Surgical Technologist - OR - 40 hrs/wk
Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: August 7, 2022
*Employment Type:* Full time *Shift:* Day Shift *Description:*
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
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy---
o Competitive compensation
o Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO,
Life Insurance and Disability
o Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
o Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and
Visit 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 SUMMARY Surgical
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
*REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE*
* *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 Inclusion*
Trinity 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
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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