Stanford Health Care RLF NBSTA CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECH II in Palo Alto, California
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The Surgical Technician II demonstrates behaviors in concert with Stanford Health Care Mission, Values, Policies and Procedures. S/he acts as a member of the surgical team providing patient care to the patients undergoing surgical procedures. S/he prepares the appropriate instrumentation and materials for use during and on the surgical field, passing instruments. S/he assists with standard work and room turnover. This position performs other scrub duties as directed, under supervision.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.
Required & Essential CST II Level Responsibilities
Performs duties and responsibilities of CST I and the required duties listed below
Functions independently in majority of services with minimal assistance. Capable of performing common emergency cases proficiently
Solves problems rapidly with changes in the clinical situation
Anticipates availability of equipment and prioritizes usage
Completes at least one improvement project per evaluation year
Sets up equipment independently
Demonstrates critical thinking capabilities
Keep ongoing log/portfolio of achievement/verification delivered annually during evaluation.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge and proficient practice in the first scrub role in the majority of surgical procedures as defined by SHC.
Applies knowledge related to emergency situation and surgical procedures in the operating room
Additionally, the CST II will meet, at minimum, 2 of the following 4 Supplementary Responsibilities:
Supplementary CST II level Responsibilities
Acts as a preceptor
Serves as a contributing member on one unit based committee or taskforce
In conjunction with other team members, provides one (1) in-service per year in a related specialty service
Assists with orientation of new employees, students, and staff
Education: Completion of an accredited program recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or formal structure surgical program, (e.g., military services)
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
BLS - Basic Life Support
CST – Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions
Ability to work independently
Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus
Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
Ability to speak/write effectively at a level appropriate for the job
Knowledge and theoretical understanding of normal/abnormal anatomy/physiology
Knowledge and understanding of surgical procedures to anticipate needs/request from surgeons. Requests instruments and supplies based on procedures and case progress
Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
Knowledge of general safety procedures
Ability to use judgment to determine own work flow
Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.
Knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology, anticipates and responds to needs of surgeons by requesting instruments/supplies based on procedure and case progress.
Ability to provide leadership and influence others
Skill in critical thinking
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.
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