Certified Surgical Tech (CST) - 12 Week Contract - Pediatric Operating Room


Children's Hospital of Richmond / 12 Week Temp Program / Full time

The Surgical Technologist TTWP (operating room scrub technician) sets up sterile field, gathers supplies for surgical cases, based on knowledge of instruments and equipment to be used. This position passes instruments to surgeons during surgery. This position also performs count procedures per policy during surgical cases.

The Surgical Technologist TTWP serves as a resource and preceptor to less experienced Surgical Technologists and takes call for routine and high acuity cases after orientation period. This role also learns, performs and completes assignments/responsibilities assigned during the transitional duty period.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

Registered by the State Board of Medicine and Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Tech in Surgery-Certified (TS-C) or Certified Operating Room or Surgical Technician (CORST) certification.

Certification or Registration Requirement for Continued Employment:

Registration by the Virginia State Board of Medicine, Current AHA, BLS, HCP Certification Current CST; TS-C or CORST required

Experience REQUIRED:

Minimum of 6 months experience as a Surgical Technologist or related scrub tech position.

Experience PREFERRED:

2 years experience as a surgical technologist or related scrub technician position

Education/training REQUIRED:

High School Diploma or equivalent Graduate of a Surgical Technology Program or a military training program or Licensed Practical Nursing Program

Education/training PREFERRED:

Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology Program

Independent action(s) required:

Functions under the direction of RN or independent practitioner in providing direct patient care, emotional support and problem solving, all in accordance with hospital, nursing and unit policies and procedures.

Requires prior approval or guidance from supervisor for time/schedule changes, legal issues, direct care which deviates from the standard and identification of educational resources to meet developmental needs.

Job duties may include the handling, transportation, access to and/or contact with medications and related supplies.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:

Surgical Technologists work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.

Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with employee's specific Nurse Manager/Clinical Coordinator.

Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet staffing requirements or in the best interests of the work unit.

Takes independent call for routine or high acuity cases after the orientation period.

Age Specific groups served:

As appropriate based on transitional duty assignment.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):

Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.

Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances

Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)

Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking

Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

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Practicing here

Want to work in a place where unbridled energy fills the halls, and where you experience unparalleled dedication to helping kids every day? Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is ranked among the nation’s best with an incredible team that’s dedicated to nurturing the champion in every child. It’s the perfect place to build a career where the sky is the limit.

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Quality of life

Richmond offers an exceptional environment outside of work as well. The Richmond area has been named among the 50 best places to live in the US with a combination of outdoor fun, history, a booming restaurant scene and an affordable cost of living. It’s the perfect combination of artsy, jazzy, outdoorsy and family-oriented.


At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we don’t just take care of patients. We treat our team like family. Our unbeatable benefits go beyond excellent health and retirement plans, supporting you in everything from tuition assistance to boosting your career to child and adult care options to make your personal life more manageable.

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