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Title:  Surgical Technologist | FT Nights 7p-7a | 3 years exp. and CST cert. required | Germantown Hospital Job

Date:  Nov 23, 2022
Facility:  Germantown (0204)


Responsible for assisting the surgical team by acting as a primary scrub person who handles surgical instruments, supplies and equipment used in a specialized area during surgical procedures.  Maintains constant vigilance for the maintenance of the sterile field.  The Level III practitioner is a certified advanced practitioner who performs complex cases, demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills and has met the Level II Surgical Technologist criteria. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in The Methodist Mission, Vision, and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Must demonstrate education/training through one of the following methods under TN Code Ann. § 68-57-101(a):

  • Completion of a CAAHEP accredited program in surgical technology;
  • Completion of an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces, CAAHEP accredited hospital, or CAAHEP accredited ambulatory surgical treatment center program; or
  • Successfully completed the surgical technologists NBSTSA certifying exam.


Grandfathered under TN Code Ann. § 68-57-102(a):

  • Prior to July 1, 2006, was employed for not less than 18 months as a surgical technologist in a hospital, medical office, surgery center, or school; OR

Began training to be a surgical technologist in an accredited surgical technology program.

Minimum of three years’ experience as a Surgery Tech




  • Current national certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a Surgical Technologist (CST) required.




  • Please note: Effective July 1, 2013, the State of Tennessee requires surgical technologists to complete 15 CEs annually to remain qualified for employment at MLH.  Certified surgical technologists are exempt from the new requirement, but they must maintain a current and active national CST certification from NBSTSA.




  • Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current BLS Certification.
















  • BLS and/or Heartsaver AED is preferred (or must obtain within 90 days of hire).
  • Ability to communicate verbally with co-workers, physicians and other outside professional staff.
  • Ability to organize tasks and maintain control of work flow.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations as would be acquired through completion of high school.
  • Ability to read and follow written instruction as would be acquired through completion of high school.
  • Demonstrates independent functioning and proficiency in the scrub role in complex cases in assigned area as well as maintaining competency in other specialties.
  • Demonstrates superior knowledge of the various surgical equipment and advanced surgical instrumentation.
  • Demonstrates superior knowledge and expert practice in the surgery tech role in advanced surgical procedures.
  • Ability to perform the preceptor role in the training of new surgical techs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to guide, teach, and mentor other techs and serve in a charge capacity.
  • Knowledge of use and troubleshooting of complex technical equipment and instrumentation.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to work with others as a team to consider alternative solutions to problems and choose the best solution or solutions.
  • Exhibits a higher level of collaboration with peers in making decisions related to surgical patient care.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs scrub duties to assist physician/surgeon during complex surgical procedures.
  • Maintains a sterile field for surgical services.  Ensures adherence to the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques.
  • Effectively manages resources such as supplies and equipment.  Plans work and completes job responsibilities in an efficient and productive manner.
  • Demonstrates professional work behavior and excellent customer service routinely in all interactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Surgical Tech, Patient Care, Medical Technologist, Night, Surgery, Healthcare, Operations

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