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SoutheastHEALTH Surgical Technologist in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Surgical Technologist

Licensed Technical Cape Girardeau, Missouri Surgery Full-Time



Day Shift“Scrubbing” for surgical procedures. It entails a thorough grasp of sterile technique to function in the sterile field passing sterile instruments, sutures and other supplies to the surgeonBegin

  • Gathers instruments and supplies needed for assignments and assists with "opening" of case

  • "Scrubs" and "sets up" the case and assists with gowning and gloving of surgeon and assistants

  • Works hours as needed and requested by leadership taking rotating call.

  • Anticipates needs of surgeons and assistants

  • Assists with surgery as needed

  • Maintains sterile technique during procedures and reports any unusual circumstances to surgeon/RN circulator

  • Work directly with the Surgeon within the sterile field by passing instruments, sponges, and other items needed during the surgical procedure

  • Assists RN circulator with correct identification of specimens and attends to proper disposable/preservation of such

  • Insert and remove foley catheter as directed by the Circulating RN or Surgeon

  • Assists in expediting room "turn over" time

  • Functions as a role model and mentor to new staff and attends in-services regularly

  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care

  • Follows chain of command for problem solving

  • Assisting in surgery as needed

  • Assists with competencies as asked. Assists with competency prep, testing and completion of appropriate paperwork

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Graduate of an accredited operating room technology program or equivalent work experience is required

  • BCLS required

  • Certification or eligibility for certification preferred

  • Communication and an attitude of responsiveness is absolutely key to all positions in the per-operative area. A “can-do” attitude is required for the exemplary customer service expected

  • Teamwork along with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude are required

  • These traits equate to excellent service to patients, family members, physicians and co-workers

  • Teamwork also enhances patient safety as perioperative staff works together. “Together we make a difference through our commitment to excellence in health care"

  • Current licensure by Liaison Council on Certification, if Certified Surgical Technician

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English