Catholic Health Initiatives SURGICAL TECHNICIAN (General Surgery) Part Time: 7a-5p/Flex/Call (P000136209) in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

SURGICAL TECHNICIAN (General Surgery) Part Time: 7a-5p/Flex/Call (P000136209)


Job Summary:

This job is responsible for assisting the Operating Room Team during operative procedures in accordance with internal standards and procedures. Work includes arranging and inventorying sterile set-up for operations, passing items as needed to the operating team, assisting in the preparation and moving of patients and in the clean-up of the operating room. An incumbent carries out assigned activities under direct supervision and direction of a qualified practitioner.

Essential Duties:

  • Applies principles and techniques of asepsis to the work assignment; assists with scrubbing, preparation of the sterile field, gowning/gloving members of the surgical team and draping of patient.

  • Under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner, pass instruments, hold retractors, cut/remove sutures, apply suction, apply electro surgical hand piece to instrument and apply/remove cast.

  • Responsible for assigned instrument table including instrument set up, clean up and turnover in preparation for the next case. Performs decontamination and sterilization processes per protocol.

  • Provides safe handling and care for instrument and specimen in accordance with internal procedures.

  • Transports patient and assists with positioning of patient under the direction of a qualified practitioner.

  • Orders and stocks supplies and performs environmental cleaning duties according to standards. Cleans assigned work unit; stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service.

  • Identifies emergencies (e.g. cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Code 9, and other medical emergencies), and initiates and/or participates in the appropriate response to situation.

  • Maintains an organized and safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital’s safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Reports any unusual circumstances to departmental leadership.

  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with the inter-disciplinary team.

  • Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives as requested.



  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Graduation from an accredited surgical technician program required.


  • A minimum of six months Operating Room work experience is preferred.


  • Current certification through the Association of Surgical Technologists is required.

  • Current BLS Certification.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community


This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.CBCHI

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule 7a-5p/Flex/Call

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 40

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0169319

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.