HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Surgical Technician CVOR Open Heart in Charleston, South Carolina


/Trident Health is a multi-facility health system located in South Carolina's Lowcountry, an dis part of the national HCA healthcare network. Trident is comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – and Moncks Corner Medical Center, which provides outpatient medical services and 24/7 Emergency Services. Affiliated with Trident are a number of physician practices that provide family medicine, surgical services and specialty medical care. These quality-focused entities work together to bring excellence in medical and wellness services to residents of the Lowcountry. For the third straight year, The Joint Commission recently recognized Trident as one of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety./

TheCVOR Certified Surgical Technician (CST), under the direction and supervision of the RN and Surgical Services Supervisor, assists in the performance of a variety of both invasive and non–invasive operative procedures. Technical responsibilities include functioning in the role of theOpen Heart Surgical Technician *for surgical procedures and the knowledge of sterilizing techniques needed to carry out the procedure. TheCVOR Surgical Tech*maintains surgical equipment and maintains adequate stocking of surgical supplies and related equipment. Other responsibilities include, maintaining appropriate sterilizing techniques in cleaning the rooms and/or necessary supplies.

This is a highly visible role with a large degree of physician and patient interaction. The*Open Heart Scrub Tech *should strive to promote harmony in the unit.

The quality of care given in the Surgical Services area will be determined by the philosophy, mission, and values of the hospital and the Department of Nursing. TheOpen Heart Surgical Technicianwill maintain and support the standards of nursing care and practice in order to meet the health care needs of patients, their families, and the community. Duties include the following:

  • Patient Rights -The CVOR Technician will work to support and protect the rights of each patient served, treat each patient with dignity and care, and maintain patient confidentiality/privacy.
  • Patient Safety –The CVOR Technician demonstrates commitment to patient safety initiatives including patient falls, restraints, and National Patient Safety Goals.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: * A graduate from an accredited Surgical Technologist program is required LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * An American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider is required * A Certified Surgical Technician is required EXPERIENCE: * Department will consider a seasoned Surgical Technician (Trauma experience) who is interested joining a Heart Team * A minimum of 1 year Surgical Technician experience on a Heart Team is strongly preferred

Title: Surgical Technician CVOR Open Heart

Location: South Carolina-Charleston-Trident Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00062-17569