Surgical Technologist - OR - 40 hrs/wk
Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:Saint Joseph
Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services
providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS
represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff,
and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent
Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.Employees of St.
Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy...oCompetitive compensationoFull
benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life
Insurance and DisabilityoRetirement savings plan with employer
contributionoOpportunity for growth and advancement throughout
SJMHS and Trinity HealthVisit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn
more about the benefits, culture and career development
opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health
System.GENERAL SUMMARYSurgical Technologists are responsible for
providing direct and indirect patient care in the field of
Operating Room technology to Neonates, Child and Adolescents and
Adults and Geriatrics.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the
division of nursing and Department of Surgical Services.
- Scrubs for surgical cases according to established sterile
procedures and changes into operative clothing, dons sterile gowns
and gloves, and assists the surgical team with the same.
- Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile
set up of instrument table with drapes, instruments and sutures
required for procedure according to surgeon preference, and
maintains sterile field throughout the case.
- Passes instruments, sponges, sutures, and other sterile
supplies and equipment to surgeons and assists during procedures,
holds retraction devices, anticipates and responds to surgeon needs
during course of surgery.
- Assists RN with circulating duties such as opening supplies,
assisting with positioning, obtaining equipment and supplies,
bagging sponges, and preparing the operative site.
- Passes surgical specimens to the circulating nurse with proper
verbal identification of source of specimen, as verified by the
- Counts sponges, needles, and instruments used during surgery;
at the beginning of the case, before closing, final counts and when
relieved at the end of the shift prior to end of case. Assists with
dressing of operative site following closing.
- Operates and cares for surgical equipment, instruments and
supplies per department policy and or manufacturer
- Demonstrates current knowledge regarding development in
surgical equipment and trends and techniques through appropriate
in-service programs.REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND
- Required Education: Graduate of an Associate Degree Program for
Surgical Technology or Certification Program for Surgical
- Previous job training for surgical tech position will be
acceptable with a Certification of Surgical Technology. The
certification must have been maintained since receiving it.
- Preferred Certification: Surgical Technology certification
should be completed within 12 months of hire.Our Commitment to
Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000
colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25
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 solutions.Our 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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