Certified Surgical technologists (CST), are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision and delegatory authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists are experts in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. CSTs collaborate with leadership in developing and implementing the Spartanburg Medical Center culture, vision mission and goals.
CSTs functioning within the Specialty Tech role are also responsible for maintaining surgeon preference cards within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR); maintaining a high level of knowledge within the surgical specialty they are responsible for; and functions as a resource person for department associates functioning within the surgical service they represent
- Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program
- Minimum of two years of consecutive scrub experience as a CST
- Certification, as a certified surgical technologist (CST), conferred by the National Board of Surgical technology and Surgery Assisting (NBSTSA)
- 1 year of scrub experience within the surgical specialty they will represent
- Activemember of the Associate of surgical Technologist (AST) organization
Additional InformationAs a part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Pelham Medical Center consists of 48 inpatient rooms and is continuously expanding services to meet the needs of patients. Conveniently located at Westmoreland Road and Highway 14 in Greer, the state-of-the-art facility is a national award winner for its design. The hospital design focuses on both comfort and convenience for patients and visitors. This focus carries over into each patient room with several room features designed to maximize functional efficiency and effectiveness for the patient care team without disturbing the patient.
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