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Cleveland Clinic Surgical Technologist, 0.8 fte, 7a-3:30p vary start in Akron, Ohio

Bidding Period 03.20.2024- 03.25.2024 Under the direct supervision of the Surgical Team Manager, the Surgical Technologist is responsible to assist surgeons in the scrub capacity and assist with circulating responsibilities as directed by a registered nurse.

  • Assists surgeon in the scrub capacity.

  • Scrubs, gowns, and gloves according to policies and procedures.

  • Sets up table with instruments and supplies according to standard.

  • Assists and anticipates needs of surgeon in instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies.

  • Assists in preparation and draping of patient and operative area.

  • Understands and maintains aseptic technique at all times.

  • Performs appropriate counts of instruments, sponges and needles with circulating registered nurse and reports correctness and discrepancies according to standard.

  • Properly cares for all specimens.

  • Assists in application of dressing and casts.

  • Assembles all instruments and equipment for decontamination according to policies and procedures.

  • Assists in maintenance of equipment for proper function and safety.

  • Assists in routine terminal cleaning and other housekeeping duties as directed.

  • Assists surgical team as circulator under the direction of a registered nurse.

  • Assists in transportation of patients and preoperative preparation.

  • Assists in room inventory and stocking supplies.

  • Assumes call responsibility or makes other arrangements for coverage.

  • Performs lesser skilled duties as necessary and as directed.

  • Attends departmental inservice educational programs and continuing education program.


  • Removes trash from Operating/Delivery rooms, removes debris from floor.

  • Washes out trash cans inside and out, bags linen, moves and washes table, washes all other furniture in room.

  • Wipes all flat surfaces prior to first case of the day and routinely throughout day.

  • Places table back in original position and remakes bed. Spot cleans walls.

  • Mops/machine scrubs floors/cleans and maintains conductive floors between-cases and daily in prescribed manner.

  • Cleans anesthesia equipment and stocks anesthesia supplies after each surgical case and at end of day.

  • Cleans and/or terminally disinfects, sterilizes, tests, replaces and keeps adequate inventory of reusable anesthesia equipment, cardiac monitors and cables, providing electrodes for each case; blood pressure equipment and stethoscopes, blood infusors; and assures peel-pouching and steam sterilization of LMA devices.

  • May be assigned to check outdates.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Managers.

  • Attends annual safety and infection control inservices; keeps CPR current.

  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure.

  • Follows system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code, display of the ID badge and safety.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Successful completion of a Surgical Technology program accredited through CAAHEP or ABHES or completion of military surgical technology program or Licensed Practical Nurse will meet the requirements.

  • Certification as a Surgical Technologist waives the educational requirement for hire. Acceptable certifications for this route are TS-C ( Tech in Surgery - Certified - National Center for Competency Training) or CST (Certified Surgical Technologist - National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting).


  • Certification preferred for candidate from accredited surgical technology programs.

  • Certifications (CST, TS-C) ) or state license as LPN required for candidates who have not completed an accredited Surgical Technology Program.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.

Work Experience:

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full body motion to move and lift patients, manual finger dexterity with good eye-hand coordination; involves extensive standing and walking.

  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

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