Catholic Health Initiatives SURGICAL TECH CERTIFIED Surgery FT (1.0) Day/Evening/Night CHI Health St. Francis in GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska

SURGICAL TECH CERTIFIED Surgery FT (1.0) Day/Evening/Night CHI Health St. Francis


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

Job Summary:

Under the direction of a registered nurse, performs a variety of duties in an operating room to assist the surgical team. Plans and implements care for patients with a variety of surgical problems. These patients may range in age from neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric at various developmental levels. Patients are from both traditional and non-traditional family structures with a variety of sociocultural and educational backgrounds.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists surgical team during operative procedure by setting up instrument tables, passing appropriate instruments to surgeons, positioning patients on surgery table and so forth.

  • Checks surgical equipment to assure that it is in proper working condition for safe use during the patients' operative care.

  • Selects and prepares the surgical supplies and equipment for operations in accordance with pre-determined lists and surgeons' established preferences and requests. Sterilizes instruments in autoclave according to established procedures.

  • Prepares the operating room for surgery according to aseptic environment guidelines by checking cleanliness, moving in additional tables and carts and so forth. Sets up the room and sterile tables in adherence to surgeon preferences and departmental guidelines.

  • Changes into operative clothing, scrubs hands and arms, puts on sterile gown and gloves, and assists others in doing the same.

  • Greets patient, talks with patient to calm them, and otherwise assists circulating nurse to prepare the patient for surgery. Positions the patient in prescribed position for type of surgery to be performed.

  • Arranges sterile instrument placement for operation. Counts sponges, needles and instruments with circulator prior to surgery and before incision is closed.

  • Passes instruments, sponges, and sutures to surgeon and surgical assistants.

  • Prepares the operative area of the patient. Drapes sterile field. Maintains an aseptic environment by practicing sterile technique throughout the surgical procedure (e.g., reports contamination of sterile field to surgical team).



  • Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology to learn principles of aseptic technique, preparation of patient, surgical instrumentation.


  • Certification, by means of satisfactory performance on the National Association of Surgical Technologists Certifying Examination is required. Current BLS (CPR for the Healthcare Provider) certification required.


  • Previous Operating Room experience within the last 3 years preferred. Up to six months on the job experience as a surgical technologist in order to perform in accordance with the Hospital's surgical policies and procedures.


  • Interpersonal skills necessary to exchange factual information with physicians, patients, and other hospital personnel; able to allay apprehensions of patients.

  • Analytical skills necessary to gather and interpret data relevant to noncomplex patient care problems.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail required up to 50% of work time when performing patient care and surgical tasks.

Consistently adheres to and demonstrates our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence .

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB

Job Patient Care Support


Daily Schedule Day/Evening/Night

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2016-R0085801