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Surgical Tech

Location : Cambridge NE 69022
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5 years experience preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Surgery

Job Description :

We have a client in Cambridge, NE who is looking for a Surgical Technologist.


  • Day shift 0630 – 1500

  • Rotational call; days; weekend; rotational holidays

  • 1 Surgical Suite

  • Procedure Suite

  • Specialty Clinic


  • Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. 

  • Ensures operating suite is adequately prepared for procedure.

  • Monitors PAR level of all surgical instruments and supplies. 

  • Responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department following infection prevention and control practices and in accordance with regulations and standards by: CMS, CDC, AAMI, IAHCSMM, SGNA, AORN, and AST.

  • Must be conscientious with regard to procedures and capable of working under pressure and interacting professionally with other departments within the organization.

  • Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities.


Essential Functions:

  • Attention to Detail

  • Prepares room in a timely manner with anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.

  • Demonstrates competence in management of specimens under the direction of the surgeon.

  • Assists in draping of patients for surgical procedures.

  • Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments/procedures.

  • Maintains a safe environment for patient, co-workers and self, per hospital policies and procedures.

  • Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.

  • Sets up, scrubs and prepares for procedures prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by Circulating RN or Surgery Director.

  • Performs services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of Circulating RN.

  • Anticipates and hands instruments and supplies to the surgeon during the procedure.

  • Holds retractors or instruments as directed by the surgeon.

  • Ensures proper operation of sterilizers prior to use per surgery schedule.

  • Conducts sterility assurance testing upon opening the department. Records results in appropriate log book.

  • Inspects steam autoclaves and other sterilization technology for visible signs of malfunction and reports to Surgery Director and Plant Operations.

  • Processes or oversees, all contaminated instruments and supplies returned to the Sterile Processing Department.

  • Applies knowledge of sterilization principles to correctly wrap or package items for sterilization.

  • Performs general cleaning of department surface areas, racks, shelves, storage cabinets and storage area.

  • Knowledgeable regarding handling and care of instruments, tray preparation and special procedure items.

  • Properly loads, operates and cleans sterilizers per manufacturer’s instructions for use.

  • Receives and delivers supplies, monitors and maintains PAR levels.

  • Participates in surgical time-out

  • Assists with documenting charges


  • The main surgery that they do on call is C-Sections

  • Must have strong ortho experience


Types of procedures


  • Inguinal

  • Ventral

  • Umbilical

  • Incisional

Bowel Cases

  • Appendectomy

  • Bowel resection

  • Colostomy


  • C-Section

  • Hysterectomy

  • D & C

  • Tubals


  • Cataracts with IOL

  • YAG surgery


  • Total Joints

  • Arthroscope Knee

  • Arthroscope Shoulders

  • Arthroscope Ankles

  • ORIF


  • Foot/Ankle

  • Bunionectomy

  • Ankle Arthroscopy

  • Achilles Tendon Repair

  • Hammer Toe Repair

  • Limb Amputation

Equipment utilized in the unit/department.

  • Getting autoclave

  • 3M Attest Auto-reader

  • Getting instrumentation washer

  • Steris Unit

  • Stryker Power

  • Stryker Endoscopic System

  • Olympus Endo System

  • Colonoscopy

  • EGD

  • Urological Scopes

  • High Level disinfectant processes

  • Stryker Helmets

  • CoolVest system

  • Cosman Radiofrequency Generator

  • Arthrex Beach Chair

  • Zimmer Tourniquet

  • Medtronic AEX

  • Bair Hugger

  • Skytron Elite 6002 table

  • SCD (Flowtron Universal)

  • ValleyLab Bovie

  • Stryker /Core/CrossFire

  • Neptune

  • Pyxis Unit

  • Computer System MediTech

Floating to other units/department

  • Central Sterile

  • Specialty Clinic

  • Pain Clinic

  • Endo

Cambridge is a beautiful small town in southern Nebraska with historic US Route 6 & 34 passing through the heart of it. Great hunting and fishing areas, top-notch healthcare facilities, senior housing, nursing home and services. Outstanding school system, churches, a lively array of restaurants, stores and excellent recreational facilities, 18-hole golfers paradise - all just hours from Denver, CO and Omaha, NE.

Cambridge, NE, healthcare,surgical tech, laboratory tech, MT, MLT

Required Qualifications :

  • 5 years experience preferred

  • BLS Required

  • Certification in Sterile Processing preferred

  • Certification in Surgical Technology preferred

  • High School graduate or equivalent

  • LPN/ST with 10 years experience preferred

  • Certified Surgical Scrub preferred

  • Licensed Practical Nurse preferred with scrub experience

  • Must have strong ortho experience

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