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Certified Surgical Technologist

Maplewood, Minnesota 55109

Job ID: 9654 Category: Health

Job Description

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements.
  • Review case cart to ensure necessary equipment is available for case.
  • Scrub-in to sterile field and set-up instrumentation for case.
  • Assists the surgeon by passing instruments during procedure.
  • Assists with OR room turnover between cases.
  • Gathers OR equipment and positioning devices as needed, cleans and returns to storage locations.
  • Counts instruments at the completion to ensure all items are accounted for.
  • Ensures specimens are correctly identified prior to sending to laboratory for testing.
  • Verifies medications are accurately measured and labeled.
  • Knowledge: Instrument Knowledge - Knowledgeable of individual surgical instruments, instrument sets and product supplies by proper name and there use.
  • Aseptic Technique - Knowledgeable regarding the principles of aseptic technique and application of principles in the surgical setting
  • Reports To: MANAGER CLINICAL-424           



  • Attention to Detail: Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task.
  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc).
  • Inspection: Critical appraisal skills including examination, measurement, and testing of quality and condition of equipment, materials, or services.
  • Interpersonal Communication: Skilled in developing effective rapport with customers, co-workers, or families, actively listening to develop a positive connection.
  • Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional.
  • Safety Testing and Practices: Knowledge and application of safety practices, fire and disaster policies and procedures; safety testing, performance verification, and operations procedures for various types of equipment.
  • Experience: Requires prior operating room experience.
  • Education Essential: * Trade or Vocational Certification Trade or vocational certification in Surgical Technology required. Credentials
  • Essential: Description: Basic Life Support (BLS) Qualification Source: American Heart Association Description: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • Qualification Source: National Board of Surgical Tech and Surgical Assisting Credential Comments:
  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or grandfathered experience prior to certification requirement (2006).     
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • American Heart Association
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Credential Comments
  • Surgical Technology
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