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Surgical Technologist

Allina Health

Allina Health

Operations
St. Louis, MO, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

October 27, 2023

Department:

34005810 Operating Room

Shift:

Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

Hours Per Week:

40

Union Contract:

ADIT-2-United Residual Workers

Weekend Rotation:

Occasional

Job Summary:

Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you value putting patients first, consider a career at Allina Health. Our mission is to provide exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. This includes you and your loved ones. We are committed to providing whole person care, investing in your well-being, and enriching your career.

Key Position Details:

Mix of 8 and 12 hour shifts

Job Description:

Participates in providing care to patients undergoing surgical intervention, including identifying, assembling and facilitating use of surgical instruments, equipment and supplies to assist the surgical team. Tasks are supervised by Registered Nurse and delegated by the surgeon. May also perform in the sterile processing function as needed. Will eventually be required to take call after orientation.
Principle Responsibilities
  • Participates as a surgical team member • Prepares the OR and sets up for procedures.○ • Identifies supplies, instruments and equipment needed. • Maintains safe environment for patient and other staff, using electrical equipment and instruments correctly. • Follows aseptic technique standards of practice. • Complies with regulatory requirements for point of use care of instruments. • Handles medications and specimens following policies/procedures.

  • Assists the physician in the scrub role during surgical procedures • Maintains a sterile field. • Anticipates needs for instruments, equipment and other supplies. • Performs sponge, sharps and other counts accurately. • Accounts for all instruments and items on the field. • Communicates to physician and circulator when needs arise during the surgical intervention.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Associate's or Vocational degree graduate of accredited Surgical Technology program

Preferred Qualifications
  • 1+ year of Surgical Technologist experience

Licenses/Certifications

  • Must meet at least ONE of the requirements below: ◦ Certified Surgical Technologist from The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting within 1 year of hire ◦ Tech in Surgery TS-C (NCCT) Certification within 1 year of hire
  • Must meet at least ONE of the requirements below: ◦ Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association ◦ Current BLS certification from the American Red Cross ◦ Allina in-house BLS training (within 30 days of hire)


Physical Demands
Medium Work:
Lifting weight Up to 50 lbs. occasionally, Up to 25 lbs. frequently