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Surgical Technologist

Req #: 23836
Facility: Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Location: Ashland, OR
Department: Surgery - Ashland
Category: Clinical Support Services
Schedule: Full Time
Hours: 1300-2130 / Monday - Friday
Target Salary Range: Salary based on qualifications
Union Position: No

Surgical Technologist Position Opportunity Overview

**Sign-On Bonus and Relocation Packages Available for New Hires!**

The Surgical Technologist is a responsible member of the patient care team in Surgery, working under the supervision of the Charge Nurse. Responsibilities include assisting in direct patient care, assembling instrumentation, supplies and equipment for surgical procedures under the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) and Certified Surgical Technician (CST) guidelines.

Successful candidates will have knowledge of procedure and technique in caring for patients, equipment and supplies; the ability to communicate well on the telephone; and can demonstrate aseptic technique, scrub, gown and glove counts; and other aspects of scrub role under the AORN and CST guidelines.

As a Surgical Technologist you will have the opportunity to:

Function as a Surgical Technician demonstrating responsibilities that include assisting in direct patient care in the Operating Room

Anticipate the needs of the surgeon, pass appropriate instruments, and assist in exposure of the surgical field

Select and prepare appropriate supplies and equipment for the surgical cases and operate all surgical equipment

Organize instrumentation and the sterile field

Perform all surgical counts consistently, including the "safety count"

QUALIFICATIONS

One of the following is required:

Graduate of nationally accredited, approved by the OHA education program for surgical tech and holds Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA), or

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing, or

Completed training for surgical techs in the military and has completed 16 hours continuing education every 2 years, or

Providing documentation showing surgical tech practice during at least 2 of the 3 years immediately preceding 01/01/2017 and completes 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years

Experience

Documentation showing surgical tech practice during at least 2 of the 3 years immediately preceding 01/01/2017 (unless certified as a CST by the NBSTA or an LPN licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing. With a CST or an LPN the experience requirement is waived)

Preferred: Computer and telephone skills; ability to scrub ALL specialties; experience in General Orthopedic and Total Knee/Hip replacement surgery within the past 3 years; computer knowledge; bilingual (English and Spanish)

Certifications/Licenses

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) required if no experience

Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) required upon start

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing required if no experience or CST certification

Preferred: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor certification issued by American Heart Association (AHA)

Additional Position Details

Compensation & Benefits

Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision and wellness

Excellent retirement package with up to a 6% employer contribution

Generous time off package with 8 holidays

Tuition reimbursement available

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a locally-managed, nationally recognized top 15 health system. We are located in beautiful Southern Oregon and are the largest healthcare provider in nine counties. We provide comprehensive medical care to more than 580,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities employ over 5,000 people and include: Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners, and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region.

At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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