Surgical Technologist - Union Campus Family Birth

at Christiana Care Health System in Elkton, Maryland, United States

Job Description

Job Details
The Maternal Infant Center is seeking candidates for a full-time Surgical Technologist position. The Surgical Technologist is responsible for aiding the professional nurse or doctor during the perioperative phase of the patient's surgical experience. This job requires employees to demonstrate initial and annual competencies Performs other duties as assigned by management.


To assist the surgical team, under the direction of a professional nurse, in providing skilled care for any patient undergoing surgical procedures.


* Demonstrates proficient clinical skills in the scrub role.
* Demonstrates ability to scrub on a wide range of procedures.
* Demonstrates solid knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the handling of instruments/equipment in the OR and aseptic technique.
* Demonstrates openness to learning scrub techniques for new procedures and new instrumentation/equipment and receiving feedback concerning clinical skills.
* Actively works with leadership to identify own learning needs and seeks opportunities to meet these learning needs.
* Provides ongoing feedback to Perioperative Practice Coordinator (PPC) concerning preference cards and tray contents.
* Demonstrates an ongoing concern for safety by adhering to established safety rules and practices
* Responds appropriately to crisis situations as outlined in unit specific standards, initiates interventions within scope of responsibility and notifies circulating RN of all issues.
* Participates in the planning of care appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development
* Functions as an effective team member, supporting the concept of team training.
* Actively participates in unit activities
* Communicates effectively with patients, families, employees, and physicians, both verbally and in writing.
* Acts as a preceptor for new employees in specific areas of expertise to improve clinical practice
* Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
* Performs other related duties as required.


Daily contact with patients, employees, physicians, and students. Contact at various time intervals with families, visitors, community agencies, companies as well as general public.

Gives direction to PAT's, support service personnel.

Directly reports to Nurse Manager, ANM; receives supervision from PPC's
Minimum Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program for any employee hired after 2009.
A minimum of 1 year of experience as a Surgical Technologist

Weekend Rotation - Every 3rd - No On-Call requirement
Holiday Rotation - Every 3rd


Knowledge, skills, and abilities related to scrub responsibilities for the care of the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient in the OR. Ability to act independently within established procedures and protocols. Ability to perform specific unit tasks as assigned by the RN. Ability to exercise judgement, tact and diplomacy. Ability to make decisions utilizing sound judgement. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Ability to utilize computer and keyboard.


BCLS certification. Certification by an approved certification body i.e. the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) and/or the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (CST)


Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, lift, push, pull, carry, reach, twist, handle, stoop, climb as per unit based Physical Demands Checklist.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequent exposure to biological, chemical and environmental elements, as per unit based Physical

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Lenny Merrick at

Post End DateJul 8, 2024

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Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 1277575

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jul 09, 2024

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