Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
The Association of Surgical Technologists
(AST) is seeking a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with a minimum of five
years of experience as a practitioner who may also have experience in education
such as an adjunct instructor for a CAAHEP-accredited program, preceptor, or
Clinical Educator at place of employment. An associate degree or higher is
preferred, but not required. This is an excellent opportunity for a CST
who is looking to advance in a unique direction with her/his surgical
technology career in an entry-level position at AST. Good verbal communication
skills are essential, as well as computer literacy. Excellent personal skills
for communicating with the AST membership, boards, committees, and staff is
The CST will have the opportunity to
assume responsibilities coordinating the approval of continuing education,
assisting with planning AST events, managing the FAST award, building skills
related to authoring and editing documents and publications, interacting with
the membership answering various inquiries particularly regarding CE policies,
and applying new skills in the use of multi-media to develop educational
products. An emphasis of the position will be developing continuing education
products. Other opportunities for growth as the individual advances in their
skills within the position include learning departmental budget development and
representing AST at meetings and conferences of other health organizations. The
position requires travel as well as some work on weekends, for example,
travelling to and working at the AST Surgical Technology Educators Conference.
This is a full-time position requiring the individual to live in Colorado to be
able to work at AST – this is not a work-from-home position. This position
reports to the Director of Continuing Education.
The AST office is located in Littleton,
CO. The applicant must submit a cover letter and resumé. The two
documents are required to be submitted by E-mail. The application deadline date
is October 19, 2020.
E-mail cover letter and resume to:
Kevin Frey, CST, MA, Director of Continuing Education
AST is an equal opportunity employer.
We have increased the amount of free CE for
our members from 3 CEs to 10 CEs. All members will be able to take advantage of
these benefits through December 31, 2020. You can find the 10 free CEs listed
on your AST Member Dashboard or by visiting clicking on the Earn CE Now button. You must be
signed into your account to view the free articles.
AST recognizes the physical, emotional and financial hardships surgical
technologists and surgical assistants are facing during the COVID-19 crisis.
CSTs and CSFAs are performing surgical procedures on potentially infectious
patients, serving on the front lines as PPE specialists, conducting COVID
testing, and being assigned jobs outside their normal duties. Despite the
hardships, maintaining the CST and CSFA credential is important, which is why
AST has partnered with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical
Assisting (NBSTSA) to jointly underwrite the $25 renewal fee for all CSTs and
CSFAs whose certification renewal dates fall between March 15 and December 31,
*CSTs and CSFAs still will need to complete and submit the NBSTSA’s
certification renewal form as well as have earned the CE required for renewal.
Complete your AST CE Reporting Form.
For more information regarding extended certification cycles and for renewal requirements, please visit the NBSTSA website.
we have made some adjustments for our staff to work remotely, we believe that
these measures will allow us to continue providing uninterrupted service for
your membership needs. Although we have taken steps to ensure there is no
disruption for you to get in touch with our staff, we ask for your patience as
we navigate these new parameters together.
direct assistance, you can continue to reach us from 8 am–4:30 pm MT through all
the channels you normally do: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
call us at 800-637-7433 or connect with us via chat on ast.org.
We value your commitment to your patients and your profession, and we look
forward to continuing to serve your membership needs.