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.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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
- Scrubs, gowns, and gloves self and members of the surgical
- 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
- Handles surgical specimens appropriately and safely. Passes
instruments, retractors and suture etc., to surgeon during
- 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
- 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
- Cleans and prepares instruments for transport to SPD or
- Assists other members of team with room turnover and
- Maintains safe environment for the surgical patient and safe
- 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
- Knowledge of health care systems including professional
accountability with continuing education and renewal of
- Follows scheduling guidelines and demonstrates flexibility in
order to meet unit and patient needs.
- Other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
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.)
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
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