Description/Purpose of Position
Responsible for performing technical responsibilities relative to assisting cardiothoracic surgeons with the
instrumentation of Open Heart surgery, as well as assisting in the preparation and management of tubings utilized by
the heart-lung (pump) machine.
Education High School Graduate or equivalent. Successful completion of a surgical technologist program
that is accredited by a national accrediting organization or a successor organization or must
have successfully completed a training program for surgical technologist administered by the
US Public Health Service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.
Experience Minimum of two (2) years scrubbing experience in a major operating room, and at least one (1)
year of experience as an Open Heart Scrub Technician.
License/Certification Current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) from National Board of Surgical Technology and
Surgical Assisting or must obtain within 6 months of hire. Current BLS Certification.
Other Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/service
appropriate to the age of the patient.
Note Employees hired into this position prior to 1/1/2018 are exempt from certification requirement.
Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
Basic Cardiac Life Support