St. Joseph Health Certified Surgical Technician - Full Time/Day (12hr - Labor and Delivery) in Lubbock, Texas

Job Summary:As a member of the surgical team, under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse Circulator, maintains the operating room sterile field; passes instruments, sutures, and sponges during surgery. Insures that proper aseptic technique is utilized to prevent contamination and infection. Performs in the role of second scrub as needed. Assists the registered nurse with circulating duties.Essential Functions:1. Scrubs hands and arms; dons sterile operating room attire; organizes the sterile field; passes instruments, suture, and other needed sterile items to surgeon, anticipating the need. Holds retractors and cuts suture.2. Selects supplies and equipment for case cart based on surgeon’s preference card; organizes supplies, equipment, and instruments in operating room.3. Checks, adjusts, and operates equipment such as sterilizes, lights, suction, electrosurgical units, and diagnostic equipment. Documents appropriately according to hospital policy.4. Helps prepare and care for specimens identified for laboratory analysis; applies dressings as directed.5. Identifies, prepares, and labels medications given to the sterile field.6. Cleans and restocks the OR suites.Minimum Position Qualifications:Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology or Armed Services Surgical Technology program.License / Certification: Must obtain certification within 180 days of hire unless the employee graduated from an accredited school of Surgical Technology or Armed Services Surgical Technology program prior to September 2009.Experience:Pedi is mustPreferred Position Qualifications:Certification in Surgical Technology preferred.

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.