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Operating Room- (OR)/(CST)- Certified Surgical Technician

Frontline National
San Antonio, Texas, United States
February 20, 2018
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Frontline National is currently seeking Operating Room (OR)/CST- Certified Surgical Technicians for full time opportunities in San Antonio, Texas. Please apply online or contact a recruiter directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about these great opportunities

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We are searching for candidates for the following opportunities for Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Ft. Sam Houston, Texas:

-Surgical Technologists (Operating Room)

-Cardiothoracic Surgical Technologists (OR Heart)

Job Duties, including but not limited to:

-Must be able to circulate the full range of surgical procedures performed in the operating room at Brooke Army Medical Center. Surgical procedures range from routine (appendectomy, myringotomy, herniorrhapy) to complex high risk (neurosurgery, thoracic, cardiovascular, orthopedics) or trauma (vehicular accidents, gunshot, knife wounds) cases.

-Must be able to perform surgical scrub, don gown and gloves and prepare the sterile setup for the appropriate surgical procedure.

-Must function as a sterile member of the surgical team who passes instruments, sutures and sponges during surgery.

-May also perform the role of the circulator while under the direct supervision of a RN.

-Must exercise the universal precautions set forth by the Centers for Disease Control when providing direct patient care and/or indirect patient care involving possible exposure to contaminated items at BAMC.

-Transport patients from hospital units to the Operating Room assuring safe transportation of the patient.

-Screen patients prior to transport to ensure preoperative medications have been given, jewelry, dentures and any prosthetic devices have been removed.

-Check patient’s chart and identification band for completeness.

-Be able to comfort patients fearing surgery.

-Be able to contact with family and significant others are to provide information, counseling, emotional support, alleviate anxiety, fear and stress concerning patient condition and/or prognosis.

-Document all patient care given and the progress of the patient utilizing BAMC's documentation standards in the patient's medical record manually and/or electronically.

-Perform a vast array of direct patient care procedures to include but are not limited to: range of motion exercises, lifting, turning, transporting and positioning patients and securing patients as required.

-Orient and train newly assigned personnel and students.

-Explain OR procedures and requirements identify and explain use of surgical instruments and equipment, sterilization techniques and aseptic procedures.

-Observe, monitor and report findings to restore health and to prevent complications and deterioration in conditions such as respiratory distress, neurovascular and neurologic compromise, hemorrhage, sepsis, cardiac and vascular emergencies and requires emergent corrective action within the scope of practice.

-Follow perioperative nursing care plan in preparing the Operating Room and the patients; including being required to shave operative areas.

-Be responsible for quality assurance/risk management and responds to breaches of standard procedures which compromise the patient or staff members.

-May also serve as a project officer for select committees and participate in research projects that are consultative in nature and involve sharing information, gathering data for new or existing technologies.

-Account for sponges, needles, blades, and instruments during the procedure and participates with counts at prescribed times during the procedure with the Operating Room Nurse, including measuring blood and fluid loss.

-Assist surgeons with complex or potentially life-threatening procedures, and anesthesiologists and anesthetists during induction and throughout procedure.

-Hand instruments to the surgeon during the procedure by anticipating the surgeon's needs and assist with application of dressings.

-Select, assemble and organize required supplies, equipment and instruments for specific surgical procedure in accordance with operative work sheets, physician preference card and/or conferring with physician or charge nurse.

-Obtain sterile supplies, sutures, dressings, linens, blood, medications, solutions, instruments, etc. for the specific procedure, pen instrument sets, pour solutions, set up and adjust equipment such as electric coagulator, electric bone saw and drill, operate microscope, air power drills, defibrillators and resuscitators, make suction connections and adjust operating lights.

-Clean OR after surgery, remove and dispose of soiled and/or contaminated materials, change linen, washes, disassembles, sterilize and reassemble instruments

-Replenish sterile packs and general supplies and restock shelves after using existing supplies.

-Set up and perform first echelon maintenance on all Operating Room equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of the following:

-Completion of an accredited Surgical Technology program or completion of formal training by any branch of the US Armed Forces for surgical technicians, surgical technologists or operating room technicians.

Experience: Candidates must have the following experience:

-Must have a minimum of one (1) year within the last three (3) years as an operating room technician/surgical technician.


-National Background Investigation

-Must be authorized to work in the US

License/Certification and Training:

-Current certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA, formerly the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist LCC-ST) as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) OR certified as a Tech-in-Surgery (TS-C) from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) OR possess a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) certification as a surgical technician or operating room technician

-Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) from American Heart Association.


-Normally 32-40 hours per week on rotating shifts Sunday through Saturday, including Federal holidays. Below is an example of the most common shift times that would consist of eight (8) work hours with a non-paid 45 minute lunch or dinner break, a 10 hour shift with a 45 minute non-paid lunch or dinner break, and a 12 hour shift with a 45 minute non-paid lunch or dinner break. The maximum number of shift hours to be scheduled in a twenty-four hour period is twelve (12).

Day (1st) Shift: 0645-1530

Evening (2nd) Shift: 1445-2330

Night (3rd) Shift: 2245-0730

10-Shift: 0645-1730

Weekend-1: 0645-1930

Weekend-2: 1845-0730