Surgical Tech I - Full Time - Rotating

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Job ID: 54125
Area of Interest: Allied Health
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: 0645-1900, 0645-1500
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:

Under direct supervision performs delegated patient care functions assisting in surgical procedures and in the preparation of supplies and equipment in an operating room. Fulfillment of job duties requires the employee to have access to medication storage areas and to transport medications to/ from medication storage and delivery areas. 

  1. Assists in the preparation of the operating room and in the selection of surgical instruments and equipment by reviewing the surgeon preference list and conferring with the circulating nurse to gather appropriate equipment.
  2. Under the supervision of the surgeon or RN assists with preoperative preparation of patients, such as skin preparation, draping and positioning patients for procedures in accordance with department procedures and protocols, as needed.
  3. Under the supervision of the surgeon or RN assists in a variety of complicated and routine surgical procedures by handing instruments to the surgeon as requested and/or required, preparing suture material for use, and assisting with gowning and gloving of surgical team in accordance with departmental protocols.
  4. Performs related duties associated with basic patient care, such as, picking-up blood, delivering specimens to clinical laboratories, performing room turnover between cases, escorting patients when assigned and checking emergency carts for needed supplies by nursing staff.  Transports patients and runs errands as directed by the circulating RN or assigned SCN.
  5. Assists in the preparation of supplies for sterilization by washing and wrapping instruments, when appropriate.  
  6. Assesses the environmental needs of the area and recommends and/or initiates appropriate action in coordination with professional staff.
  7. Assists with the orientation of new Surgical Technologists by explaining department policies and procedures.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience

  1. High School diploma or equivalent (GED is required).  
  2. CPR certification is required. 
  3. Successful completion of an approved Surgical Technologist training program is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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