Vanderbilt University Medical Center Surgical Technologist (Dedicated Call) Cardiac OR in Nashville, Tennessee

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. Is able to perform competently most of the cases in a given service/shift. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  1. Core Accountabilities

a. Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance.

b. Problem Solving/Complexity of Work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems.

c. Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.

d. Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.

  1. Key Responsibilities

a. Facilitates patient care, by assisting the surgeon before, during and after surgical procedures.

b. Plans, sets up, performs and cleans up the assigned surgical procedure as a circulator and as a scrub tech.

c. Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply the Principles of Asepsis in creating and maintaining the sterile field.

d. Performs sharp, sponge and instrument counts according to policy.

  1. Core Capabilities: Supporting Colleagues

a. Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities

b. Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas

c. Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner

  1. Core Capabilities: Delivering Excellent Services

a. Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service

b. Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner

c. Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support

  1. Core Capabilities: Ensuring High Quality

a. Performs excellent work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards

b. Ensures continuous improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond

c. Fulfills safety and regulatory requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department

  1. Core Capabilities: Managing Resources Effectively

a. Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service

b. Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources

c. Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error

  1. Core Capabilities: Fostering Innovation

a. Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them

b. Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action

c. Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work

  1. Technical Capabilities

a. Surgical Technology: Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with surgical technology.

b. Surgical Equipment Knowledge: 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.

c. Operating Room Care: Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with operating room care.

d. Environmental Sterility & Safety: Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with environmental sterility and safety.

e. Procedures Knowledge: Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with procedures knowledge.

f. Equipment Maintenance: Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience conducting maintenance activities in area of assignments.

g. Inventory Management: 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.

Job requires Graduate of an approved discipline specific program and 0 years of experience or the equivalent.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Certified Surgical Technician

Job Surgical Technician

Organization: MOR Cardiac Surgery 10 201035

Title: Surgical Technologist (Dedicated Call) Cardiac OR

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1804971