HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Surgical Tech (Days, rotating weekends) in St Petersburg, Florida

PALMS OF PASADENA Palms of Pasadena Hospital opened more than forty years ago and has provided high-quality healthcare services for the people of St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas ever since. Over the years, the hospital has expanded to keep pace with community growth. Today the 307 bed hospital offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services along with specialty programs. Over 350 physicians, 700 employees and 200 volunteers share in the hospital’s dedication to advanced care, improved technologies and medical expertise.

*POSITION SUMMARY: *

The Surgical Technologist performs a variety of technical duties to assist in preparing and caring for pre-operative patients. The tasks and responsibilities include: * Assembles supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedures. * Prepares sterile instrument table. * Prepares patient skin for surgery in accordance with hospital standards. * Maintains aseptic techniques and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique. * Provides comfort and support for pre-operative patients. * Transports patients to and from surgical suite. * Positions patient according to type of surgery. * Assists the surgical team in surgical procedures which may include passing instruments, sponges and sutures. * Maintains work area. * Gathers equipment for cleaning and sterilization. * Assists in the monitoring of the patient through the procedure. * Provides age and culturally appropriate care. * Orients and mentors new staff members. * Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: * Graduate of a formal surgical technologist program or equivalent training. * Certification as a Surgical Technologist is required or must be obtained within one year of hire date. * Hospital Surgical Tech experience preferred. * Detail-oriented with ability to sustain concentration over long periods of time. * Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. * Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Surgical Tech (Days, rotating weekends)

Location: Florida-St Petersburg-Palms of Pasadena Hospital

Requisition ID: 26536-2805