Surgical Technologist/Lead- On Call- Days- Olive Branch Job

Surgical Technologist/Lead- On Call- Days- Olive Branch Job

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare | Olive Branch, MS, 38654, US

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Title: Surgical Technologist/Lead- On Call- Days- Olive Branch Job

Date: Nov 2, 2022

Facility: Olive Branch Hospital (1400)


Provides day-to-day direction and assistance to surgical technologists. Responsible for assisting the surgical team by acting as a primary scrub person who handles surgical instruments, supplies and equipment used in a specialized area during surgical procedures. Maintains constant vigilance for the maintenance of the sterile field. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in The Methodist Mission, Vision, and Values.


Education/Formal Training

Work Experience



Must demonstrate education/training through one of the following methods under TN Code Ann. § 68-57-101(a):

* Completion of a CAAHEP accredited program in surgical technology;
* Completion of an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces, CAAHEP accredited hospital, or CAAHEP accredited ambulatory surgical treatment center program; or
* Successfully completed the surgical technologists NBSTSA certifying exam.


Grandfathered under TN Code Ann. § 68-57-102(a):

* Prior to July 1, 2006, was employed for not less than 18 months as a surgical technologist in a hospital, medical office, surgery center, or school; OR
* Began training to be a surgical technologist in an accredited surgical technology program.

Minimum of three years' experience as a Surgery Tech.

* Current national certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a Surgical Technologist (CST) required.
* Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current BLS Certification.


* Must demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
* Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment on decision making in resolving new or unusual problems related to the general or technical aspects of the job.
* Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to function with little supervision, delegate work to others, and take initiative to resolve issues.
* Ability to communicate promptly, clearly and accurately in both written and oral form.
* Ability to organize tasks and maintain control of work flow.
* Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations as would be acquired through completion of high school.
* Ability to read and follow written instruction as would be acquired through completion of high school.
* Ability to perform the preceptor role in the training of new surgical techs.
* Demonstrates advanced knowledge and practice of aseptic and surgical technique.
* Ability to work with others as a team to consider alternative solutions to problems and choose the best solution or solutions.
* Exhibits a higher level of collaboration with peers in making decisions related to surgical patient care.

Key Job Responsibilities

* Provides day-to-day direction and assistance to surgical technologists.
* Performs scrub duties to assist physician/surgeon during surgical procedures.
* Maintains a sterile field for surgical services. Ensures adherence to the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques.
* Effectively manages resources such as supplies and equipment. Plans work and completes job responsibilities in an efficient and productive manner.
* Demonstrates professional work behavior and excellent customer service routinely in all interactions.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

* The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
* Must have good balance and coordination.
* The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
* The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
* Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
* Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
* Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.