Surgery Technologist – Surgery Main OR – PRN

Stormont Vail Health


PRN – as needed, no guaranteed hours, not benefit eligible


Other (United States of America)

Weekly Work Schedule:


Job Information

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

A Brief Overview

The Surgical Technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment before, during, and after the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. There are multiple service lines the surgical technologist will scrub to include cardiovascular, neurosurgery, general surgery, robotics, orthopedics trauma, sports medicine, total joints, plastics, urology, gynecology, ENT, ophthalmology and podiatry.

Education Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree Graduate of a Surgical Technologist Program, 6 months surgical tech experience in lieu of education. Required

Experience Qualifications

  • 6 months Recent surgical technologist experience in the operating room. Graduation from a Surgical Technologist Program may be used in lieu of experience. Required

Skills and Abilities

  • Fosters positive working relationships with all health care customers. (Required proficiency)
  • Demonstrates awareness of self-responsibility for own practice. (Required proficiency)
  • Demonstrates cost effectiveness in use of supplies and equipment. (Required proficiency)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Surgical Technologist – AST Preferred or
  • Certified Surgical Technologist – NBSTSA Preferred

What you will do

  • Checks supplies and equipment needed for the surgical procedure as per preference card. Anticipates problem areas and adjusts instrumentation to individual patient.
  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique and promptly reports any compromise.
  • Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, and equipment prior to patient entry.
  • Mixes and labels all medications under the supervision of the RN Circulator.
  • Performs appropriate counts with the RN Circulator prior to the operation and before the incision is closed.
  • Hands instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors, cuts sutures, and performs tasks as directed by surgeon during the operation. Wound closure is specific to Certified First Assistant (CFA) duties and is referenced to the Certified First Assistant (CFA) job description.
  • Assists team members to place and position patient on O.R. table.
  • Places sterile dressings on patient following surgery.
  • Provides timely, accurate and concise reports on all patients to oncoming personnel.
  • Uses PreKlenz and prepares instruments for transport to decontamination.
  • Fosters positive working relationships with all health care customers.
  • Participates actively in clinical education activities, including orientation of new employees.
  • Helps with inner core duties.
  • Writes name on white boards in the room to identify as inner core help.
  • Re-stocks room supplies.
  • Follows all department and hospital policies and procedures.

Required for All Jobs

  • Complies with all policies, standards, mandatory training and requirements of Stormont Vail Health
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Patient Facing Options

  • Position is Patient Facing

Remote Work Guidelines

  • Workspace is a quiet and distraction-free allowing the ability to comply with all security and privacy standards.
  • Stable access to electricity and a minimum of 25mb upload and internet speed.
  • Dedicate full attention to the job duties and communication with others during working hours.
  • Adhere to break and attendance schedules agreed upon with supervisor.
  • Abide by Stormont Vail’s Remote Worker Policy and will review and acknowledge the Remote Work Agreement annually.

Remote Work Capability

  • On-Site; No Remote


  • No Supervisory Responsibility
  • No Budget Responsibility No Budget Responsibility

Physical Demands

  • Balancing: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Carrying: Frequently 3-5 Hours
  • Climbing (Ladders): Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Climbing (Stairs): Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Crawling: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Crouching: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Driving (Automatic): Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Driving (Standard): Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination: Frequently 3-5 Hours
  • Feeling: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Grasping (Fine Motor): Frequently 3-5 Hours
  • Grasping (Gross Hand): Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Handling: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Hearing: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Kneeling: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Lifting: Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 100 lbs
  • Operate Foot Controls: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Pulling: Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbs
  • Pushing: Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbs
  • Reaching (Forward): Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbs
  • Reaching (Overhead): Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbs
  • Repetitive Motions: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Sitting: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Standing: Frequently 3-5 Hours
  • Stooping: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Talking: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Walking: Occasionally 1-3 Hours

Physical Demand Comments:

May assist with lifting patients.

Working Conditions

  • Burn: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Chemical: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Combative Patients: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Dusts: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Electrical: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Explosive: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Extreme Temperatures: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Infectious Diseases: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Mechanical: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Needle Stick: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Noise/Sounds: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Other Atmospheric Conditions: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Poor Ventilation, Fumes and/or Gases: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Radiant Energy: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Risk of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids: Occasionally 1-3 Hours
  • Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Drugs: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Hazards (other): Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Vibration: Rarely less than 1 hour
  • Wet and/or Humid: Rarely less than 1 hour

Stormont Vail is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to the philosophy and practice of providing equal opportunities for all employees and prospective employees, without regard to the following classifications: race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, uniformed service, disability or genetic information. This applies to all aspects of employment practices including hiring, firing, pay, benefits, promotions, lateral movements, job training, and any other terms or conditions of employment.

Retaliation is prohibited against any person who files a claim of discrimination, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment act based upon the above classifications.

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