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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - OR CORE

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Hartford
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Job Description:


Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: M-F rotating days/evenings, every 3rd weekend obligations (shifts/calls) rotating holidays.

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Job Description:

The Core Operating Room department is made up of approximately 65 highly trained and skilled staff members we collaborate in an acute and fast paced surgical environment. With specialties including general, gynecology, urology, plastics, bariatrics, robotics, thoracics, trauma, and transplant, our team thrives in our variety and complexity of surgical cases. This environment also affords each of us as individuals to function as integral members of a multidisciplinary team of professionals including surgeons, anesthesiologists, and assistive personnel to provide the highest quality of medical and surgical care in our region. With a demanding volume of 60-80 surgical cases per day, we are responsible for patients who are seeking the highest level of care from a facility with cutting edge technology and procedures.

Provide service and support before, during, and after surgical procedures. Ensures the presence and proper arrangement of surgical equipment and supplies in the operating room to each operation; assists the surgeon during the operation as allowed by professional and legal standards; and assists with cleaning operating room after the operation ensuring proper routing of equipment, and used material. Reports to Manager.


• Completion of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Surgical Technology Program.
• Must be certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA) or able to obtain NBSTA certification within one year of employment.
• Maintenance of CPR, BLS validation and attendance of annual Validation Day required.
• Knowledge of various surgical procedures with the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and to recognize the problems encountered by the surgeon.
• Knowledge of name and function of surgical equipment and instrumentation required.
• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
• Strict adherence to policies and regulations regarding maintenance of sterile field required.
• Knowledge and practice of basic care and patient safety concepts.
• Application of the principles of asepsis in a manner that provides optimal patient care.
• Knowledge of OR emergency situations.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, Hartford , Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - OR CORE, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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