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Surgical Technologist - CVOR

Prisma Health Columbia Full-Time
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Job Details

BLS for Healthcare Providers required

$5,000 sign-on bonus available for qualified candidates!

(excludes internal transfers) 

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for providing technical support in the care and preparation of patients undergoing a Cardiovascular or Thoracic surgical procedures. Works under the direct supervision of the Surgeon. Functions as an important member of the surgical team in the operating room and at times solo scrubs all levels of CVOR and trauma cases. 

All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose Statement – Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference – through every action and every interaction at work. 


Provides technical assistance to surgical staff in the preparation of patients for surgery and in the preparation of CVOR equipment, instruments and supplies.

Assists surgeon at the sterile field with routine and specialty surgical procedures.

Utilizes data from surgical preference cards for the surgical procedure and surgeon.

Maintains sterile field during surgical procedures.  Adheres to accepted standards for provision of safe patient care in the surgical environment.

Demonstrates understanding of age-related characteristics and needs of patients served.

Demonstrates respect for patient rights and acts as a patient advocate.

Communicates with the surgical team to assist with coordination and provision of surgical patient care.

Assists in orientation of new personnel.

Complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; reports unsafe working conditions.

Cross trains/scrubs to other environments such as the Cath Lab, EP lab, CVICU, and trauma room for emergent and scheduled cases.

Responsible for maintaining inventory control, SurgeonsÆ preferences, and instrumentation needs.


Education: Successful completion of an accredited educational program for surgical technologists or appropriate surgical technologist training in the U.S. Armed Forces

License, Registry, or Certification Required: Must have Surgical Technologist certification, and must also annually complete 15 hours of continuing education to remain qualified for employment as a Surgical Technologist. Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through theURL blocked - click to apply; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through theURL blocked - click to apply. Certification must include an in-person skills session.)

Special Training: Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to provide technical assistance with surgical procedures; other training as required by department.  Must be able to troubleshoot and recognize life threatening events. Must be able to take 12-15 days of call per month, including every third weekend. "Call" includes arriving within 30 minutes of being called in. Understands "Call" includes being available 24 hours. Prepares setup and scrubs new technology procedures such as (TVAR) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, (LVAD) Left Ventricular Assist Device, Impella Implantation, Ablation Devices, Transmyocardial Laser, Cardio Assist Devices and Endovascular cases. Must have an understanding of the Heart Lung Machine and its function with the cardiovascular system in regard to cannulation of the patient.




Skills required

Basic Life Support
Emergency Departments
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
Basic Cardiac Life Support
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Prisma Health is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region. Whether we’re providing emergency care, welcoming a baby into the world or mending a heart, our promise to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

When you’re here, you’ll remember how a simple touch eased your pain or how a nurse’s warm smile put your family at ease. Every time you visit Prisma Health - in the hospital, at a physician’s office or for screening or diagnostic services - you’ll receive care to be remembered.

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