Tenet Healthcare Surgical Technician OR FT Shift Varies in Detroit, Michigan

Under direct supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of duties in the OR and related areas to assist the surgical team.


  1. Scrubs on all types of operating procedures; handles surgical instruments, sutures & sponges; anticipates the needs of the surgeon, assisting as necessary. Maintains strict aseptic technique, assumes joint responsibility with the circulating nurse for ensuring that all are accounted for during and after the operation. Observes patient's condition while in the OR; reports any changes to the staff nurse and/or anesthesia.

  2. Prepares for scheduled operative procedures, ensuring that necessary equipment, instruments and supplies are available and ready for use.

  3. Maintains a clean and safe OR environment; cleans rooms and sterilizes equipment. Restocks OR with standard supplies and assists in updating surgical instrument sets. Maintains power equipment and specialty instrumentation within assigned specialty areas.

  4. Assists in the transportation of patients to and from the OR; verifies patient identity; assists with lifting and positioning of patient for surgical procedures.

  5. May assist as second circulator under the direction of a registered nurse. Prepares materials to be presented in department in-service education programs as assigned. Assists in the trial and evaluation of new surgical products. Provides input to managers in developing new policies and procedures for the department. Participates on committees as assigned.

  6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

  7. High school diploma or equivalent and one of the following:

a. Equivalent DMC surgical technician training program

b. Equivalent combination of training and/or experience

c. Successful completion of an accredited surgical technician program .

  1. Certification by the Association of Surgical Technologists highly desirable.

  2. One to two years experience as a surgical technician preferred.

Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians

Organization: DMC Harper University/Hutzel Women's Hospital

Title: Surgical Technician OR FT Shift Varies

Location: MI-Detroit

Requisition ID: 1805020158