Situated in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg on Florida’s Gulf coast, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has served the residents of the region for more than 100 years and joined the Orlando Health system in 2020. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is a 480-bed tertiary care center equipped to provide comprehensive medical and surgical care. The hospital offers many areas of expertise, including surgery and trauma, neuroscience, cardiology, acute rehabilitation and obstetrics. The hospital has a 38-bed neurosciences unit with a dedicated neurology team consisting of board-certified neuroscience specialists and physicians with subspecialty expertise in stroke, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, and includes a Level IV Epilepsy Center. In partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Baby Place offers full obstetrical services and is a Level III Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, one of only 12 in Florida. The hospital also is home to the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Cardiac Cath Lab, located in the James Heart Center, which offers a full range of cardiovascular care and an on-site inpatient rehabilitation unit, as well as the nearby Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.
Position Summary Demonstrates through clinical practice a clear understanding of sterile technique and has a working knowledge of the specialized instrumentation and equipment required for a variety of special procedures.
Education/Training: High school graduate or equivalent. Successful completion of: • Surgical Technology training program; or • U. S. Military Medical Core Training; or • completion of an equivalent on-the-job training program
Licensure/Certification: National certification as Surgical Technologist eligible and completed within six months of hire date from one of the following: • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (www.nbstsa.org) – renewed every 4 years; or • Tech in Surgery - Certified by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (www.ncctinc.com) – renewed annually. Maintains current BLS/HealthCare Provider certification.
Experience: One year surg tech experience.
Essential Functions • Reviews preference and verifies case cart completely prior to case. • Responsible for the maintenance of an orderly surgical field and for consistently passing instruments and supplies quickly and efficiently to the surgeon. • Able to anticipate and prioritize the needs of the various steps associated with the procedure. • Takes part in sponge, needle and instruments counts as dictated by the procedure. • Responsible for maintaining the surgical specimen in a manner which identifies and preserves them for pathology evaluation. • Assists in ordering and stocking of specialty supplies under the direction of management staff and departmental guidelines. • Transports and delivers items, equipment, and medications (excluding controlled substances and IV chemotherapy drugs) throughout the facility. • May have limited access to areas storing medications. • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards. • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
Other Related Functions: • Participates in Environments of Care Quality Indicators (Q1) activities as assigned. • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues, patient rights and compliance with the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies. • Practices efficient use of supplies. • Maintains a clear, safe and organized unit.
Internal Number: Req32256
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members.