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The Operating Room is a department within the Perioperative Division consisting of: Pre Admission Testing, Preoperative Services, Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Endoscopy, Cape Outpatient Surgery Center, and Sterile Processing.  Our team provides care to both inpatients and outpatients in the following surgical specialties: general, vascular, thoracic, cardiovascular, orthopedic, gynecology, urology, plastic/reconstructive, otorhinolaryngology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, laser, minimally invasive, bariatric, robotic assisted surgery, TAVR (transcather aortic valve replacement), and organ recovery.  We have 26 OR suites consisting of 3 Open Heart suites, 17 main OR suites, 1 interventional vascular suite, 1 hybrid suite and 4 4th floor OR suites.
At Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, our community-owned regional medical center and leading acute care hospital is named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America's Best Hospitals”, ranking above all other Florida institutions in several specialties. These awards combined with our supportive team environment help to ensure your success!

  • Top 100 Hospitals to Work For
  • Regions only Magnet Hospital
  • Gallup Great Workplace (one of 39 nationwide) 2018
  • One of just five hospitals in nation awarded with HealthGrades’ two top awards – “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” and Patient Safety Excellence Award – six years in a row.
  • 5-star ratings in 23 specialty areas

Responsibilities: Functions in an advanced scrub role for operative procedures either as a CST First Assistant or as a cardiovascular CST. Provides an advanced level of practice utilizing knowledge, expertise, and involvement in professional activities to serve as a resource person for their patient population. Plans and executes complex daily activities including the ability to prioritize, impact the "30-minute" guarantee for inpatients and 25 minutes for outpatients in turnovers (patient out to in). Demonstrates role model professionalism and a working knowledge of advanced technology (i.e. minimally invasive procedures, daVinci) and makes significant contributions in reducing cost per case (i.e. impact preference card accuracy, choice or supplies, suture, etc.) Serves in the role of preceptor for students and new hires.

Requirements:  Require current CST national certification. Must maintain national certification with documented proof of current certification status.  Minimum of three (3) years of cardiovascular experience. Prefer CST First Assistant and demonstrated knowledge of specialty procedures, instrumentation and equipment.  Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing; working knowledge of computers.  ** We are willing to train a CST with a strong thoracic background for this opportunity to join the CVOR team.**

If you’re looking for a CST job in an OR where you’ll find supportive leadership, flexible staffing, excellent surgeons and lots of support staff, look no further than Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse population (mostly adult) in our 28 Operating Rooms (suites).  We perform numerous procedures including 4 rooms specific to CVOR / Thoracic.

Our Location:
Conveniently located to most major Florida cities and attractions, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System offers our team members all the amenities associated with an active “Florida Lifestyle”. Surround yourself with world-class shopping, PGA quality golf courses, award winning theater, hiking trails and some of the nation’s top beaches. We invite you to explore all of the opportunities found right here in Sarasota, FL! Learn more about our career opportunities by visiting our website at or our beautiful community, by visiting our local Chamber of Commerce www.sarasotachamber.comApply online: www.smh.comBecome a fan:


Sarasota, FL
Full Time
Early Career (2+ yrs experience)

Published on 09/07/2020