Surgical Technologist - Full Time
Company: Trinity Health
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Prepares for scheduled operations and arranges sterile set up of
instrument table according to established procedures. Assists
surgeons by passing instruments and supplies, holding retractors
and anticipating surgeons' needs during course of surgery. Cleans
operating room and stores equipment and supplies.JOB DUTIES
1.Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values,
and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these
2.Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to
patient health, safety and medical information.
3.Scrubs for cases according to established sterile procedures and
changes into operative clothing; dons sterile gown and gloves and
assists surgeons with same.
4.Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile
set up of instrument table with linens, instruments and sutures
required for specific procedures according to surgeons' preference.
Assists nurse with counting of sponges.
5.Assists surgeons with draping and positioning patient.
6.Passes instruments, sponges, sutures and other sterile supplies
and equipment to surgeons and assistants during procedures, holds
retraction devices and acts to anticipate and respond to surgeons'
needs during course of surgery.
7.Receives surgical specimens, places same in preservative
solutions, and notifies circulating nurse of source of
8.Counts sponges, needles and instruments used during surgery
before closing, and assists with sterile dressing of operative site
9.Cleans operating room according to established procedures
following each case by removing drapes, replacing hamper and trash
bags, disposing of used supplies, cleaning and returning equipment
to appropriate storage areas, and so forth.
10.Washes delicate instruments requiring special handling and wraps
instruments in preparation for gas or steam steri-lizing.
11.Performs related clerical and service duties such as answering
telephones, relaying messages, booking cases, trans-porting
patients to and from surgery, requisitioning supplies, and so
12.Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as
directed.JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
Education: High School graduate with formal training as a surgery
tech. Associates in allied health surgical technology
Licensure: Surgical Technologist certification preferred. CPR
certification on hire or able to obtain within 60 days.
Experience: 2 years in operating room as a surgical
Other Job Requirements:
Knowledge of operating room procedures.
Knowledge of patient safety procedures.
Skilled in effective participation on surgical team.
Skilled in safety and infection control procedures.
Skilled in equipment maintenance.
Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work
are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational
needs.Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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