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Saint Joseph Health System, a member of Trinity Health, is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare system in the South Bend, IN/Michiana region comprised of two acute care hospital campuses, a rehabilitation institute, a clinically integrated network of over 85 providers, and a variety of additional community and post-acute resources, with the additional backing of one of the nation's leading faith-based healthcare delivery systems.
The Surgical Technologist (Surg Tech) prepares for scheduled operations and arranges sterile set up of instrument table according to established procedures. They assist surgeons by passing instruments and supplies, holding retractors, and anticipating surgeons' needs during course of surgery. They also clean Operating Rooms (ORs) and store equipment and supplies.
Scrubs for cases according to established sterile procedures and changes into operative clothing; dons sterile gown and gloves and assists surgeons with same.
Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile set up of instrument table with linens, instruments and sutures required for specific procedures according to surgeons' preference. Assists nurse with counting of sponges.
Assists surgeons with draping and positioning patient.
Passes instruments, sponges, sutures and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assistants during procedures, holds retraction devices and acts to anticipate and respond to surgeons' needs during course of surgery.
Receives surgical specimens, places same in preservative solutions, and notifies circulating nurse of source of material. Counts sponges, needles and instruments used during surgery before closing, and assists with sterile dressing of operative site following closing.
Cleans operating room according to established procedures following each case by removing drapes, replacing hamper and trash bags, disposing of used supplies, cleaning and returning equipment to appropriate storage areas, and so forth.
Washes delicate instruments requiring special handling and wraps instruments in preparation for gas or steam sterilizing.
Performs related clerical and service duties such as answering telephones, relaying messages, booking cases, transporting patients to and from surgery, requisitioning supplies, and so forth.
All other duties as assigned
Why Join Saint Joseph?
A mission-driven, values-centric culture that provides opportunities to serve the community
A nationwide network of 133,000 colleagues committed to providing top-notch care
A growing and economically thriving region
Competitive compensation and benefits programs including, but not limited to: shift differentials, insurance coverage (Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Life, and more), Paid Time Off, Retirement Plans (403b and IRA), Flexible Spending Accounts, Tuition Reimbursement/Professional Development Funds, Wellness Incentives, Student Loan Relief, Adoption Assistance, and more!
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.
Education: High School graduate with formal training as a surgery tech. Associate's degree in allied health surgical technology preferred.
Certification: CPR certification required upon hire or able to obtain within 60 days. Experience: Two (2) years in Operating Room (OR) as a Surgical Technologist. Knowledge of operating room and patient safety procedures. Skilled in effective participation on surgical team, equipment maintenance, and safety and infection control procedures.
Shift flexibility as assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is based upon years of applicable experience
Internal Number: 00149040
About Saint Joseph Health System
Saint Joseph Health System, a member of Trinity Health, is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana. Saint Joseph continues a legacy of caring for Michiana started by the Sisters of the Holy Cross and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ more than 150 years ago; a legacy that, to this day, provides compassionate, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures.
The System is comprised of two acute care hospital campuses, a rehabilitation institute, a clinically integrated network of over 85 providers, and a variety of additional community resources. In addition to acute-based hospital care, we are proud to provide a wide range of community-based and post-acute services including: community wellness, physical rehabilitation, home care, physician clinics, outpatient services, independent and assisted senior living, memory care and affordable senior apartments.
At Saint Joseph Health System, our values give us strength. That character guides every decision we make - even when those decisions are complicated, costly or hard. We honor our mission to care for every man, woman and child who needs us by invest...ing in technology, people and capabilities that allow us to set the standard for quality care.
As a proud member of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare delivery systems, Saint Joseph colleagues are members of a care network spanning 22 states and 133,000 colleagues. Simply put, Saint Joseph colleagues have flexibility and choice in their career journey.
Competitive pay and benefits, ample opportunities for development, a mission-driven culture of caring, and living in a beautiful, thriving area of the Midwest make Saint Joseph a truly unique place to grow your career.