HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Certified Surgical Technician PRN in Brownsville TX, Texas

Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center proudly serves Brownsville and the surrounding communities. Valley Regional is committed to providing the best health care for the residents in the Rio Grande Valley. Valley Regional Medical Center is a 214 Licensed Bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing over 25 specialties; Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality inpatient and outpatient programs and services, including: • 24 Hour Level III Trauma Emergency Department • Cardiology • Open Heart Surgery • Neurosurgery • Endoscopy • Imaging • Women’s Services • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Valley Regional is currently seeking a Certified Surgical Tech Labor & Delivery. Performs direct patient care under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Maintains a safe patient care environment. Fulfills departmental responsibilities that foster the goals of the hospital’s mission and vision statements. When functioning as a Tech First Assistant (Tech III), demonstrated knowledge of surgical assisting and closure. Responsibilities: 1. Demonstrates knowledge of applying surgical gloves using aseptic technique and maintaining a sterile field. 2. Demonstrates knowledge of preparing for surgery by “pulling” the appropriate supplies and instruments for the procedure. 3. Understands and recognizes the different surgical instruments and their applications. 4. Displays appropriate knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology in order to prepare and assist in surgical procedures. 5. Maintains a safe sterile field by: a – positioning sharps correctly b – labeling all medications on sterile field c – understanding of electrocautery and other devices that generate heat to prevent possible fires in the O.R. d – Participating in a “timeout” with rest of the surgical team to maintain patient safety. 6. Demonstrates ability to appropriately set up for a surgical procedure and follow protocol in the counting of supplies/instrument to ensure no foreign object is left inside of the patient. 7. Understands the principles of and is able to competently assist a surgeon during a procedure and possesses adequate knowledge of the procedure itself. 8. Displays the ability to differentiate sutures and their applications. 9. Demonstrates the ability to close a surgical site (under physician supervision) with appropriate suture. 10. Demonstrates a teamwork approach in the care of a patient during the perioperative phase.

Good Communication skills Graduated of an accredited surgical technology school or equivalent experience or training; Certification required BCLS required

Title: Certified Surgical Technician PRN

Location: Texas-Brownsville TX-Valley Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00187-4795