Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) at Eskenazi Health

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description:

Division:Eskenazi Health


Req ID:7702

Schedule:Full Time


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


The schedule consists ofthree (3) shifts during the week, 7:00am - 7:30pm - with call. During each schedule period of 6 weeks, this positionwill be on call forsix (6) shifts.When on call, there is a 30 minute call window to arrive at thehospital and be ready for the OR.

Job Role Summary

The Certified Surgical Technician (CST) performs independently assigned surgical procedures and preparations as directed by the Charge Nurse in conjunction with the activities of the total surgical team. The Certified Surgical Technician assists surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists as directed.The CST handles instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary for surgical procedures; has an understanding of the procedures being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon; has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative phase; and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Performs assigned surgical procedures and preparations in conjunction with the activities of the total surgical team

  • Assists surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses to facilitate safe and effective patient care

  • Anticipates and responds to surgeons' needs by having appropriate instruments, supplies, and equipment for surgical procedures

  • Maintains sterile technique/environment

  • Prepares operating room for surgical procedures with appropriate supplies, equipment, and instrumentation for each assigned case

  • Prepares/maintains/labels medication on the sterile field accurately and according to procedure

  • Provides for appropriate handling/labeling/disposition of surgical specimens

  • Performs appropriate counts with Circulating Nurse as required by policy

  • Responds to and functions effectively in emergency situations

  • Assists with patient positioning and positioning devices, and providing patient comfort measures

  • Gowns and gloves self and other sterile personnel

  • Prepares/maintains sterile field and drapes for procedures

  • Handles, cares for, cleans, and passes instruments

  • Assists/holds retractors

  • Prepares/places sterile dressings

  • Accounts for all instrumentation

  • Cleans and stocks room to prepare for following procedures

  • OB/OR PACU CST additional duties:

    • Cleaning and restocking warmers, delivery tables, and LDR supplies

    • Checking for outdated supplies before restocking

    • Setting up ready rooms and stock rooms including linen, masks, boots, and hats

    • Setting up infant warmers in OR

    • Stocking anesthesia cart with supplies and check for out dated items

    • Assisting RN in delivery room obtaining supplies and equipment

    • Performing safety check on the eye wash station per hospital policy

    • Transporting specimens to pathology per hospital policy

    • Preparing instruments for processing

    • Delivering and retrieving instrument carts to CSR

    • Assisting RN with circumcisions

    • Cleaning and restocking circumcision room

    • Communicating with Clinical Manager supplies/instruments that need to be special ordered

    • Arranging for recyclable instruments to be picked up from the unit

Job Requirements

Graduation from a Certified Surgical Technician/Technologist programand at least one (1)yearof intra-operative experience. Will accept candidates with an active LPN license PLUS a minimum of two (2) years of intra-operative experience.Current CST certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA); new graduates must obtain CST certification within 45 days of their start date.

  • CSTs must complete 60 hours of approved continuing education in a 4-year timeframe with 15 CEUs turned into education every year

  • Current BLS certification

  • Member of professional organization (AST) preferred

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America's best midsize employers' Eskenazi Health's programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city's primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care - Center of Excellence in Women's Health, just to name a few.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis