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University of Miami Surgical Technician 1 Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami, FL in Miami, Florida

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The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Surgical Technician 1 with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

The Surgical Technician 1 assists the surgical team during operative procedures by arranging and inventorying a sterile set-up for operations and passing items to doctors and nurses. The incumbent also assists in preparing and moving patients and in cleaning the operating room areas


  • Secures and prepares all supplies required for surgical intervention.

  • Ensures the preparation and maintenance of the sterile field in the operating room.

  • Performs instrument counts prior to each procedure.

  • Prepares patient skin for surgical treatment.

  • Positions and re-positions patient during surgery.

  • Helps monitor patient during surgery.

  • Provides supportive care during the pre-operative phase.

  • Performs scrub functions.

  • Collects and labels specimens taken during surgical procedures.

  • Follows all federal, state, and local rules and regulations.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



High school diploma or equivalent

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field (CST Certification)


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University‚Äôs core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

Department Specific Functions

  • Certification as a Surgical Technologist preferred.

  • Dons surgical attire and personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Gathers, checks, and opens supplies and equipment needed for the surgical procedure.

  • Performs the surgical scrub and dons gown and gloves.

  • Sets up the sterile back table and Mayo stand with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for the procedure.

  • Performs initial instrument, sharps and sponge counts with the circulating nurse.

  • Assists the team members in gowning and gloving.

  • Assists with draping the patient and establishing the sterile field.

  • Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure.

  • Secures tubing, cords, and other sterile accessories.

  • Prepares and anticipates additional instrumentation, equipment and supplies for usage during the procedure.

  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and supplies to surgeon during the procedure.

  • Maintains a neat and organized sterile field.

  • Labels medications and solutions on the surgical field according the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG).

  • Measures and passes medications, hemostatic agents and irrigation solutions utilized during the surgical procedure.

  • Holds retractors or instruments as directed by the surgeon.

  • Sponges or suctions the operative site.

  • Cuts suture material as directed by the surgeon.

  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure.

  • Performs additional counts as necessary, during relief, prior to closing, and final, according to the surgical counts policy.

  • Prepares sterile dressings and/or immobilization devices.

  • Prepares and passes off specimen(s) as appropriate.

  • Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization.

  • Returns instruments to the workroom for decontamination and returns unused supplies and instruments to their designated areas.

  • Assists other member of the team with the sanitation/cleaning of the room.

  • Assists in prepping the operating room for the next patient.

  • Prepares the surgical suite, ensuring environmental safety for the patient and personnel.

  • Participates in the stocking of sub sterile rooms and picks up the supplies for cases as needed.

    Additional duties assisting in circulating:

  • Assists in transferring patient to and from the operating room table.

  • Assists with positioning the patient, using appropriate equipment and anatomical principles to avoid patient injury.

  • Completes the patient skin prep prior to draping by the surgical team.

  • Helps transport the patient to the post-anesthesia care unit as needed.

Maintains complete confidentiality of all medical, financial, and employee information, and other sensitive materials.

Adheres to the UHealth and Departmental policies, procedures, and safeguards University assets.

Demonstrates orientation towards service excellence by conducting daily activities, communications, and interactions in a cooperative, positive, and professional manner.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.

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