Allina Health

Surgical Support Specialist

St Paul MN
May 06, 2012
May 08, 2012
Social Services
Employment Status
Part Time


Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

United Hospital, located in downtown St. Paul, Minn.,  is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing a full range of health care services to 200,000 inpatients and outpatients each year. With 3,400 employees, more than 1,000 physicians and 546 licensed beds, United Hospital has earned a reputation for excellence in patient care and state-of-the-art facilities, including innovative programs such as the John Nasseff Heart Hospital and John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute.

United Hospital is proud to be recognized as an ANCC Magnet Hospital.

An established, award-winning Electronic Medical Record is utilized.


To give support to the surgical team by providing them with sterile supplies, assembled case carts, clean & sterile instruments.  Back up for transport of surgical patients and cleaning of surgical unit.  Also collects, cleans, packages, sterilizes and distributes patient care sterile trays and medical equipment including urology and code carts for the hospital and outside clinics.  Must take call.



  • High school Diploma or GED required
  • Certification for Sterile Processing and Distribution /Instrument Distribution preferred. 
  • Surgical Technician or equivalent acceptable or have one year experience in sterile processing or instrumentation.


  • Strong computer skills
  • Good physical & manual dexterity in a physically demanding job
  • Ability to read, write, fluently speak, and understand English, including over the phone
  • Good medical terminology & ability to learn a large number of new terms
  • Ability to operate specialized equipment

**The majority of the orientation, if needed, will be on the day shift and must be available full time during orientation.**

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Part Time (32 hours/week)
  • Evening/Night Shift
  • Start Times; 2:30pm, 10:30pm
  • Takes weekend Call
  • The majority of the orientation will be on the day shift.  Must be available full time during orientation.
  • L113 Contract


Location/Community Information

With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater (home to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"), the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors.

  • Located in St. Paul
  • Population = 287,000
  • Service Area = 1,600,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information                           School Digger

Explore Minnesota                                    MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine                   Star Tribune

Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Hospitals & Clinics is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA