The University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Healthcare, Entry Level
Surgical Technician/UK Good Samaritan Hospital/Perioperative Services
Type of Position
Position Time Status
High school diploma
Required Related Experience
No experience required.
Graduate from accredited program or
with at least 10 years in a Surgical Technician role or
employee who is already in a Surgical Technician role as of 09/17/2016
The essential functions for include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, the hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
must be able to work 36 hours a week, three twelve hour shifts from 7:00am –7:30pm- with some call and lates required.
The primary responsibilities for these positions include: Pass surgical instruments in operating room. Maintain strict sterile field, assist/perform surgical case counts. Obtains necessary supplies/instruments for such cases and checks for completeness and working order. Opens room independently or in conjunction with the circulating nurse (depending on case complexity). Sets up and maintains sterile field until the patient exits the room. Maintains a neat and orderly sterile field during each case. Passes instruments to surgeons, anticipating needs. Monitors for breaks in sterile technique and takes corrective action when identified. Performs counts in accordance with policy.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Ability to scrub a variety of surgical cases
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Graduate of school of surgical technology or one year of directly related Operating Room experience as a surgical technician
Deadline to Apply
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Are you a graduate of an accredited program of Surgical Technology? Yes
Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have as a surgical technologist. None
More than 0, up through 1 year
More than 1 year, up through 3 years
More than 3 years, up through 5 years
More than 5 years
Are you currently certified or eligible to be certified as a surgical technologist in the state of Kentucky? Yes
As part of your Surgical Technology education, have you completed a clinical rotation at UK Healthcare Chandler or Good Samaritan Hospitals? Yes
Are you currently employed at UK HealthCare Chandler or Good Samaritan Hospitals? Yes
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