Cardiovascular Operating Room RN/Certified Surgical Technologist - Travel *Up To $2,400/Week*
Rapid City, SD 57701 US
CVOR RN/Certified Surgical Technologist
Travel *Up To $2,400/Week*
Connected Health Care is partnered with a facility located in Rapid City South Dakota in search of a travel cardiovascular operating room RN or certified surgical technologist. If you are a certified and experienced candidate, this may be the opportunity for you!
Job Summary: A CVOR CST is a highly skilled healthcare professional who specializes in providing surgical assistance during cardiovascular procedures. Working in a fast-paced and specialized environment, they collaborate closely with surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare team members to ensure the safe and efficient completion of cardiovascular surgeries.
- Prepare the CVOR by ensuring all necessary equipment, instruments, and supplies are sterile and readily accessible.
- Verify the functionality and proper setup of surgical instruments and equipment specific to cardiovascular procedures.
- Assist in the positioning and prepping of patients for surgery.
Assisting Surgical Team:
- Hand sterile instruments and supplies to the surgeon during procedures.
- Anticipate the surgeon's needs and provide instruments and sutures promptly.
- Maintain a sterile field and ensure aseptic technique is adhered to throughout the surgery.
Instrumentation and Equipment Management:
- Set up and troubleshoot specialized equipment used in cardiovascular surgery, such as heart-lung machines and intra-aortic balloon pumps.
- Handle delicate cardiovascular instruments with precision and care.
- Safely dispose of used supplies and ensure proper handling of contaminated materials.
- Accurately document surgical procedures, including counts of sponges, needles, and instruments before and after surgery.
- Record patient data, surgical findings, and other relevant information as required.
- Monitor patient vitals and assist in responding to any signs of distress or changes in condition.
- Follow strict infection control protocols to minimize the risk of surgical site infections.
Collaboration and Communication:
- Collaborate effectively with the surgical team, including surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and perfusionists.
- Maintain open communication to ensure seamless coordination during procedures.
- Be prepared to assist in emergency situations during surgery.
- Quickly respond to code situations and assist with life-saving measures when necessary.
- Certification as a Surgical Technologist (CST) through an accredited program.
- RN - Strong CVOR background.
- RN license South Dakota.
- Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.
- Specialized training or certification in Cardiovascular Surgical Technology is often required or preferred.
- Strong knowledge of cardiovascular surgical procedures, instruments, and equipment.
- Excellent sterile technique and aseptic practices.
- Ability to work effectively in a high-stress, fast-paced surgical environment.
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
If you are interested, please contact :
Meredith Lusby - Account Manager