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Cardiovascular Surgical Tech I

Requisition #


Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

S S-Open Heart/Cardio

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 67369
  • The Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) participates as a surgical team member by using the RN assessments
  • They implement the plan and evaluate the surgical procedure needs during the patient’s surgical intervention
  • The ability to plan, scrub, and organize surgical procedure need is demonstrated
  • Preference cards are used and updated to prepare for current and future cases
  • Age appropriate needs are assessed and selections made
  • Preparations for procedure are made in a timely manner
  • All appropriate supplies for procedure are obtained
  • Proper policies and procedures relating to perioperative care of patients are followed
  • Policies and procedures are implemented related to perioperative, prep and intervention as observed by nurse manager and feedback from physician
  • Aseptic technique standards of practice, policies and procedures are followed
  • Maintains and assures correct counts
  • An orderly room environment in accordance with department standardization is maintained
  • Specimens are handled per policy/procedure
  • Safety measures for all patients as well as self and coworkers are implemented including universal precautions
  • Personal protection eyewear is used according to policy & procedure
  • Documentation of incidents is completed
  • Defective equipment is reported/returned
  • Appropriate product information is saved and reported according to the Safe Medical device Act
  • Handles medications for surgical/procedure set up, stocking and transport to secure locations
  • Labels all solutions according to policy
  • Competencies of required skills and knowledge are maintained
  • Specialty assignments in accordance with unit objectives are carried out
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a healthy work environment
  • Demonstrate awareness of information relating to health and safety at work and perform safely at all time
  • Promote and embrace diversity in the workplace
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and adheres to compliance regulations


  • High school graduate
  • Completion of Surgical Technologist Program



  • New graduates will be considered, pending successful CST certification


  • Strong clinical knowledge base in related area

  • The ability to establish effective relationships with health care team members, managers and leaders

  • Skillful in teaching others


  • Current CST certification (CST only)

  • CPR certification

Work Schedule

This is an 8 hour D/E rotating shift position with evening, night, weekend and holiday call as assigned per departmental need.

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Requisition #

Surgical Services-Tech&Support