Stanford Health Care NBSTSA Certified Surgical Technologist II in Palo Alto, California
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A Brief Overview
The Surgical Technician II 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 standard work and room turnover. This position performs other scrub duties as directed, under supervision.
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What you will do
Functions independently in majority of services with minimal assistance. Capable of performing common emergency cases proficiently
Solves problems rapidly with changes in the clinical situation
Anticipates availability of equipment and prioritizes usage
Completes at least one improvement project per evaluation year
Sets up equipment independently
Demonstrates critical thinking capabilities
Keep ongoing log/portfolio of achievement/verification delivered annually during evaluation.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge and proficient practice in the first scrub role in the majority of surgical procedures as defined by SHC.
Applies knowledge related to emergency situation and surgical procedures in the operating room
Additionally, the CST II will meet, at minimum, 2 of the following 4 Supplementary Responsibilities:Supplementary CST II level ResponsibilitiesActs as a preceptorServes as a contributing member on one unit based committee or taskforceIn conjunction with other team members, provides one (1) in-service per year in a related specialty serviceAssists with orientation of new employees, students, and staff
- Other 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)
- Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions
Ability to work independently
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. Requests instruments and supplies based on procedures and case progress
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.
Ability to provide leadership and influence others
Skill in critical thinking
Licenses and Certifications
BLS - Basic Life Support
CST - Certified Surgical Tech
These principles apply to ALL employees:
SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience
Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.
You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family’s perspective:
Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination
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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