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ST - Surgical Tech - OR/Same Day Surgery - Waseca

Mayo Clinic
Waseca, MN 56093
Position description
Prepares sterile table for each procedure assuring required instruments are available to the physicians including suture, blades, cautery, suction, implants, medication, and solutions. Checks the indicators on the packages or on flashed instruments as every patient is entitled to the same application of aseptic techniques. Sterile field is open as close to time of surgery as possible, is not left unattended and is not covered. Completes the surgical count concurrently and aloud with the circulating nurse prior to the patient entering the surgical suite, prior to closure of a cavity, prior to skin closure, and at the time of permanent relief. Begins surgical count at the surgical site and progresses to the Mayo tray and back table, then off the sterile field. Sharps are maintained on a needle mat (or other device designed for this purpose) on the sterile field. Labels medications and solutions on sterile field with correct drug name and dosage to prevent drug error. Ensures that instruments are cleaned periodically during the procedure; rinsed, wiped and irrigated with water. Assists with terminal cleanup of instruments to prevent infection of O.R. staff and other patients. Ensure that instruments are contained and covered in preparation for transport to decontamination area. Assists in cleaning O.R. room in preparation for next surgical procedure. Assists in draping the surgical field to ensure correct exposure of operative site with respect to each patient`s rights to privacy, dignity, safety and comfort. Correctly drapes the surgical area involved. Applies sterile technique to prevent contamination gown, gloves, and drapes. Drapes microscope and other related equipment. Provides a quiet environment for the surgical patient. Talks in a quiet manner with circulating nurse prior to induction of anesthesia or throughout the surgical procedure if patient is awake. Handles supplies and equipment quietly such as basin sets to prevent excessive noise. Assists the surgeon when she/he does not have an assistant. Holds retractor as directed by surgeon. Handles suction and/or sponge when needed. Handles special equipment to assist surgeon. Correctly identifies items on back table. Properly identifies surgical specimen to insure correct diagnosis for the patient for correct post-op treatment and follow up. Applies basic and current knowledge of surgical instruments for a proficient performance of assigned functions. Demonstrates knowledge of all surgical instrument names. Demonstrates knowledge of how all surgical instruments work. Demonstrates knowledge of surgeon preference to prevent frustration of surgeon. Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedure. Passes instruments, etc. to surgeon during procedure.
Experience: Operating Room Technologist experience preferred.

Education: Graduate from an accredited Surgical Technician Program required. Operating Room Technologist certification or eligibility for certification required at the time of hire. Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) required within 6 months of hire.

Additional qualifications
Special Skills: Requires the ability to follow oral and written instructions. Basic computer knowledge and skills required.
License or certification
Licensure & Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) required within 6 months of hire (grandfathered prior to 10/15/2014).
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $21.66 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Part Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
8 hour shifts, Monday through Friday; varying start times from 6:00 am to 9:00 am.

No on-call hours.

Orientation will be at full time hours.
Weekend schedule
No weekends or holidays.
Site description
Waseca is known for their comfortable and friendly atmosphere. It offers a wide range of outdoor recreation activities that can keep everyone moving and enjoying the outdoors. Waseca public schools offer an excellent early childhood, kindergarten, elementary, and secondary experience.
Nursing, Other Patient Care, Surgical Services
Career profile
Surgical Services
Job posting number
Cassie Schlaak
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).


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