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Surgical Technologist

Cleveland Clinic
Akron, OH 44308

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Surgical Team Manager, the Surgical Technologist is responsible to assist surgeons in the scrub capacity and assist with circulating responsibilities as directed by a registered nurse.


  • Assists surgeon in the scrub capacity.
  • Scrubs, gowns, and gloves according to policies and procedures.
  • Sets up table with instruments and supplies according to standard.
  • Assists and anticipates needs of surgeon in instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies.
  • Assists in preparation and draping of patient and operative area.
  • Understands and maintains aseptic technique at all times.
  • Performs appropriate counts of instruments, sponges and needles with circulating registered nurse and reports correctness and discrepancies according to standard.
  • Properly cares for all specimens.
  • Assists in application of dressing and casts.
  • Assembles all instruments and equipment for decontamination according to policies and procedures.
  • Assists in maintenance of equipment for proper function and safety.
  • Assists in routine terminal cleaning and other housekeeping duties as directed.
  • Assists surgical team as circulator under the direction of a registered nurse.
  • Assists in transportation of patients and preoperative preparation.
  • Assists in room inventory and stocking supplies.
  • Assumes call responsibility or makes other arrangements for coverage.
  • Performs lesser skilled duties as necessary and as directed.
  • Attends departmental inservice educational programs and continuing education program.
  • Removes trash from Operating/Delivery rooms, removes debris from floor.
  • Washes out trash cans inside and out, bags linen, moves and washes table, washes all other furniture in room.
  • Wipes all flat surfaces prior to first case of the day and routinely throughout day.
  • Places table back in original position and remakes bed. Spot cleans walls.
  • Mops/machine scrubs floors/cleans and maintains conductive floors between-cases and daily in prescribed manner.
  • Cleans anesthesia equipment and stocks anesthesia supplies after each surgical case and at end of day.
  • Cleans and/or terminally disinfects, sterilizes, tests, replaces and keeps adequate inventory of reusable anesthesia equipment, cardiac monitors and cables, providing electrodes for each case; blood pressure equipment and stethoscopes, blood infusors; and assures peel-pouching and steam sterilization of LMA devices.
  • May be assigned to check outdates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Managers.
  • Attends annual safety and infection control inservices; keeps CPR current.
  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure.
  • Follows system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code, display of the ID badge and safety.
  • Other duties as assigned


    • Successful completion of approved Surgical Technologist Program


      • Prefer Certified Surgical Technician (CST).

        Complexity of Work:

        • Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.

          Work Experience:

          Physical Requirements:

          Personal Protective Equipment:

          • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

            The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

            Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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