First Assist Cardiovascular OR

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  • Lutheran Hospital of Indiana Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

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  • Full Time

Job Description

CST/Surgical Technologist First Assist - Full Time position in the Cardiovascular Operating Room at Lutheran Health Network - Lutheran Hospital

NBSTA Certification Required

Minimum 1 year of CST experience - Heart and vascular surgery experience preferred

  • Sign on bonus up to $35,000!
  • Full Time - 40 hours per week; Hours 11:00am-7:30pm 
  • Call, and holiday rotation required. Call response time: 30 minutes 
  • Earn up to $10,000 in student loan repayment! 
  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, vision, dental, and matching 401k - Benefit coverage for you, your spouse, or your entire family.

About this unit: 

Lutheran Hospital brings together clinical and surgical specialists to care for patients requiring cardiac or vascular surgery. A Surgical Technologist on this unit can expect to join a high caliber team delivering a range of complex and challenging surgical care, including: 

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair; Arrhythmias; Blood vessel repair; Congenital repair; Coronary artery bypass; Endovascular repair for abdominal aneurysm and thoracic aneurysm; Esophageal and tracheal surgery; Heart defect repair; Heart valve repair and replacement; Hyperhidrosis; Lung surgery; Mechanical device implantation; Peripheral vascular treatment or intervention; Thoracic surgery; Transmyocardial laser revascularization; Tumor removal; Varicose vein treatment; Ventricular assist device implantation 

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Supervisor in the area of responsibility and clinical leadership of a registered nurse, prepares the surgical suite and patient for surgery and assists the team during the procedure.


  • Certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology if graduation occurred on or after July 1, 2009 or evidence of actively practicing surgical technology in a healthcare facility prior to July 1, 2009.

  • For graduates after July 1, 2009, certification exams must be attempted within three (3) months of employment.  Surgical Technician will have up to six (6) months after hire to successfully pass certification exam or must have achieved certification within 12 months of graduation or forfeit employment.  Certification is not required to be maintained after initial attainment.

  • 15 continuing education hours related to the practice of surgical technology must be maintained annually to continue employment.  This is tracked within the department by management from documentation provided by the surg tech associate

  • BCLS at time of hire or within 30 days of hire and must maintain


  • A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED)
  • Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program or completed a surgical technology program provided by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard or the commissioned corps of the United States Public Health Service.  Must provide evidence of 15 continuing education hours related to the practice of surgical technology annually to continue employment


  • Minimum 1 year Surgical Technician experience required - CV experience preferred 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Reach out to: kelsey_frank@chs.net

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