Catholic Health Initiatives Surgical Tech - Livingston (Full-time days) in LIVINGSTON, Texas

Surgical Tech - Livingston (Full-time days)


Position Summary:

Assists in patient care and preparation of surgical patients; Performs scrub duties and related procedures; Accountable for ensuring cleaning and maintenance of supplies and equipment for selected specialty. Performs in the advanced roles of preceptor, service specialist and instrument room liaison.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist surgical team in the scrubbing role according CHI St. Luke's policies and procedures.

  • Maintain sterile field.

  • Report immediately any breaks in aseptic technique.

  • Pass instruments, suture products, medication, and sponge materials to surgeon.

  • Assist with retracting of tissue and organs, and suctioning by holding the retracting.

  • Instrument that has been placed by the surgeon.

  • Electrosurgical current may be applied as directed by the surgeon.

  • Perform surgical counts with the RN according to policy and procedure.

  • Proficiently function in the scrub role for all services provided

  • Function as a resource for at least one specific service.

  • Utilize/open supplies judiciously, offers suggestions, improvements with focus on quality and cost containment.

  • Actively participate in product evaluations.

  • Assure appropriate equipment and supplies are available for each procedure:

  • Assist RN in updating preference

  • Work closely with the instrument room as service specialist/instrument liaison to assure provision of quality.

  • Assist in housekeeping duties as directed to insure safe patient environment and an efficient room turnover.

  • Assist RN with circulator duties while under direct supervision.

  • Work assigned shifts, responding when called upon for additional or emergency service as necessary and on-call according to Perioperative policies.

  • Actively participate in providing 2 in-services per year at unit or service level. In-services are approved by the Manager prior to presentation.

  • Attend at least 10 hours of continuing education per year.

  • Preceptor for students and new employees. Complete preceptor orientation paperwork within established time frames.

  • Actively participate in unit/committee meetings and is an active member of a professional organization.

  • Quality – completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Productivity – efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work.

  • Customer Focus – lives organizational and departmental service standards.

  • Reliability – completes tasks assigned; follows up as needed.

  • Availability – meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed.

  • Decision Making – displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision.

  • Initiative – seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self-starter.

  • Adheres to Policy – follows CHI ST. Luke’s Memorial Hospital rules, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Interpersonal Relationships – cooperates, communicates and works well with others.

  • Professionalism – represents CHI ST. Luke’s Memorial Hospital positively in actions and appearance.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level

  • High School Diploma/GED


  • Certified Surgical Technician (CST)

  • BLS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities



No experience required.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 1800000663

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.