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Surgical Technologist II - Cardiovascular Operating Room

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Surgical Technologist II - Cardiovascular Operating Room
    Talent Area: Clinical Support
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    Department: Operating Rooms CHSS
    Shift: 7am-3pm Mon-Fri with call
    Job ID: 403802

We are searching for a Surgical Technologist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will handle instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during congenital heart surgery procedures, assisting the physician while performing related patient care duties in an age-appropriate manner as assigned by the circulating nurse (RN).


If you think you have what it takes, keep reading:  

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and assist with the preparation of the CV 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.
  • Apply 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.  
  • Seek the assistance of the circulating nurse and references the preference card when unable to make a decision regarding opening versus readily available.
  • Assist in the care and labeling of specimens 100% of the time as observed by the circulating nurse.
  • Acknowledge the importance of patient safety by participating in the Universal Protocol.
  • Scrub, and don gown and gloves in accordance with the Recommended Practices and within a reasonable time frame.
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment and supplies by inspection, proper cleaning, care, and utilization according to company recommendations and the O.R. policy and procedures 100% of the time as observed by the circulating nurse.  
  • Set up back table, instruments, and supplies according to the type of surgery and the service 100% of the time as observed by the circulating nurse/nurse manager.
  • Utilize basic technical skills to implement the plan of care as exhibited by identified unit-base competencies and skills with no more than 5 exceptions, excluding written counseling.
  • Prepare CVOR equipment and supplies while performing patient care related duties in an age appropriate manner.
  • Communicate delays, or changes in the schedule to the charge nurse in a timely manner.
  • Implement safety measures that are appropriate to developmental age.


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.

  • H.S. Diploma Or GED Required
  • Educational Program Completion For Surgical Technologists Which May Include Training Programs For Surgical Technology 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 Or TSC-NCCT - Cert-tech Surgery – Certified Required  
  • 2 Years Or More Of Experience As A Surgical Technologist, With Experience In Two Or More Surgical Specialties Required
  • Some Cardiothoracic Operating Room Experience Or congenital Heart Surgery Experience Preferred 

About Texas Children’s

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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