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Certified Surgical Technician

Dedicated Nursing Associates, a medical staffing firm, has current openings for Certified Surgical Technicians. If you are experienced in providing quality care to those who need assistance, we want you on our team! With DNA, you choose where you want to work, when you want to work, and how often you want to work.

Occupational Summary:

Facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

Reports To: Surgeon or Physician

Supervises: None


  1. Completion of an accredited surgical technologist program and surgical
    technologist certification.
  2. Minimum of six months experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility.
  3. Strong understanding of surgical technology and surgical procedure.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Preoperative Duties:

  1. Donning OR attire and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  2. Gathers, checks and opens supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure.
  3. Performs the surgical scrub, and donning gown and gloves.
  4. Sets up the sterile back table and Mayo stand with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for the procedure.
  5. Performs initial instrument, sharps and sponge counts with the circulator.
  6. Assists the team members with gowning and gloving.
  7. Assists with draping the patient and establishing the sterile field.
  8. Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure.
  9. Secures tubing, cords and other sterile accessories.

Intraoperative Duties:

  1. Prepares and anticipates additional instrumentation, equipment and supplies for usage during the procedure.
  2. Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and supplies to the surgeon during procedure.
  3. Measures and passes medication, hemostatic agents and irrigation solutions utilized during the surgical procedure.
  4. Holds retractors or instruments as directed by the surgeon.
  5. Sponges or suctions the operative site.
  6. Applies electrocautery to clamps or forceps on bleeders.
  7. Cuts suture material as directed by the surgeon.
  8. Coordinates the camera or changes out robotic arms/instruments during endoscopic surgery as directed by the surgeon.
  9. Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure.
  10. Performs additional counts as necessary.
  11. Prepares sterile dressings and/or immobilization devices.
  12. Prepares and passes off specimen(s) as appropriate.
  13. Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization.
  14. Assists other members of the team with terminal cleaning of room.
  15. Assists in prepping the OR for the next patient.
  16. Participates in debriefing and quality improvement practices to ensure quality patient care.

Dedicated Nursing Associates offers employees the following benefits:

  • Weekly pay
  • Paid time off
  • Referral bonus plan
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401k with match
  • Flexible opportunities range from 40+ Hours per week, As Needed (PRN), Contract and Travel Assignment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and talk or hear assessing/communicating with patients and staff. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. Occasionally the employee is required to reach in to meal cart, in to linen cart, and to make beds.

The employee must lift and or move 60 pounds or more.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by the supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listen in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time for any reason.


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Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer