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Surgical Technician/UKHC

Surgical Technician/UKHC

locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/27/2024
Full Time

Job Title
Surgical Technician/UKHC


Requisition Number
NR08989


Working Title
Surgical Technician/UKHC


Department Name
H3320:Perioperative Services


Work Location
Lexington, KY


Grade Level
09


Salary Range
$21.00-34.29/hour


Type of Position
Staff


Position Time Status
Full-Time


Required Education

HS



Required Related Experience

No experience required.



Required License/Registration/Certification

Graduate from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) accredited program of surgical technology, or LPN with at least 10 years in a Surgical Technician role, or certified as a surgical technologist or certified as a surgical technologist first assistant by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), or graduate of a military training program (validated with a DD214 or graduation certificate), or UKHC employee who is already in a Surgical Technician role as of 09/17/2016



Physical Requirements

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.



Shift

This position requires 40 hours per week. (Days, Evenings and/or Night shifts) and possible weekends and holidays with call.



Job Summary

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?
No


Preferred Education/Experience

N/A



Deadline to Apply
02/12/2025


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.