Certified Surgical Technician



City
Albert Lea
State
Minnesota
Telecommute
No
Department
Nursing
Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced surgical practices in the world and can provide a variety of career opportunities in a dynamic environment that is based on a rich history in integrated practice and innovation. Mayo Clinic has more than 300 surgeons and 240 operating rooms among its three locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, including the Mayo Clinic Health System. Mayo surgical teams perform high volumes of complex operations including neurosurgery, cardiothoracic and transplant surgery.
Position description
The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) provides care to the surgical patient under the direct supervision of the registered nurse and in collaboration with the surgical team. The CST performs primarily in the surgical scrub role preparing, selecting and maintaining equipment, instruments, and supplies. The CST possesses knowledge in the application of sterile and aseptic technique. The CST utilizes knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, surgical instrumentation and technology as member of the surgical team. The CST will float to a variety of surgical specialties, as necessary, to provide care to surgical patients.
Qualifications
Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program and certified through National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within one year of hire date.

If graduated from a surgical tech program that was not accredited, at least one year of surgical tech experience (within the last 5 years) in an applicable care setting is required.
Additional qualifications
Two years successful surgical technologist experience in acute care, perioperative or surgical setting within the last five years preferred.

Adapts to unpredictable situations within the perioperative setting.
Proven ability to communicate with a variety of people in a direct, empathetic, and articulate manner.
Comprehensive understanding of surgical processes and procedures preferred.
License or certification
CST Certification through NBSTSA required within one year of hire date.

Maintains BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs:​
1. American Heart Association
2. American Red Cross
Exemption status
Non-exempt
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $24.20 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Yes
Schedule
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
64
Schedule details
Monday-Friday
Flexible 8 hour day shifts; varied start times.
Weekend schedule
Not applicable at this time
Site description
Albert Lea is a community of 18,000 in scenic Southern MN, surrounded by several lakes and located just 90 minutes south of Minneapolis and 60 miles from Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Excellent family amenities include a community focus on education (new high school, superb test scores), 38 city parks, 6 nearby golf courses, cultural events, festivals, performing arts, 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, Blazing Star Recreational Trail, and Audubon Nature and Wildlife Preserve. Austin is a community of 23,000 surrounded by prairies, rivers and valleys just 90 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 40 minutes west of Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Excellent public and parochial education system, including programming for students with special needs and gifted students. Great recreation options including trout fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking, cycling, indoor/outdoor tennis, canoeing and golfing.
Category
Surgical Services
Career profile
Surgical Services
Job posting number
147547BR
Recruiter
Elizabeth Brownewell
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).