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Certified Surgical Tech II - Evenings (4X10s) w/ Weekend Rotation

at HCA Physician Services Group

Posted: 3/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00196-64489
Keywords: physician, surgical

Job Description

St. David's South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area's only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.



The Surgery Tech II assists in the care and preparation of the surgical patient according to Hospital standards and policies. Performs scrub duties in all types of surgical interventions. Assists surgeons. Cares for and cleans Operating Room equipment, suites and instruments and maintains a sterile environment. Performs all required documentation. Performs duties in sterile processing. 


  • Prepares instruments and supplies for each surgical case.  Follows surgeon's preference cards in settingup specific instruments, supplies and equipment required.
  • Follows the step-by-step process of specific surgical procedures.  Proficiently and effectively demonstrates theability to use all required instrumentation.
  • Identifies physician preferences in a surgical practice orspecialty.  Efficiently and safely passesinstruments and holds retractors.
  • Notes changes in individual surgeons preferences and updates preferencecards.
  • Gowns and gloves self and surgery team members according to Hospitalpolicy and dispose of gown and glove appropriately.
  • Initiates and maintains a sterile field throughout surgicalprocedures.  Opens supplies aseptically.
  • Identifies breaks in aseptic technique. Reports any break in sterility to the Circulating Nurse.
  • Appropriately handles all specimens (bone grafts, cultures, biopsies, fluids,etc.).  Assists in the collection,transfers to other Circulating Nurse maintaining sterility.
  • Assists the Circulating Nurse in maintaining correct needle, sponge andinstrument count (as appropriate) for each surgical procedure.  Organizes surgical items in order of need andin a safe manner.
  • Adheres to universal precautions in all procedures.
  • Knows the location of supplies and acts as a resource person to otherstaff members.
  • Maintains a safe environment for the surgical patient by checking thecondition and operations of equipment before the procedure.
  • Assists in O.R. sanitation after each case. Assists with turnover andpreparation of all Operating Rooms
  • Assists others when not assigned by pulling cases, giving breaks andstocking supplies.
  • Scrubs in cystoscopy procedure in the O.R. Lithotripsy Department.
  • Scrubs in C-section in Labor & Delivery when assigned.
  • Handles delicate instruments and maintains video equipment and scopesbefore, during and after all procedures to prevent damage.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge and skill in central sterile anddecontamination procedures daily.
  • Obtains supplies from Material Management Department and outsidesuppliers when necessary via Meditech system.
  • Demonstrates appropriate communication skills with physicians, staffand others and maintains professionalism.
  • Demonstrates proper technique and documentation of sterilizationprocess and is responsible for checking indicators and reporting anydiscrepancies.  Labels all steris/flashautoclave loads with appropriate sticker for each patient use.
  • Serves as a preceptor for new staff and students.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in staffing schedule when necessary orrequired by the Unit Supervisor or Director of Surgery.
  • Assumes responsibility for attending informal educational andin-service programs to enhance skills and knowledge, requesting and acceptingsupervision in performing new skills of practice and documentation, andattending and participating in pertinent or mandatory unit meetings andinservices.
  • Maintains working knowledge of hospital codes.
  • Reads and interprets documents such as safety rules, operating andmaintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Writes reports and correspondence. Speakseffectively before small groups of customers and staff members.
  • Organizes time efficiently to provide direct patient care as assignedby the Unit Supervisor, Charge Nurse, or RN.
  • Follows appropriate chain of command to report pertinent-relatedproblems or unusual situations.
  • Observes and preserves patient's rights to human dignity, and providesemotional support (as appropriate) to patients and their families.
  • Promotes cost awareness and actively participates in expense reductionamong staff and physicians.
  • Maintains flexibility in varying circumstances and remains open to newdirectives and ideas of the Department.
  • May handle sealed procedure kits which may contain small amounts ofmedication.
  • Demonstrate understanding of HCA's and “Patients First” safetyinitiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.



  • Graduation from an accredited high school, or GED certificate; 
  • Completion of accredited Surgical Technologist Program and qualifications for certification, or evidence of surgical technician skills and experience or a minimum of six (6) years of recent experience as a surgical technician with verification of competency in four of five surgical specialties (General, GYN, Neurosurgery, CV and Ortho) or any medical school graduate. 


  • Three years of Operating Room (OR) scrub experience. 
  • Effective verbal, written, and face to face communication skills. 


  • Surgical Tech Certification from an Accredited program such as NBSTSA or CAAHEP or ABHES surgical technology program OR eligible to take Certification 180 days post hire. (Employees hired prior to 9/01/09 will be considered “grandfathered” and will not be required to present certification).
  • OR Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association