Surgical Tech (CST)

Northfield, Minnesota
Feb 28, 2017
Mar 30, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Applies principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner that provides optimal patient centered care in the operating room.  Provides systems to ensure quality care and improved patient outcomes utilizing sterilization techniques. 


  • Organize the sterile instruments, supplies and equipment for each surgical procedure as required according to the physician's preference. Conducts proper utilization of equipment.
  • Provides a sterile field for surgical procedures.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques and informing the surgeon/surgical team of infractions.
  • Applies aseptic and surgical techniques as described by AORN standards and facilities a physician's performance of invasive and diagnostic procedures.
  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon, passing instruments and providing sterile items in an efficient manner.
  • Performs counts of sponges, sharps and instruments according to procedure.
  • Follows surgeon direction for retracting, cutting of suture and dressing application.
  • Assists with OR cleaning and restocking.
  • Follow AAMI/AORN recommended practices for decontamination/sterilization of instruments.
  • Cleans, wraps and prepares instruments for sterilization.
  • Scheduling of surgical cases.


  • Graduate of accredited OR Technician program
  • One year of Surgical Tech experience preferred
  • Certification by the Surgical Technologist Association
  • Current BLS or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire, company paid.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology knowledge preferred


  • Start times may vary between 6:00am to 8:00am; typically working a 8 hour shift
  • Rotating call schedule including rotating holiday call

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