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Tenet Healthcare SURGICAL TECH, FULL TIME,ROTATING- ST. JOSEPH'S in Tucson, Arizona


Assists the surgical team to provide patient care for assigned patients under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of physical and technical requirements of surgical intervention: complex procedures, serves as resource person regarding instrumentation. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Ability to scrub more than three specialties proficiently. Willingness to assist circulator and takes initiative to ensure availability of necessary equipment. Responsible for maintaining effective communication skills. Participates in monitoring and maintaining resources in specific department. Understands and contributes to the vision/mission and goals of the department. Works in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored. Handles and labels medications on the sterile field under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.


Assist the surgical team before, during, and after surgery. Participate in “time-out” and follows Universal Protocol Policy.

Place equipment and supplies in the operating room and arranges instruments according to preference cards.

Hand instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors, cuts sutures, and performs other technical tasks as directed by surgeon during operation.

Identify problems/concerns on the nursing unit and assists in developing resolutions in a positive, constructive manner.

Make a positive contribution to the morale of the unit/section/department. Participate in performance improvement teams/activities.

Demonstrate ability to provide appropriate care to patients of all ages.

Anticipate supplies and equipment needed by utilizing surgeon’s preference card.

Understand and demonstrate principles of asepsis. Use sterile technique when opening supplies and throughout procedure.

Review anatomy and physiology involved. Review operation of needed equipment for procedures.

Assist with proper positioning of patient.

Demonstrate Intra-operative knowledge and ability. Keep accurate count of needles, sharps, and instruments according to policy.

Use proper technique for scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping.

Review operation of equipment and supplies as personal needs dictate to remain current in ability to use and operate equipment and supplies.

Avoid unnecessary conversation during procedure.

Organize in preparation for end of case and assists in clean up and turnover of rooms. Dispose of all sharps, biohazardous waste items appropriately. Handle specimens properly.

Demonstrate knowledge of principles and proper use of various sterilization types and document cycles appropriately.

Report equipment malfunctions to manager.

Use time management and flexibility in organizing and prioritizing workload to provide optimal service to the department and the network.

Level 2 – Proficient (in addition to above duties)

Serve as a preceptor/mentor for students and staff, as appropriate.

Act as a resource to promote occupational therapy within Carondelet.

Participate in hospital safety and emergent programs.

Direct the practice of support staff to achieve the patient’s functional goals.

Cooperate with faculty of affiliated schools or health programs to assist in providing an optimum learning environment and experience for students in the department.

Level 3 – Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties)

Participate in performance improvement teams/activities and quality improvement measures within the department.

Give input to department Manager/Director in coordinating ongoing treatment plans and progress.


Required: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)


Required: Current CPR (AHA required)

Preferred: Successful completion of Surgical Technologists course from an accredited facility.


Required: Minimum of two years experience.

Preferred: Knowledge of hospital environment desired. Previous hospital and/or health care related experience preferred.


Required: Must possess effective interpersonal skills, team building, problem solving, and critical thinking, coaching and mentoring.


Required: Principles of asepsis


Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays and/or weekends. Must be able to take call rotation when required. Must be able to perform all duties, including lifting and transferring, using proper body mechanics.


Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians

Organization: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital


Location: AZ-Tucson

Requisition ID: 2005038065