Surgical Technologist I

  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Various Locations
  • Dec 14, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description


Under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse and Surgical Team members, responsible for the handling or surgical instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during general surgical procedures. Ensures understanding of assigned surgical procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the assigned surgical team. Also provides service support related to patient preparation, patient transport, building services and assisting surgical care team with specific patient care duties to meet safety and comfort needs. Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures.


  1. Scrubs on general surgical procedures.
  2. Prepares operating room by setting up table, instruments and supplies according to type of surgery.
  3. Assures proper functioning of instruments and equipment prior to use and reports needed repairs appropriately.
  4. Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  5. Displays cost-consciousness in the opening of sterile supplies and in the care and handling of surgical instruments.
  6. Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures and notifies the appropriate people.
  7. Makes necessary supply deliveries to unit and ancillary departments
  8. Maintains a safe and clean room environment; keeps room free from clutter, cleans and stocks rooms, returns equipment and supplies to designated storage locations, helps maintain cleanliness of assigned areas.
  9. Provides comfort and support for pre-operative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient’s care and privacy.
  10. Maintains confidentially of patient and department care information.
  11. Participates in discussions with the Unit Manager/Supervisor regarding job enrichment and career progression.
  12. Completes required education in a timely manner and participates in on-going department specific educational programs.
  13. Actively participates in audit monitors and department task forces.
  14. Supports administrative and department governance changes to job role and operations.
  15. May train/precept new employees in the Surgical Technologist l role within core assignment.
  16. Completes required education in a timely manner and participates in on-going department specific educational programs.
  17. Assist RN in admitting, transferring and discharging patients from the OR.
  18. Assist leadership in adjusting par levels for efficient supply management.
  19. Recognizes and participates in continuing education.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required.
  • Graduate of Surgical Technology program accredited by CAAHEP, Dept. of

Education, or Council on Occupational Education (COE) required.

  • One year of Surgical Technologist experience preferred.


Current BLS certification required or become BLS certified within one month of start date.