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SSM Health Surgical Technician in Saint Louis, Missouri

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MO-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

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Job Highlights:

$ 10K sign in bonus for FT ; PT get $5K sign in bonus

Dayshift – 40 hrs./week FT

Either prior OR experience as a Surgical Tech or graduate of an approved Surgical tech program

Certified BLS – Basic Life Support

**Sign on bonuses are for external qualified candidates. Internal candidates, please check with your recruiter to see what options are available for you.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the provision of patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary for the care of patients and the maintenance of the Operating Room under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Sets up Operating Room with needed items for patient care; gathers supplies, x-rays, instruments, etc., for cases; handles instruments during procedures. Communicates information to the RN regarding patients.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Practices and implements the technical components of patient care under the supervision of a RN.

  • Collaborates with the RN and other healthcare professionals. to implement a plan of care that incorporates physician preferences, nursing assessments and diagnostic data in a manner that is prioritized, timely, and integrated with the plan of care.

  • Prepares equipment, supply and resource needs based on an individualized plan of care. Re-evaluates and modifies resource needs as needed.

  • Communicates accurate and timely information to the Registered Nurse regarding patients in their care.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform all aspects of a variety of surgical procedures. Maintains knowledge and skills to properly operate all surgical equipment and instruments. Utilizes appropriate aseptic technique when handling supplies, instruments, and equipment.

  • Follows laboratory policy and procedure to correctly handle and label all laboratory specimens.

  • Documents quality controls thoroughly and accurately according to unit specific standards.

  • Demonstrates competence in problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building. Serves as a resource to other team members.

  • Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate or equivalent


  • Either prior OR experience or graduation from an approved surgical technician program


  • Constant use of vision to judge distances and spatial relationships and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Constant use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Constant lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Frequent lifting/moving patients.

  • Frequent bending, stooping, reaching and gripping.

  • Frequent use of clear vision at 20 inches or less.

  • Frequent use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing over 50 lbs.

  • Occasional use of clear vision at 20 feet or more.

  • Occasional use of sitting, squatting, twisting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional keyboard use/data entry.

  • Rare kneeling.

Licenses / Certifications:

Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE - Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) within 90 days - American Heart Association (AHA)

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:



4403000100 Surgery

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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