Catholic Health Initiatives Surgical Tech Certified FT (1.0) CUMC-Bergan Mercy in OMAHA, Nebraska

Surgical Tech Certified FT (1.0) CUMC-Bergan Mercy


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

Job Summary / Essential Duties:

  • Performs surgical technology tasks and functions that are performed with other members of the surgical team that includes:

  • Prepares the operating room for surgical procedures by ensuring the equipment is functioning properly and safely.

  • Prepares the operating room and the sterile field for surgical procedures by preparing sterile supplies, instruments, and equipment using sterile technique.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of human anatomy and pathophysiology and how it relates to the patient and surgical procedure.

  • Performs tasks in the sterile field.

  • Performs in the role of scrub nurse according to the plan of patient care and departmental staffing needs.

  • Performs duties according to department specific expectations as identified and assigned.

  • Assists with patient care activities under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.

  • Anticipates usual and unexpected events during the surgical procedure and responds in an efficient manner.

  • Adheres to aseptic practices providing and maintaining a safe environment.

  • Handles and processes surgical specimens according to established policy/procedure.

  • Functions in the role of assistant as necessary under the direct supervision of the surgeon.

  • Serves as a clinical resource for clinical questions about surgical procedures, instrumentation and equipment.

  • Demonstrates proficient ability to scrub on all site-specific specialties and types of surgical procedures.

  • Serves as a preceptor in training and orientation of fellow staff members and students.

  • Demonstrates an appropriate level of understanding, awareness, and compliance with applicable Joint Commission, Federal, State and agency laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards.



  • Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and associated care

  • Knowledge of surgical supplies and equipment

  • Knowledge of medical and surgical asepsis and infection control principles

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication skills

  • Manual dexterity skills.

  • Good interpersonal relationship skills

  • Computer skills

  • Ability to work under stressful and changing conditions in a calm, productive and flexible manner

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time



  • Completion of an accredited Surgical Technology program

  • Certification in Surgical Technology

  • In lieu of attending and completing an accredited Surgical Technology program, must possess 15 years of experience as a Surgical Technologist.

  • BLS is required upon hire. (Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.)

Job Patient Care Support


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0119359