Surgical Technologist I - Cardiovascular Operating Room

Position: Surgical Technologist I - Cardiovascular Operating Room

Job ID: 401201

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Operating Rooms CHSS

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7am-5pm rotating with call

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are looking for a full-time Surgical Technologist I in the Cardiovascular Operating Room, someone who’s ready to grow with our company. In this position, you will handle instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure, assisting the physician while performing related patient care duties in an age-appropriate manner as assigned by the circulating nurse (RN). 



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Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Performs patient care related duties. 
  • Prepares and assists with the preparation of the operating room according to the needs and age appropriateness of the patient and the surgical procedure as evidenced by the following, but not limited to knowledge of surgical pathology as related to the planned surgical intervention; knowledge of allergies (awareness of high-risk groups for latex allergy); knowledge and preparation of special equipment i.e., implants, prostheses, instrumentation per procedure/preference, and medications. 
  • Applies knowledge of the surgical procedure by anticipating the needs of the surgeon, having supplies opened or readily available in a cost-effective manner as observed by the circulating nurse/nurse manager. Seeks the circulating nurse's assistance and references the preference card when unable to decide about opening versus readily available. 
  • Attends and participates in in-services and other continuing education opportunities to maintain professional development. 
  • Maintains correct count of sponges, needles, and instruments according to the established policy and procedure 100% of the time as observed by the circulating nurse. 
  • Assists in the care and labeling of specimens 100% of the time as observed by the circulating nurse. 
  • Acknowledges the importance of patient safety by participating in the proper handling of medications within the sterile field. 
  • Prepares O.R. equipment and supplies while performing patient care-related duties in an age-appropriate way. 
  • Demonstrates effective time management skills. 
  • Cares for one or more of the following age groups routinely: Neonates, Infants, Toddler,  
  • Preschool Age, School Age, Adolescent, and Adult. 

Skills & Requirements 

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.  

  • Required Educational program completion for surgical technologists which may include operating room/surgical training completed in the army, navy, air force, marine corps, or coast guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service 
  • Required CST-SUR - Cert-Cert Surgical TECH by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting AND TSC-NCCT - Cert-TECH Surgery - Certified NCCT by the National Center for Competency Testing 
  • Some experience preferred 

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