and concepts.## Environmental / Working Conditions # The area where work is performed is a high-risk area for exposure to the blood borne pathogens. Works in a well lighted heated and ventilated building. Hours may vary to accommodate needs in the department as prescribed by the philosophy of the hospital. May be required to work units other than the assigned one. Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships # Close relationship with OR Materials Management, Instrument Room, OR Staff Development, nursing units, Sterile Processing Department, and various committees in the hospital as assigned. # Job Description Organizes, directs, and performs activities related to instrumentation, sterilization, and supplies utilized for patient care in the Operating Room.## Assists RNs as directed in providing patient care. Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) administered by National Board of Surgical Technology # Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), or Tech in Surgery # Certified (TS-C) administered by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or Certified First Assistant (CFA) administered by National Board of Surgical Technology # Surgical Assisting(NBSTSA), or Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) administered by National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA), or Licensed Surgical Assistant (LSA) administered by Texas Board of Medical Examiners (TBME), or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with current licensure from Texas Board Nurse Examiners (TBON). Associates degree in Surgical Technology desired. Maintain current CPR certification.# # Physical Capabilities Work is of medium demand; walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting of patients with assistance is required. Talking and hearing is essential in instructing and supervising nursing personnel and in receiving doctor#s orders and patient#s condition reports. Near visual acuity required to work with charts and records and to observe patients. # Skills and Abilities Technical competence Policy compliance Organizational behavior Fiscal responsibility ###

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