Surgical Technician/UKHC

Lexington, KY
Mar 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The 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.

Job Title
Surgical Technician/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Surgical Tech/UK Good Samaritan Hospital

Department Name
H6300:Perioperative Services

Work Location
Lexington KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

High School

Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification

Graduate 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 Requirements

The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push,
and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.


7:00 am -7:30pm Monday through Friday with on call responsibilities possible on weekdays, weekend, and holiday


Ability to scrub a variety of surgical cases

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Surgical Tech Certification

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The 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 Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently employed at UK HealthCare Chandler or Good Samaritan Hospitals?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate the number of years of paid experience you have as an surgical assistant in an operating room.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Are you a graduate of an accredited program of Surgical Technology?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please rate your working knowledge of surgical operating systems.
    • None
    • Limited
    • Basic
    • Moderate
    • Advanced

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Curriculum Vita
    3. Cover Letter


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