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Surg Technol Cert First Asst-Pediatric CVOR

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Surg Technol Cert First Asst-Pediatric CVOR

  • 2101731Job Surgical TechnicianPrimary Location TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at VanderbiltOrganization MCJCHV Cardiac OR 209172
    Surgical Tech First Assist (STFA)Pediatric CVOR
    The STFA performs in the expanded role as a CST First Assistant to the Surgeon, by performing positioning, prepping and draping of patient, providing hemostasis, providing wound exposure and handling of sutures and tissue under the direction and supervision of the operating surgeon. May perform as a Surgical Technologists when not First Assisting.

    • Acts as a member of the operating room team by assisting with the room preparation, setup and clean up.
    • Assists with patient positioning to provide access to the operative site while maximizing patient safety and comfort.
    • Establishes and maintain a surgically clean environment to reduce the potential for patient infection through the application of the principals of asepsis.
    • Initiate appropriate intra operative behaviors unique to first assisting.
    • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
      Department/Unit Summary:Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.A building alone does not make a great hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generous support of people like you enable us to provide every child who comes to us with the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. No child who needs our services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.Many of our doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is an investment in the future. We are at an important crossroads in child health. Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health to children and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.Position Shift:
      • Mon-Fri, 7:00 am-3:30 pm
      • On call and overtime requirementsPosition Requirements:Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience

        Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
        • Certified Surgical First Assist RequiredClick here to view how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrated the difference they make each and every day:
          Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
          VUMC Recent AccomplishmentsBecause we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
          • Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
          • Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
          • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
          • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
          • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
          • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
          • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
            Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience

            Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
            • Certified Surgical First Assist RequiredPhysical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
              • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.Movement
                • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
                • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
                • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
                • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
                • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
                • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
                • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
                • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
                • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
                • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
                • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
                • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
                • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
                • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
                • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
                • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
                • Continuous: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.Sensory
                  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
                  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
                  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
                  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
                  • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.Environmental Conditions
                    • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
                    • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Keywords: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville , Surg Technol Cert First Asst-Pediatric CVOR, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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