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Cardiothoracic Surgical Tech II

Company: Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
About UsDominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California's Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women's and children's services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.
Comprehensive CareDominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican's services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives 'A' grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.As Santa Cruz County's heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital's heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient's chest.Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.
In The CommunityBeyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.
Responsibilities
Position Summary:
The Cardiovascular Surgical Technician II is responsible for supporting Registered Nurses and Surgeons in the Cardiovascular and main Operating Room. They handle sterile instruments during surgical procedures. They monitor the sterile field and are responsible for the care and maintenance of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment. The Cardiovascular Surgical Tech II functions as a preceptor to staff and assists with competency assessments for experienced Surgical Technicians learning CV specialty responsibilities. Responsible for maintaining surgeon preference cards, picking cases and room turn-over after procedures. The Cardiovascular Surgical Tech II is responsible for on-call coverage of CV services and may also be utilized to cover general/main OR needs during a designated CV on-call shift.
Essential responsibilities include clear, concise communication skills; Ability to anticipate surgeon needs to facilitate safe and efficient progression of patient care; working as part of and to support the OR teams.
Minimum:

  • Minimum of 2 years Surgical Tech acute care experience required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of Cardiothoracic Surgical Tech experience required.
  • Graduate from an approved program for OR Technicians or equivalent required.
  • Must precept; take call; complete competency assessment for staff; and manage preference cards for surgeons.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability by using appropriate channels and methods of communication that support organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability by supporting continuous improvement activities within CV services.
  • Current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or Tech in Surgery Certified (TS-C) required.
  • Current BLS certification required.
    Qualifications
    Minimum of 2 years Surgical Tech acute care experience required. Minimum of 2 years of Cardiothoracic Surgical Tech experience required. Graduate from an approved program for OR Technicians or equivalent required. Must precept; take call; complete competency assessment for staff; and manage preference cards for surgeons. Demonstrate leadership ability by using appropriate channels and methods of communication that support organizational leadership. Demonstrate leadership ability by supporting continuous improvement activities within CV services. Current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or Tech in Surgery - Certified (TS-C) required. Current BLS certification required.

Keywords: Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz , Cardiothoracic Surgical Tech II, Healthcare , Santa Cruz, California

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