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Surgical Tech - Ambulatory Surgery Center

Job ID: 137141
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description


*This position qualifies for our UNC Hospitals ST Incentive Program, which includes up to $10,000 commitment incentive and our employee referral program.

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

As a free-standing surgical facility, the ASC provides surgical care to both pediatric and adult patients. The ASC supports the following services: Orthopedics (Sports), ENT/OHN, plastics, general laparoscopic, general oncology, peds urology, urology and dental. The ability to scrub is preferred, but not a requirement. A successful candidate must have either sports Ortho or ENT as one of your proficient areas. 

The schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week, with no weekends, no holidays, and no call requirements. 


The Surgical Technologist I works under the supervision of a surgeon and registered nurse to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Has baseline knowledge and ability to perform duties of surgical scrub at entity they serve.

1.Performs technical skill duties in all operating room specialty service areas, ensuring that proper technical practices are employed according to accepted standards of process.
2.Provides proper maintenance, assembly, handling, and sterilization techniques of specialty instrumentation.
3.Follows aseptic technique. Proactively identifies contamination and/or breaks in aseptic technique and implements corrective actions.
4.Performs surgical counts. Follows policies and procedures for incorrect counts and reports discrepancies appropriately.
5.Labels drugs and solutions; monitors quantities used.
6.Assists in the proper identification, preparation, handling, and labeling of surgical specimens.
7.Actively participates in the planning and set up of instruments, supplies, and surgical drapes in an organized manner to provide optimal accessibility during the procedure.
8.Assists the surgeon, demonstrating an understanding of the patient’s anatomy and abnormalities which affect the surgical procedure.
9.Assists in picking cases and planning of instrument needs.
10.Recognizes and modifies scrubbing procedures based on pertinent information to develop modifications to standard approaches to care and communicates with the surgical team. Responds to surgical emergencies and follows hospitalwide emergency management plans.
11.Inventories, receives, and stores supplies under the direction of Surgical Services leadership.
12.Identifies and reports defective instruments, supplies, and equipment. Assists with restocking operating/procedure rooms and sub-sterile areas.
13.Assists the registered nurse during the intraoperative implementation phase of nursing practice.
14.Operates complex equipment and other resources in the operating room, troubleshooting as necessary
15.Serves as a mentor for Surgical Technician Trainees and will serve as a preceptor as needed.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● None required as long as other position qualifications are met.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology or Nursing Program; or Graduate of a Military Training Program in Surgical Technology; or Formal education/training may be substituted for individuals with 3+ years of prior experience as a surgical tech
Professional Experience Requirements:
● 0-3 years
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Successful completion of service specific portion of the UNC Health Surgical Technologist competencies
● Strong communication skills/customer service relations
● Excellent organizational/priority setting skill

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH Operating Room ASC

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $20.88 - $30.02 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System with UNC Health benefits. If, however, you are presently an employee of another North Carolina agency and currently participate in TSERS or the ORP, you will be eligible to continue participating in those plans at UNC Health.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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