HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Surgical Tech in Salt Lake City, Utah

Are you seeking a Monday - Friday day shift position? Are you tired of working holidays? Are you looking for a competitive wage and full time benefits? If you are a certified surgical technician then look no further!

The Ambulatory Surgery Division operates over 100 ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) perform surgeries that do not require hospital admission. They provide cost-effective services and a convenient environment. Procedures are performed in a fully equipped operating room and recovery is under the care of highly skilled nurses. Surgeries performed include eye, ear, nose and throat (ENT), general surgery, gynecologic, plastic surgery, podiatry and orthopedics. We manage a collection of highly motivated and innovative leaders who are committed to excellence in every aspect of their career. Welcome to our Team!

Bailey Square Surgery Center is the state's very first freestanding multispecialty ambulatory surgery center. Founded in 1973, Bailey Square Surgery Center led the way in developing a safe, convenient, high-quality alternative to in-patient hospitalization. Since then, outpatient surgery has become more than accepted; it has grown to be the preferred alternative. Today, Bailey Square Surgery Center combines the depths of experience we have gained as industry leaders with a state-of-the-art facility that includes private rooms for patients staying 23 hours. The mission of Bailey Square Surgery Center and St. David's HealthCare is to provide exceptional care to /every/ patient /every/ day with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

*GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: * Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the OR Technician contributes to the company by assisting with the provision of safe and effective nursing care in accordance with a defined scope of practice. Duties may include: direct patient care and observation; scrubbing and assisting surgeon at the operative field; surgical room turnover between cases, collection and recording of pertinent clinical data in the medical record; and consistent collaboration with the Registered Nurse in clinical decision making. Nursing care meets the standards of the regulatory guidelines, policies and procedures of the Center, and is appropriate to the Center’s patient population. The patient care requirements may include those of pediatric, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. This person will report to the Nurse Manager, Nurse Supervisor, or designee.


  • Demonstrates necessary practical, technical, or specialized skills required for the role of the surgical technician in accordance with AST (Association of Surgical Technologist).
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of surgical procedures to enable proper performance of scrub duties and to anticipate the needs of the surgeon.
  • Assists in preparing the operative suite for surgery by checking and gathering supplies, equipment, and instruments.
  • Ensures availability of adequate supplies, equipment, and instruments for scheduled cases and assists in opening cases in a sterile manner.
  • Utilizes physician preference cards to set up each case; updates cards when indicated, and routing updated cards in the approved manner.
  • Ensures that instruments are working properly before and after each case.
  • Assists with patient positioning, skin preparation, and surgical draping according to surgeon’s protocol.
  • Assists the surgeon during a surgical procedure with a high degree of efficiency, anticipating surgeon’s and patient needs during the case.
  • Assists with application of dressing splints and casts.
  • Conscientiously observes and reports any breaks in sterile technique to attending surgeon and RN circulator.
  • Ensures that surgical asepsis is maintained in the handling of instruments, sponges, sutures, drains, needles, and dressings.
  • Ensures accurate sponge, needle, and instrument counts are completed when indicated and prior to patient leaving the OR.
  • Remove drapes at the completion of procedure and assist with preparing patient for transfer to the PACU staff to ensure continuity of care.
  • Facilitates effective and efficient transition between surgical procedures.
  • Assists in the turnover of the O.R. suites between cases, disposing of trash and linens, and cleaning of equipment and environmental surfaces, as required.
  • Utilizes preference cards and updates them, as necessary.
  • Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients, stretchers, and OR tables and other equipment to prevent injury to patient and self.
  • Participates in detailed time out process and ensures it is done according to policy.
  • Assists in the maintenance and care of specimens. Identifies specimen with surgeon and passes specimen to the circulating RN. Verifies correcting labeling
  • Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively.
  • Assists circulating nurse during local procedures as assigned.
  • Remains aware of safety precautions required to minimize the possibility of patient injuries
  • Handles instruments and supplies during and after procedure to minimize injury to self and others.
  • Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenance, cleanliness, and sterilization of instruments and equipment. Maintains a sanitary environment for the provision of patient care.
  • Appropriately handles the disposal of biohazardous materials.
  • Restocks area daily, using appropriate par levels and daily stock sheets.
  • Checks for outdated sterile supplies and instruments and assists with reprocessing as needed.
  • Prepares procedure room for use the following day by bringing in equipment, setting up, "pulling cases" accurately, and reporting to supervisor items that are needed and not available.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE * Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program (preferred). * One year experience in an operating room setting (preferably in an ambulatory surgery center).

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE: * Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program as required per facility practice and state regulatory requirement; otherwise preferred. * Valid BCLS Certification upon employment**online certification not acceptable.

Title: Surgical Tech

Location: Utah-Salt Lake City-St Mark%27s Outpatient Surgery Center

Requisition ID: 07818-33253