Surgical Technologist - Open Heart Job

Full Job Title: Surgical Technologist Open Heart/RN Open Heart

Job Number: 17012082

Facility: SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon

Location: Mount Vernon, IL

Schedule: Full Time, Days

Hours: 7 am - 3:30 pm


Role Purpose:

The job of the Surgical Technician Open Heart is to scrub, set up, maintain sterile field, facilitate surgical procedures, and assist with coordination of all needed supplies and equipment for surgical specialty.
The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the perioperative setting.
    • Verifies patient identity in accordance with hospital policy using patients name and date of birth. Participates in complete and accurate "Time-Outs" prior to induction, incision, and entrance of any additional staff/surgeons 100% of the time.
    • Performs scrub duties according to specialty procedures and physician preference while utilizing sterile technique and universal precautions. Assures proper supplies and instrumentation is available for specialty. Helps orient new staff members to their area of specialty.
    • Plans for patient care and intervenes using basic scrub tech skills by accurately counting all instruments, needles and sponges prior to incision, any relief by another qualified scrub, and before closing any cavity or incision. Properly identifying, labeling, and verifying all medications on the field per hospital policy.
    • Adheres to all Universal Protocol policies required by Joint Commission including enforcing and verifying site marking prior to entrance to the OR and all other patient safety standards.
    • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and proper judgment when opening supplies. Updates and communicates any changes to surgeons preference cards.
    • Displays problem solving skills and uses critical thinking when making decisions regarding patient care and notifies surgeons of changes to patient's condition or any other pertinent information. Works in General Surgery when no cardiac cases are on the surgery schedule.
    • Exhibits excellent verbal communication skills and is committed to patient satisfaction 100% of the time and will utilize service recovery skills.
    • Gathers supplies and appropriate equipment specific to cardiac surgical procedures, operates equipment in a safe manner and reports malfunctions to the proper resource.
    • Assists in training and precepting new employees, promotes teamwork within the department, and provides call coverage as part of the cardiac team.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED plus 6 months specialized training
  • CPR certification

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Surgical Technologist certification

***Qualifications listed are for Surgical Technologist Open Heart but would also consider an RN Open Heart for this position***

About SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital–Mt. Vernon, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 134-bed hospital with the only open heart surgery program in the region. In 2015, the hospital launched a new pediatric emergency and NICU telemedicine program in conjunction with the physicians at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. For three consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Patient Safety Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Citation of Merit Award for Outstanding Patient Care.
SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »

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