Cardiovascular Surgical Technician $7500 Retention Bonus

Rapid City, SD Full time R7922


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RCH Surgical Services

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Job Summary

About Monument Health Rapid City Hospital CVOR

• The CVOR consists of 2 large surgical suites and also assist in the Cath Lab Hybrid Suite
• We perform all cardiac, thoracic, vascular and endovascular procedures
• CVOR is a fast-paced, procedurally driven environment with a team-spirited atmosphere
• $7500 Retention Bonus!

Job Summary

Provides technical surgical skills for all patient procedures during the intraoperative phase in the cardiovascular operating room, under the direct supervision of the surgeon and/or registered nurse. Assists with set up and completion of cases, maintains sterility of field and within sterile boundary. Cardiac and vascular surgical procedures include: coronary artery bypass, valve repair or replacement, endovascular procedures, aortic dissections, implantation of mechanical circulatory devices and robotics cases.

Job Description

Essential Functions:
●  Performs interventions, skills, and procedures consistent with accepted standards of surgical practice, policies and procedures in the surgical suite. These include, but are not limited to: preparing the Operating Room to include necessary supplies and equipment as indicated by the patient's status; providing appropriate safety and comfort measures to the patient; providing proper patient transfer and positioning; assuring maintenance of asepsis and sterile field; assuring well-being of patient including fluid balance and skin integrity; competency in equipment, supplies and their usage; investigating unfamiliar procedures, techniques, and medications; demonstrating organizational ability by using time, equipment, and personnel effectively; knowing and performing correct sterilization procedures; assuring minimal time loss between cases; utilizing physician preference cards.
●  Handles unanticipated events and crisis situations in a professional manner. Is alert to potential problems and notifies appropriate individuals as necessary.
●  Performs the technical procedures necessary for job responsibilities in a safe, effective, efficient, legal and professional manner. Is responsible for own education, personal growth and development. Takes timely action & appropriately plans for cases with consideration of individual needs.
●  Utilizes organizational assets appropriately which includes supplies, equipment, time and property. Manages room and supplies to promote use of only items needed in case and questions waste.
●  Establishes, maintains, and monitors the surgical environment to ensure that the potential for infection is reduced by proper sterilization, decontamination, and disinfection procedures.
●  Willing to assist in other roles to keep costs down and quality high.
●  Consistently performs appropriate counts per OR policy as evidenced by observation/chart review.
●  Support the Institution by operating in an efficient and cost-effective manner while projecting a positive image to the community.
●  Supports process improvement by addressing situations that are of concern and follows through with appropriate intervention.
●  The Surgical Technician ensures that all required elements are in place for efficient completion of any and all procedures.
●  All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Education - Associates in Health Related Field

Certification - Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - Association of Surgical Technologies (AST)

Work Experience - 2 years as Cardiovascular Tech required

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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