Cardiovascular Surgical Tech II

Job ID
2019-90942
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
64
Facility
Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
0630
Location
CA-SANTA CRUZ

Overview

About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 

 

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

 

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

 

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Cardiovascular Surgical Technician II is responsible for supporting Registered Nurses and Surgeons in the Cardiovascular and main Operating Room. They handle sterile instruments during surgical procedures. They monitor the sterile field and are responsible for the care and maintenance of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment. The Cardiovascular Surgical Tech II functions as a preceptor to staff and assists with competency assessments for experienced Surgical Technicians learning CV specialty responsibilities. Responsible for maintaining surgeon preference cards, picking cases and room turn-over after procedures. The Cardiovascular Surgical Tech II is responsible for on-call coverage of CV services and may also be utilized to cover general/main OR needs during a designated CV on-call shift.Essential responsibilities include clear, concise communication skills; Ability to anticipate surgeon needs to facilitate safe and efficient progression of patient care; working as part of and to support the OR teams.

 

Minimum:

  • Minimum of 2 years of Cardiovascular Surgical Tech experience is required. 
  • Graduate from an approved program for OT technicians or equivalent required. 
  • Ability to maintain proficiency scrubbing for at least two (2) surgical specialties in addition to Cardiovascular (i.e. Neuro, Joint Replacement, Robotics, etc.) required. 
  • Ability to maintain proficiency scrubbing for at least 2 surgical specialities in addition to Cardiovascular (i.e. neuro, joint replacement, Robotics, etc.).
  • Must precept; take call; complete competency assessment for staff; and manage preference cards for surgeons
  • Demonstrate leadership ability by using appropriate channels and methods of communication that support organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability by supporting continuous improvement activities within CV services

License Required:

  • CT CPRBLS
  • CT CST
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years Surgical Tech acute care experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of Cardiovascular Surgical Tech experience
  • NA
  • Ability to maintain proficiency scrubbing for at least 2 surgical specialities in addition to Cardiovascular (i.e. neuro, joint replacement, Robotics, ect)
  • Must precept; take call; complete competency assessment for staff; and manage preference cards for surgeons
  • Demonstrate leadership ability by using appropriate channels and methods of communication that support organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability by supporting continuous improvement activities within CV services
  • Current (& on-going) Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
  • Current BLS certification

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