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Certified Surgical Technologist

Company: KURZ Solutions
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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About the Facility - Minneapolis VAMC

This facility provides the health care needs of Veterans in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Our main campus provides primary care and specialty health services, including surgery, psychiatry, neurology, cancer treatment (oncology), dentistry, and more. The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, geriatrics, and extended care.

Facility Address: One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417

RESPONSIBILITIES (listed are included but not limited to)

  • Assist in training and provides guidance to residence, medical, nursing, and surgical technology students in the operating room. Assist staff in surgical techniques and operating room procedures in include scrub person role during surgical procedures.
  • Provides emotional support to patients in a variety of stage and adult development.
  • Delivers care to patients in a respectful, non-judgmental manner.
  • Maintains patient privacy/confidentiality.
  • Informs surgeons and staff about specialty surgical preferences.
  • Provides patients and staff with consistent information according to established policies and procedures.
  • Supports the healthcare team through the reinforcement of patient education.
  • Remains current on updates in surgical technology through continuing education courses.
  • Assists in surgical team members in quality improvement activities.
  • Assists in the team members with care of the patient, i.e., positioning, prepping, and obtaining supplies.
  • Plans and discusses each procedure with surgical professionals and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to the surgical procedure.
  • Handles instruments, supplies and equipment during surgical procedures such as open heart, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, etc. ranging from simple to complex.
  • Observes and responds promptly to each stage of the surgical procedure and anticipates the needs of the surgeon by maintaining a high level of concentration for extended periods of time.
  • Prepares prosthesis and surgical devices during procedures.
  • Sets up sterile field with all required items for each procedure such as air-powered equipment, fiber optic equipment, laparoscopic equipment, microscopes, lasers, arthroscopy equipment, urological equipment, recording devices, and other operating room supplies and equipment.
  • Utilizes universal precautions and follows infection control policies and procedures when handling specimens, supplies and equipment.
  • Performs sponge, needle, and instrument counts prior to the surgical incision before the closure of all cavities and at the termination of the operation.
  • Accountable for all instruments, needles, sharps, and equipment utilized during the surgical procedure.
  • Maintaining the sterile field throughout the surgical procedure.
  • Assures that all instruments, supplies, and equipment are ready for the surgical procedure.
  • Maintains delivery or care to patients in a variety of stages of adult development.
  • Recognize and respond to a variety of critical situations, including emergency and life-threatening conditions.
  • Provides patient information to the RN/Anesthesia team for inclusion in the patient's plan of care.
  • Handles all specimens appropriately.
  • Performs non-technical maintenance on equipment to ensure proper operating prior to usage.
  • Maintains surgical work area such as routinely cleaning area and removing outdated or expired items.
  • Identifies potentially hazardous situations and removes hazardous equipment from the work area.


    • Must possess a graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program and surgical technologist certification.
    • Shall be certified as a Certified Operating Room Technician or Surgical Technologist by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCTINC).
    • Must have 5+ years of Surgical Technologist/Technician and/or Registered Nurse (with Surgical Technologist/Technician) experience.
    • Experience with instrumentation in the operating room.
    • Strong understanding of surgical technology and surgical procedure.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology.
    • Passionate about patient care.

      KurzSolutions is committed to improving health outcomes by providing well-managed companies with the top healthcare talent in the market.


Keywords: KURZ Solutions, Minneapolis , Certified Surgical Technologist, Healthcare , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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