Surgical Technologist at Ascension in Kalamazoo, Michigan


๐Ÿ“Œ Kalamazoo, Michigan
๐Ÿ•‘ January 15, 2021
๐Ÿท๏ธ Full Time
๐Ÿท๏ธ Physicians
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Surgical Technologist

We Are Hiring

$5,000 Sign On Bonus Available!!!

Surgical Technologist
- Surgery 001 - Full
- Time, Rotating
- 36 hours weekly
- Ascension Borgess Hospital
- Kalamazoo, MI.


Full Time, 7:00am
- 7:30pm, 36 hours per week, variable days including weekends, holidays, and call per unit rotation. This is a float position between inpatient and outpatient surgery.

What You Will Do

Assist the surgical team to provide patient care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Demonstrate increasing knowledge of physical and technical requirements of surgical intervention: Highly complex surgical cases/specialty resources. Act as a resource person
regarding instrumentation requirements, availability and set up. Able and willing to troubleshoot. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Ability to scrub more than three specialties proficiently. Willingness to assist circulator and takes initiative to ensure availability of necessary equipment. Expert in chosen specialty area; perform all specialty procedures independently, is identified as a resource person for more than 1 specialty. Act as preceptor to actively train new staff and participate in the orientation process, offering performance feedback to management. Responsible for maintaining effective communication skills.
Participate in monitoring and maintaining resources in specific department. Understand and contribute to the vision/mission and goals of the department. Work in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored. Handle and label medications on the sterile field under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.

  • Follow the aseptic technique standard within the surgical setting and corrects any break in technique.
  • Arrange operating room equipment and supplies following surgeons preference card and procedure requirements.
  • Follow policy and procedure standards for sponge, needle and instrument counts.
  • Receive, prepare and maintain tissue and lab specimens for pathologys.
  • Use the computer to pull preference cards and mark supplies used in room set up.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all specialty areas, roles and responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist in the surgical setting.
  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
  • What You Will Need

    Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
  • Certified Surgical Technologist credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and
    Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date preferred.
  • Education

  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Completion of an approved Surgical Technologist program prior to hire date or job transfer date preferred.
  • Work


  • Two (2) years of current Surgical Technologist experience required to be eligible for the Sign On Bonus program.
  • If no qualified applicants apply, may consider candidates with less experience who have completed an approved Surgical Technologist program and are otherwise qualified.
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Why Join Our Team

    Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

    Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $
    2. 4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care - including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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    Job Expires: February 14, 2021

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