Catholic Health Initiatives Surgical Tech Intern - Operating Room in LINCOLN, Nebraska

Surgical Tech Intern - Operating Room


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:

  1. With minimal assistance plans for and prepares necessary instruments, supplies and equipment required for surgical procedures.

  2. Demonstrates knowledge and technical skill in the care and use of instruments, supplies and equipment used to assist the physician in performing most surgical procedures.

  3. Assists in circulating duties with a registered nurse, as directed.

  4. With appropriate educational preparation the clinical assistant will be responsible for surgical technician duties under the direct supervision of the certified surgical technician or registered nurse. He or she may first scrub minor cases, may second scrub major cases, or may first scrub major cases with certified surgical technician direct supervision. The surgical technician assistant will never scrub alone.

  5. Assists with prepping patient for procedure as directed.

  6. Develops and maintains effective communication with patients, medical staff and hospital personnel.

  7. Assists in positioning and draping the patient for the appropriate procedure.




  • High school graduate or the equivalent.

  • Complete second quarter as a student in an accredited Surgical Technology program or first semester of accredited registered nursing program.


  • CPR certification


  • Enrolled in surgical career program including surgical technology or registered nursing program

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule PRN/As Needed

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0163875

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.