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Per Diem Certified Surgical Technician

Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Location: Phillipsburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Surgical Technologists are individuals with specialized education who function as members of the surgical team in the role of scrub person. The scrub surgical technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during 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.


  • Acquires and checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure. Demonstrates proper operation and handling of OR equipment and supplies for surgery.
  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure to prevent post-operative infections.
  • Assists in preparing the surgical suite with OR supplies and equipment appropriate for the procedures. Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for procedure and ensures they are in good working condition.
  • Scrubs, gowns, and gloves self and members of the surgical team.
  • Performs appropriate counts with circulator prior to the operation and before incision is closed.
  • Assists with draping sterile field.
  • Demonstrates ability to anticipate needs of the surgical team.
  • Handles surgical specimens appropriately and safely. Passes instruments, retractors and suture etc., to surgeon during procedure.
  • Assures quality of patient care for the following surgical interventions with instrument problem solving as needed:
  • General, Laparoscopic, and Gynecologic surgery
  • ENT, Dental, Plastic surgery
  • Urology and Endoscopic Urology surgery
  • Trauma / Fracture Orthopedic surgery
  • Assures quality of patient care for more advanced surgical interventions, including:
  • Orthopedic Total Joint surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Thoracic and/or Endoscopic Thoracic surgery
  • Vascular and/or Endoscopic Vascular surgery
  • Microscopic Eye surgery

  • Utilizes Standard Precautions to protect self and team from contamination during surgery.
  • Handles sharps and medications following OR safety policies.
  • Cleans and prepares instruments for transport to SPD or workroom.
  • Assists other members of team with room turnover and cleaning.
  • Maintains safe environment for the surgical patient and safe patient outcomes.
  • Develops and maintains an effective relationship with patients, surgeons, vendors and anesthesia providers and co-workers.
  • Knowledge of ethical care and patient rights. Provides safe environment specific to the age and development of the patient.
  • Knowledge of health care systems including professional accountability with continuing education and renewal of certification.
  • Follows scheduling guidelines and demonstrates flexibility in order to meet unit and patient needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Sit up to 1 hour per day. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; possibly 6 hours at a time. Walk up to 8 - 10 hours per day; up to 2 hours at a time. Continuously required to use manual dexterity for - handling and twisting/turning of instruments. Consistently lift and carry objects up to 10 pounds; frequently lift and carry objects up to 25 pounds; frequently push objects up to 100+ pounds (i.e. camera carts, microscopes, storage carts, etc.). Frequently stoop and bed. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must have the ability to move & respond quickly. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation at both high and low frequencies. Visual acuity as it relates to general, near, far, color, peripheral vision and depth perception necessary. Ability to tolerate visual monotony.


Graduate of an accredited School of Surgical Technology as evidenced by a nationally recognized certification (i.e., Association of Surgical Technology, Inc.)


Minimum of one year of experience preferred, including the ability to participate in Total Joint Replacement surgery. Four to six week orientation to surgical suite by Nurse Manager and qualified staff and on-going in-service programs and on-the-job experiences with individual preceptors will be provided. Customized orientation program for all surgical specialty areas provided. Participates in 15 hours of continuing education annually. Continues to acquire knowledge of new trends, techniques, and equipment for the surgical patient.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Per Diem Certified Surgical Technician, Other , Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania

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