Surgical Technician III OR Full-time

Professional Clinical/Allied Health
2019-R0201984 Requisition #
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The Woodlands Hospital

A primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.


Position Summary:

Possesses superior knowledge of the various surgical equipment and advanced surgical instrumentation in at least three or more specialties; Develops, organizes and Delivers continuing education topics as needed by the unit, serving as a liaison to Instrument Techs assigned to the section, and assures equipment is cleaned and maintained as 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.

11. Demonstrates superior knowledge and practice in the first scrub role (duties above)

12. Understands supply costs and independently works with team to assure that quality of care is maintained while cost containment is considered

13. Demonstrates superior knowledge of the varied surgical equipment and advanced surgical instrumentation.  Assures appropriate equipment and supplies are available for each procedure

14. Assists in communication with Biomedical Services on the status of equipment needing repair or maintenance

15. Educates staff in the care of instrumentation and equipment


Associate’s Degree Required



Certified Surgical Technician (CST) or Certified Surgical First Assistant (CST/CSFA)



Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of experience


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Able to work in at least 3 different specialty areas.

About Us

As part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems, CHI St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. We are home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI), eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston. Our additional markets include CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute carefacility in East Texas); St. Joseph Health System (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley); and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport in Lake Jackson.

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