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  • Kentucky


Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitleSurgical Technician/UKHC/Center for Advanced SurgeryRequisition NumberNR06089Working TitleSurgical Tech/CASDepartment NameH3140:Center for Advanced SurgeryWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level08Salary Range$17.32-27.24/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired EducationHS

Required Related ExperienceNo experience required.

Required License/Registration/CertificationGraduate from accredited program or LPN with at least 10 years in a Surgical Technician role or UKHC employee who is already in a Surgical Technician role as of 09/17/2016

Physical RequirementsThe essential functions for surgical technician include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, the hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.” 2. “The condition of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, the hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments. This job may require lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling which is considered “heavy work” (i.e. exerting 50-100 pounds of force occasionally, and 25-50 pounds of force frequently); as well as standing, walking, and sitting for long periods of time.”

Shift7:00am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday with late shifts and eye call required.

Job SummaryThe primary responsibilities for these positions include: Pass surgical instruments in operating room. Maintain strict sterile field, assist/perform surgical case counts. Obtains necessary supplies/instruments for such cases and checks for completeness and working order. Opens room independently or in conjunction with the circulating nurse (depending on case complexity). Sets up and maintains sterile field until the patient exits the room. Maintains a neat and orderly sterile field during each case. Passes instruments to surgeons, anticipating needs. Monitors for breaks in sterile technique and takes corrective action when identified. Performs counts in accordance with policy.

Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesAbility to scrub a variety of surgical cases

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/ExperienceCertification as a surgical tech preferred. Previous or current experience as a surgical tech preferred.

Deadline to Apply12/16/2019University Community of InclusionThe University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * As part of your Surgical Technology education, have you completed a clinical rotation at UK Healthcare Chandler or Good Samaritan Hospitals?
- Yes
- No

- * Have you or will you graduate from an accredited program of Surgical Technology?
- Yes
- No

- * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience. (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents

Optional Documents
- Resume
- Curriculum Vita
- Cover Letter

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