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Surgical Technologist

Children's Minnesota

Minneapolis ,

Surgical Technologist

Children's Minnesota

Minneapolis ,
Number Of Vacancies: 2
Department Overview

Children’s pediatric cardiovascular program is one of the largest in the region. We are committed to excellence in pediatric cardiac surgery and have some of the best outcomes in the country. More than 11,000 heart surgeries have been performed at Children’s since the program began in 1977. Our experienced team of cardiac surgeons, physician assistants, interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists performs more than 420 cardiac surgeries and over 400 catheterization lab procedures each year for babies, children, teens and young adults born with heart defects. The cardiovascular care center at Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis Hospital includes a 25-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit, a cardiovascular operating room, a hybrid operating room with single-plane technology, a newly remodeled biplane catheterization lab, a pre and post-operative unit, a simulation lab and conference center.  In 2018, Children’s launched its heart failure and heart transplant program to provide children experiencing heart failure with access to heart failure management, ventricular assist device therapy, and heart transplants in a setting designed specifically for kids, close to home.  We value teamwork, open communication, safety and respect. We embrace an environment that encourages learning and professional growth and are committed to providing excellent care to our patients and families.

Position Summary

The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of the patient care team. The surgical technologist provides highly skilled intra-operative technical expertise and care for the surgical patient through planning and implementation of the needs of the surgical procedure. The wide variety of skills include; assisting the surgeon, set up and scrub all surgical procedures, and may specialize in a specific field such as cardiac or neurological surgery, or in addition a laser specialist, participates in specialty procedures outside the operating room. Functions as a call team member for all emergency procedures. The surgical technologist operates as the sterile team member on all surgical procedures. Responsible for aseptic technique and maintaining a sterile field while constantly anticipating surgeons needs. Utilizes knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology to anticipate the patients and surgeons needs before they arise to attain the best outcome for the patient and keeping surgical time to a minimum. The expertise of the Surgical Technologist provides the safest delivery of high quality care for the surgical patient.

-Apply understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology to assisting surgeons with surgical procedures.
-Proficient in the application of sterile technique in all aspects of patient care.
-Competent in the use of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment to provide patient care, with the ability to trouble-shoot malfunctions as they arise.
-Function as preceptor/mentor to the scrub role for new surgical technologists and registered nurses.
-Communicates effectively as a team member, works collaboratively with the surgical team of physicians, nurses and anesthesia team.
-Graduate of a surgical technology program
-Surgical Technologist certification preferred but not required
-BLS certified

About Children's Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is the eighth largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 16 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.