Stanford Health Care Certified Surgical Tech - CVOR (44903) in Palo Alto, California

Certified Surgical Tech - CVOR (44903)

  • Job Type:Full Time

  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

  • Shift:Rotating

  • Hours in Shift:10

  • Location:Palo Alto, CA

  • Req:44903

Job Description

Job Summary

This is a 10-hour Rotating Day Shift

The Certified Surgical Technician I 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 room turnover. This position performs other scrub duties as directed, under supervision.

Essential Functions

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.

Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments, supplies and equipment in a timely manner.

Adheres to all policies and practices for safe identification and handling of specimens and medications. Has knowledge of medications and its intended use on the field. Is aware of patients' weight and maximum doses of medication when appropriate, Is aware and knows patient allergies

Handles specimens and medications using correct technique and according to departmental policy and procedure.

Provides information related to care/preparation of surgical instruments/equipment for sterilization/disinfection procedures

Performs the necessary surgical counts on sharps, small items, instruments and sponges with the circulating nurse prior to opening, during, and after closing the incision.

Prepares the surgical field by opening correct supplies and preparing instruments and equipment needed for the scheduled case. Assures all materials are available and in working order and verifies own skill in using equipment correctly.

Maintains all annual requirements, competencies, and professional development

Provides indirect patient care activities such as patient transportation. Assist with standard work and cleaning at completion of procedure

Maintains aseptic technique: actively monitors situations that could lead to a breach in aseptic technique. Communicates and immediately corrects breaks in aseptic technique

Ensures that equipment is functioning properly and immediately notifies appropriate personnel of any problems. Tests equipment prior to use on field. Adheres to the LPCH unit policies in regards to equipment maintenance

Assists with restraining uncooperative/combative patient in a safe manner

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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Minimum Requirements

Please note position is part of a Career Ladder. Successful candidate will be awarded role based upon level of experience within the career ladder.

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: Not required (for CST level 1). All others - Cardiac scrub experience within a Level I teaching institution is preferred.


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

Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions

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

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.

In collaboration with ANM/Education sets realistic and measureable goals for performance plan and improvement

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.

SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.