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Crozer Keystone Health System Surgical Technologist in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Position Summary:

To function as an integral member of the surgical team by providing patient care as the “scrubbed” team member, under the direction of a licensed professional nurse.


  • Prepares surgical set-up for procedures, conferring with the circulating Registered Nurse to plan for the shift’s caseload in an assigned room.

  • Prepares operative site, draping patient.

  • Handles instruments, sponges, needles, and other implements of surgery during the operative procedure in accordance with procedures and protocols.

  • Maintains aseptic technique throughout the surgical procedure, until the patient leaves the operating room.

  • Anticipates needs of the surgeon and alerts circulating Registered Nurse of same.

  • Assists the Registered Nurse with circulating duties when scrub duties are not needed.

  • Breaks down set-up in room and participates in terminal cleaning of room.

  • Prepares and transports instrument table to workroom.

  • Cares for instruments in accordance with policy, procedure, and manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Observes for and alerts appropriate personnel of need for instrument maintenance.

  • Maintains, in cooperation with other team members, adequate quantities of sterile equipment available for use.

  • Notifies Nurse Manager of the need to reorder special supplies.

  • Works cooperatively with other members of the surgical team.

  • Documents pertinent observations and nursing procedures performed on the appropriate chart forms, in accordance with protocols and procedures.

  • Reports patient problems, patient incidents, or changes in patient status to a Registered Nurse or supervisor.


High school graduate or equivalent

Successful completion of an Operating Room/Surgical Technologist Course; Certified Surgical Technologist.