Surgical Technologist II
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
This individual fills the role of surgical technologist in the
Operating Room. Surgical Technologist II understands and
demonstrates the knowledge of surgical procedures. Assure all
supplies and equipment are available for the procedure and in
working condition. Confirm and/or assemble sterile instruments for
use correctly. Anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They assist in
keeping accurate account of medications, sharps, instruments, and
sponges. They are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the
(30%)* Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and ability to
problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed.
Verifies items on the physician preference card. Accountable for
supplies so that accurate patient charges are billed.
(30%)* Demonstrates proper use of equipment, assembling of
equipment, disposables as well as cleaning and sterilizing. Assures
all equipment, supplies and instruments are assembled correctly and
in working condition for the surgical procedure.
(30%)* Maintains the sterile environments. Monitors the sterile
field and recognizes breaks in technique.
(10%)* Sets up sterile field with instruments in a timely manner.
Keeps accurate account of all medications, sponges, instruments and
sharps on the sterile fields per policy.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates a positive, courteous and helpful attitude toward
patient, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.
Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary
personnel to meet the needs of each patient.
Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful
Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal
findings to appropriate team members.
Participates in regulatory surveys.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Assists with orientation, ongoing competencies, education, and
Attends and participates in professional association activities and
programs to assure being current on regulations, guidelines, and
professional standards of care.
Remains current on new developments by reading professional
journals, and attending seminars.
Fulfills on-call responsibilities and extra shift coverage as
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
High School Diploma or GED required.
Associate's degree in Surgical Technology preferred.
Knowledge of surgical procedures and standards of practice acquired
through a surgical technology program accredited through Commission
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or
military program. Upon completion may certify for certified
surgical technologist exam or completion of a certified Surgical
Technology program which upon completion of program may receive a
National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification.
Certifications must be valid with National Board of Surgical
Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and National Center for
Competency Testing (NCCT).
CST certification by the Association of Surgical Technologist
completed within two years of hire date and maintained or the date
of signature of job description. Initial certification as a
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is based upon satisfactory
performance on the national certifying examination following
completion of an accredited program in surgical technology.
BLS required within 90 days of hire or transfer to position.
Knowledge of surgical procedures and standards of practice through
6 months to 1 year experience working in the medical center or
Surgical Technologist II independently scrubs basic surgical
If career ladder implemented at medical center, Surgical
Technologist II must complete skills/practice defined for a
Surgical Technologist II.
Operating room competency must be maintained.
Manual dexterity and mechanical skills needed to properly use and
hold surgical instruments.
Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with
individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to
communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable
A surgical tech who graduated from a CAAHEP-accredited surgical
tech program or military surgical tech training program.
Associate in Surgical Technology, certification in surgical
Surgical Tech who graduated with a certificate who holds the
certification Tech in Surgery-Certified TS-C preferred.
MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and
employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.
An employee may be required to participate in further learning
opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex
materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted
device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as
outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially
Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching,
grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these
movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Medium.
Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry
21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or
Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or
the workday) 10 lbs.
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