At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care.
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Ontario, OR Full Time, PRN; Days
•Meets Health System's Guiding Behaviors and Caring Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations.
•Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric as applicable).
•Demonstrates compliance with hospital safety policies and procedures.
•Demonstrates knowledge of cautery safety (grounding pad and cautery use during procedure).
•Recognizes breaks in aseptic technique and takes immediate corrective action.
•Demonstrates equipment checks to assure proper functioning.
•Updates and reviews surgeon preference cards.
•Able to gown and glove other members of the perioperative 'sterile' team.
•Able to gown and glove self through use of closed and open method.
•Anticipates and prioritizes surgeon needs.
•Communicates with RN Circulator to obtain needed resources.
•LPNs may function under the Nurse Practice Action with RN supervision.
•Responsible for technical equipment and supplies (e.g., inventory, usage, organization, maintenance in own specialty area).
•Trouble-shoots equipment within own specialty to bring to resolution.
•Independently manages instrument, sponge and sharp counts for all procedures in specialty areas and all procedures assigned outside of specialty.
•Assists and/or follows direction of the RN Circulator to set up a room and obtain equipment, etc.
1.High school diploma or equivalent required.
2.Graduate of LPN or Surgical Technologist Program required.
3.Certification as a Surgical Technologist (CST) required.
4.American Heart Association Basic Life Support for HealthCare Provider (BLS/HCP) certification required.
5.One year of scrub experience in acute care hospital setting preferred.
6.LPN requires one year of scrub experience in acute care hospital in at least three primary specialties.
7.Able to independently function in at least one other specialty area.
Why Saint Alphonsus?
Saint Alphonsus is a four-hospital regional, Catholic, integrated health system that serves the communities in Oregon and Idaho. Saint Alphonsus Regional Health System is dedicated to delivering advanced medical services in a spiritual and healing environment close to home. For more than 120 years, Saint Alphonsus has been helping the Boise community thrive and is a trusted... partner for life. Saint Alphonsus has been consistently ranked nationally in Cardiac, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, and Critical Care.The Cancer Care Center was recently awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).
Idaho's capital city of Boise is the 3rd largest city in the Pacific Northwest. The Boise Valley is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and a flourishing scene for arts, entertainment and collegiate and professional sports. Boise also offers a reasonable cost of living, low crime rate, excellent cultural programs, neighborhood parks, nearby national forests and rivers. Several high-profile publications rank the Boise metro area as one of the best places in the country to do business and live.
• Forbes recently ranked the Boise metro area 2nd for raising a family; particularly noting its low crime and high school quality, not to mention the chance to mix urban and outdoor lifestyles.
• CNN/Money ranks the Boise metro area 3rd best place to retire and also named Idaho as the friendliest state for small businesses.
• Outside Magazine recently said, “The winner for best overall town in the western U.S. is Boise, Idaho.”