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Certified Surgical Technician 10K Signing Bonus

Nashville, Tennessee
Job Type
5 Aug 2022
Certified Surgical Technician 10K Signing Bonus

Job Surgical Technician
Primary Location TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)
Organization Main OR Rollup 201175

Job Summary:

The Surgical Technologist facilitates patient care by assisting physicians/nursing staff before, during and after surgical procedures by creating and maintaining, a sterile field and providing the instruments and supplies required by the surgeons in a sterile manner according to established plan for patient care with occasional guidance. The Surgical Technologist is able to perform competently most of the cases in a given service/shift.

Department/Unit Summary:

Vanderbilt Operating Room consist of 39 Operative Suites, Ortho, Cardiac, Neuro, General, General/Urology, Robotics, (GGUR), and Hepatic, General, Thoracic/Trauma, Vascular-Heart/Neck, Otolaryngology, Plastics, ENT, (HGTV-HOPE).

Position Shift:

Day or Night Shift

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

US News & World Report: Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
Healthcare s Most Wired: Among the nation s 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
Becker s Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Key Responsibilities
Facilitates patient care, by assisting the surgeon before, during and after surgical procedures.
Plans, sets up, performs and cleans up the assigned surgical procedure as a circulator and as a scrub tech.
Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply the Principles of Asepsis in creating and maintaining the sterile field.
Performs sharp, sponge and instrument counts according to policy.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

Position Qualifications:

Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience)
Certified Surgical Technician
Holds current certification established by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA); or completed a program for surgical technology accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP); or completed an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces or at a CAAHEP accredited hospital or ambulatory surgical treatment center; or successfully complete the surgical technologist NBSTSA certifying exam.
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
"Medium Work" category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.
Occasional :Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Occasional :Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional :Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional :Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Occasional :Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Occasional :Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Occasional :Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional :Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Occasional :Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
Occasional :Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Frequent :Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Frequent :Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Frequent :Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Frequent :Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
Frequent :Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Frequent :Walking: Moving about on foot.
Continuous :Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Continuous :Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
Continuous :Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Continuous :Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Continuous :Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Continuous :Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

Occasional :Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Frequent :Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
Technical Capabilities

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with surgical technology.

SURGICAL EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE (NOVICE): Knowledge of the specific equipment and its performance criteria, capabilities and limitations. Able to use the equipment to

accomplish basic tasks associated with the specific devices. May conduct remedial maintenance and preventive maintenance.

OPERATING ROOM CARE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with operating room care.

ENVIRONMENTAL STERILITY & SAFETY (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with environmental sterility and safety.

PROCEDURES KNOWLEDGE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with procedures knowledge.

EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience conducting maintenance activities in area of assignments.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with Inventory Management. Understands

Inventory Management concepts and principles. Familiar with Inventory Management tools, processes, procedures and policies.

Core Accountabiities
Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.
Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.
Supporting colleagues
Delivering excellent services
Ensuring high quality
Managing resources effectively
Fostering innovation

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  • Job Reference: 678580172-2
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent