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Title:  Surgical Tech | Data Coordinator | Operating Room Services Job

Date:  Feb 25, 2023
Facility:  Le Bonheur (0205)


The Surgical Tech/Surgery Data Coordinator is responsible for effective scheduling of surgical cases in the Surgical Block Schedule.  Responsible for publishing the OR schedule daily and documenting specific data related to surgical cases.  Enters Nursing Record data and OR patient charges into the system daily.  Also performs the duties of a surgical technologist on an as needed basis 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.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




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


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.



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.













  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the surgical technologist job duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform surgical scheduling and manage multiple priorities with high flexibility and rapid response time.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment in making decisions and resolving problems related to the scheduling function.
  • Ability to perform computerized data collection and entry and to navigate in a windows environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate 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.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively schedules surgical cases in the Surgical Block Schedule.  Publishes the OR schedule daily and documents specific data related to surgical cases.
  • Enters Nursing Data, OR patient charges, and surgical patient billing into surgical database system.
  • Collects and compiles data for administrative and monthly reporting.  Maintains physician preference cards.
  • Performs the duties of a surgical technologist (on an as needed basis) by acting as a primary scrub person who handles surgical instruments, supplies and equipment used in a specialized area during surgical procedures. 
  • Demonstrates professional work behavior and excellent customer service routinely in all interactions.

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, Medical Technologist, Surgery, Database, Healthcare, Technology

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