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Complex Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Mastery Surgical Technologist

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 25, 2022

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Additional Information About the Role

  • Pod 2 - Fourteen (14) OR units
  • 24/7 level I trauma pod
  • Services: -Level 1 trauma, acute critical care (ACCS), orthopedics, ortho trauma, plastics, general -robotic, all services emergency cases
  • Increased Sign-on Bonus available OverviewBarnes-Jewish Hospital is the St. Louis region's top adult hospital. Formed from the merger of the former Barnes and Jewish Hospitals to become Missouri's largest hospital, it continues the traditions of its predecessors along with its partner, Washington University School of Medicine, in providing cutting-edge treatments, educating future medical professionals and working to make our community as healthy as it can be.For over two decades Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. In 2021, Barnes-Jewish ranked 17th overall with 11 specialties being ranked. The hospital was also the first hospital in Missouri to be designated as a Magnet - hospital in 2003 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing and has been redesignated consistently since. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a teaching hospital staffed by more than 1,500 Washington University Physicians, the clinical practice for the Washington University School of medicine. The academic medicine partnership has developed many treatments and procedures that are now common across the globe.Role PurposeThe skill and experience of our Perioperative Surgical Technologist is a critical component at BJH and SLCH to support the type of cases that exist as a result of the Level 1 Trauma designation and Safety Net status. As a member of a highly skilled Magnet designated institution, working with an inter-professional team, this individual will provide care to complex, acute, and critically ill patients undergoing life-saving treatment. The mastery level surgical technologist demonstrates clinical expertise to support the high-acuity complex case mix. These include high volume: trauma, transplant, cardiovascular, endovascular, cardiothoracic, complex spine procedures and specialty neurosurgical procedures unique to the St. Louis region. The work takes place in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and requires experiential as well as specialty knowledge with specific procedures.The mastery level surgical technologist will perform in the first scrub role handling instruments, supplies, and necessary equipment throughout the surgical procedure. They have exceptional critical thinking skills through extensive experience in surgical procedures being performed to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and team to achieve optimal outcomes within the surgical environment.Responsibilities
    • Serves as a resource and subject matter expert and mentor in the OR speciality area for complex cases. Experience in Level 1 Trauma Program and specialized in one or more of these areas:- Experience in cardiovascular, endovascular or solid organ transplant cases- Experience with complex neurosurgical procedures including intraoperative MRI- Experience with complex orthopedic and neurosurgical spine cases
    • Effectively collaborates with physicians and OR teams to meet clinical quality, safety, regulatory and clinical goals for thesurgical patient population served. Actively participates in interdisciplinary committees to promote and enhance best practices within the surgical setting.
    • Partners with lead team members, in collaboration with clinical partners and leadership, utilizing clinical experience and evidence-based resources to identify practice standards or gaps and meet key operational and clinical metrics while supporting magnet initiatives.
    • Promotes interprofessional care team participation by leading team communication, expert level of care delivery and advocating for patient safety and quality in the surgical setting. Serves as mentor and preceptor to support and elevate skill set of team members.
    • Performs in the first scrub role handling instruments, supplies, and necessary equipment throughout the surgical procedure. Through extensive experience in surgical procedures, possesses critical thinking skills in regards to the procedure being performed, anticipating the needs of the surgeon and team to achieve optimal outcomes within the surgical environment.
    • Performs Other Responsibilities as AssignedMinimum Requirements
      • Associate's Degree or Trade School Equivalent
      • 2-5 years of experience
      • Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS) Certification
      • Surgical Technician Certification Preferred QualificationsPreferred Requirements
        • Bachelor's Degree
        • 5-10 years of experienceBenefits StatementNote: not all benefits apply to all openings- - Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options- - Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan- - 401(k) plan- - Tuition Assistance- - Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts- - -On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)- - -Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health CenterLegal StatementThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Complex Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Mastery Surgical Technologist, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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