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“Hello, what seems to be the problem?” That’s how many visits begin in the doctor’s office, emergency room, or other healthcare setting, but what happens when the patient begins to talk about the problem? Sometimes, the patient’s fear is paralyzing; in other cases, the patient may give a partial list of symptoms or be very… Read more »

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In healthcare, there’s no such thing as a typical workday. One shift may be a little chaotic, while another may be full of unexpected problems or even emergencies. No one knows exactly what may happen from one minute to the next. What’s the best way to survive – and even succeed – in that type… Read more »

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Allied healthcare professionals are critical to patient care, with the majority of CSTs and sterile techs employed in medical and surgical hospitals—but this isn’t the only clinical setting where their skills are in demand. That begs the question – what other jobs can a surgical tech do? The answer for where surgical techs can work includes… Read more »

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Surgical technology careers are plentiful in states like California, where CSTs stand to make the highest annual incomes for surgical techs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An allied healthcare career in the OR of any hospital is a coveted role for aspiring medical professionals. If you are thinking of switching careers and joining… Read more »

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The career path of an operating room technician (ORT) or certified surgical technologist (CST) depends on where you are in life when you begin it! Perhaps you are on a wait list to get into nursing school, beginning a surgical tech program or working in sterile tech processing with aspirations of more challenging work and… Read more »

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There are so many opportunities for healthcare professionals in California, it’s no wonder this West Coast mecca is nicknamed “The Golden State.” If you think healthcare recruiters have their work cut out for them, you just might be right. California has the biggest nursing shortage in the nation, and requires many kinds of skilled medical… Read more »

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No doubt about it – safety is a top priority for healthcare professionals in every area they inhabit, from patients’ hospital rooms, to surgical suites, supply rooms and decontamination areas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may be the best resource for hospital staff when it comes to identifying potential hazards and solutions. Here… Read more »

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Securing a job as a central sterile processing technician (CSPT) or certified registered central service technician (CRCST) hinges on a strong sterile processing tech resume. The applicant needs to show integrity and excellence on the career path. Here are five tips sterile techs can use to win over their potential healthcare employers. #1: Compelling Sterile… Read more »

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Healthcare professionals score the jobs they want by showing potential employers that they are competent, reliable and approach the responsibilities in their healthcare careers with preparedness and confidence. When you align talents with an experienced staffing agency, your recruiter helps ensure that you follow these suggestions to the letter. Interview Tip #1: Learn everything you… Read more »

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When certified surgical technicians (CST) carefully assess their geography, work experience, education and training, it helps them determine their earning potential! Surgical technologists working through a healthcare staffing agency may rest assured that recruiters are there to help candidates negotiate a fair salary; however, it still pays for CSTs to know what they’re worth. Begin… Read more »