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Technologist-Surgical II - MG Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Memphis

Job ID: 2896
Job Category: Clinical Technician/Technologist
Job Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Rotating
Facility: BMG-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Location: Memphis, TN

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Summary

Functions under the AST guidelines for performance. Handles instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Assists surgical team during operation/procedure by arranging, inventoring and maintaining sterile set up for operation, and passes items as needed. Assists in preparation of surgical suite, moving patients, and in cleaning. Provides aid in exposure, homeostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out safe operation with optimal results for the patient within AST standards. Performs other duties as assigned. Applicable in TN.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in performance of procedures for the surgical patient in a manner consistent with established policies and procedures.
  • Assists in providing intraoperative care.
  • Provides and utilizes equipment and supplies based on patient needs in a safely and adequate manner.
  • Performs activities that demonstrate technical accountability.
  • Participates in ongoing educational activities.
  • Completes assigned goals.


Requirements, Preferences and Experience

Education

Minimum:
  • Holds a current National Certification established by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a surgical technologist.
  • And
  • Must demonstrate education and training through one of the following methods under TN Code Ann. 68-57-101(a).
  • Completion of a CAAHEP accredited program in surgical technology.- Completion of an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces, CAAHEP accredited hospital, or CAAHEP accredited ambulatory surgical treatment cancer program;
  • Or
  • Successfully completed the surgical technologists NBSTSA certifying exam
  • Or
  • Grandfathered under TN Code Ann. 68-57-102(a).- Prior to July 1, 2006, was employed for not less than 18 months as a surgical technologist in a hospital, medical office, surgery center, or school; or began training to be a surgical technologist in an accredited surgical technology program.
  • Please note: Effective July 1, 2013, the State of Tennessee requires surgical technologists to complete 15 CEs annually to remain qualified for employment at BMHCC. Certified surgical technologists are exempt from the new requirement, but they must maintain a current and active national CST certification from NBSTSA.


Experience

Minimum: 2 years experience as a surgical tech OR work experience stated in the TN Grandfather Clause.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

Minimum: BLS certification within 14 days of hire date

Special Skills

Minimum: Computer literacy. Be a member of a professional organization.

Training

Minimum: 15 hours of continuing education annually

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 12254 - Technologist-Surgical II
Facility: BMG-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Department: MG Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Memphis
Category: Clinical Technician/Technologist
Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Rotating
Location: US:TN:Memphis
Located in the Memphis metro area
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