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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - OR Cardio Vascular (Per Diem)

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Per diem CST position shifts and hours may vary

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Job Description:

Join our CV PV team for a rewarding career in the specialties of Cardiac and Vascular. We are a growing team keen to introduce you to our exciting specialty – from Coronary Bypass Graft surgery to valve replacements, heart transplant, open and endo vascular surgeries.

We have a very supportive team with experienced preceptors and strong Educational support.

Provide service and support before, during, and after surgical procedures. Ensures the presence and proper arrangement of surgical equipment and supplies in the operating room to each operation; assists the surgeon during the operation as allowed by professional and legal standards; and assists with cleaning operating room after the operation ensuring proper routing of equipment, and used material. Reports to Manager.


  • Completion of a surgical technologist program.
  • Must be certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or be able to obtain certification within one year of employment.
  • Maintenance of CPR, BLS validation and attendance of annual Validation Day required.
  • Knowledge of various surgical procedures with the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and to recognize the problems encountered by the surgeon.
  • Knowledge of name and function of surgical equipment and instrumentation required.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Strict adherence to policies and regulations regarding maintenance of sterile field required.
  • Knowledge and practice of basic care and patient safety concepts.
  • Application of the principles of asepsis in a manner that provides optimal patient care.
  • Knowledge of OR emergency situations. 
  • Primary role will be as a CST in one of our seven cardiac or vascular operating rooms. High volume OR, averaging 30 open heart cases per week.

This talented OR team covers the specialty areas of Cardiac and Vascular. Expand on your skills –join this established skilled team in this expanding fast paced, high volume, high acuity specialty area. Hybrid endovascular procedures, open vascular cases, and busy Open Heart program, including transplant and Heart failure surgeries. 

  • On-call obligation required for covering week nights and both weekend days and nights after the orientation process.
  • Works as a team member in the operating room alongside the rest of the surgical team to provide patient-centered care to high acuity patients.  
  • After orientation there is a possibility for flexible scheduling, including evening or weekend only schedule for the right candidate

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.



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