Catholic Health Initiatives Surgical Technician I (CVOR) Full Time Nights (7p-7a) in HOUSTON, Texas

Surgical Technician I (CVOR) Full Time Nights (7p-7a)


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

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.


Education and Licensure: High School Diploma/GED; Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Certified Surgical First Assistant (CST/CSFA) required as of September 1, 2010 or "grandfathered" employees –OR- LVN

Minimum Experience: None required

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Assists surgical team in the scrubbing role according to prescribed standards

  2. Maintains sterile field. Reports immediately any breaks in aseptic technique.

  3. Passes instruments, suture products, medication, and sponge materials to surgeon.

  4. Assists with retracting of tissue and organs, and suctioning by holding the retracting instrument which has been placed by the surgeon.

  5. Electrosurgical current may be applied as directed by the surgeon, to an established instrument placed by the surgeon.

  6. Performs surgical counts with the RN according to policy and procedure.

  7. Assures appropriate equipment and supplies are available for each procedure:

  8. Assists in housekeeping duties as directed to insure safe patient environment.

  9. Assists RN with circulator duties while under direct supervision.

  10. Performs additional activities and duties as directed.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule 7pm - 7am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0158712