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HCSS Surgical Technologist II

Company: UTMB Health
Location: Galveston
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:


To provide advanced level technical assistance to the surgical team before, during, and following surgery. Expertly assists in surgical operations under the supervision of the surgeons and registered nurses to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that the equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.


  • Checks supplies and equipment for the surgical procedure.
  • Sets sterile table appropriate instruments, supplies, sterile drapes, and solutions
    including medications needed on the sterile field.
    • Scrubs in prescribed manner and dons sterile gown and gloves
    • Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants
    • Performs sponge, needle, and instrument counts
    • Assists in positioning, skin preparation and draping of patient
    • Passes instruments required during surgery to the surgeon
    • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure
    • Assists with postoperative dressings
    • Cleans and prepares surgical instruments for terminal sterilization
    • Assumes accountability in maintaining tray inventory after each surgical case
    • Assists as circulator or scrub person in all specialties
    • Collaborates with the service coordinator in submitting purchase order requests for specialty supplies
    • Manages and monitors specialty supplies
    • Assists in training students and new employees
    • Helps transfer patients to and from the operating table to the stretcher
    • Assists in preparing the Surgical Operating Suite for the next operation
    • Follows processes that promote Surgical Operating Suite efficiency such as First Case Starts and Case Turnover times
    • Supports new programs and provides updates to the surgeon preference cards
    • Able to scrub in multiple surgical services efficiently
    • Participates actively in team building and retention of staff within designated surgical
      • Adheres to internal controls established for department
      • Performs related duties as required.

        Requires the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


        • High School diploma or equivalent.
        • Completion of a Surgical Technologist Program or an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the Armed Services of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service.
        • Current certification as a surgical technologist
        • Five years of hospital or surgical center experience
        • Current BLS certification obtained through American Heart Association


          Standard operating room equipment and surgical instruments.


          Standard surgical operating suite environment.

          OTHER: Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.

          Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require the prior approval of the Administrative Director of Human Resources.

Keywords: UTMB Health, Galveston , HCSS Surgical Technologist II, Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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