Surgical Technician - Same Day Surgery
DCH Health System - Tuscaloosa, AL

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Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the Surgical Tech administers compassionate care by maintaining standards of nursing practice and creating positive therapeutic relationships with patients/families. Encourages team members and supports their contribution.


  • Ensures that staff adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Actively participates on committees and teams.
  • Participates in the selection of new team members.
  • Maintains continuing education by attending inservices; and attending other educational workshops as appropriate.
  • Responsible for providing standard of care to all patients.
  • Responsible for meeting patients needs.
  • Follows safety practices and helps to maintain a safe, clean environment.
  • Provides service in a cost-effective manner.
  • Performs initial and annual competency per job class.
    • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
    • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
    • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
    • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
    • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    High school diploma or equivalent, college Anatomy and Physiology I courses, certified Central Sterile Processing Technician or completed Central Sterile Processing certification course. Operating Room or equivalent experience preferred. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.


    Physical : Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Is able to push stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient. Is able to do frequent stooping and on occasion crouching, crawling or kneeling. Ability to reach reasonable distances in any direction. Ability to run in emergency situations. Must be able to move fingers in a coordinated manner. Must have ability to feel and perceive temperature, texture, shape and size with fingertips.

    Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Environmental : Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and hazardous materials and/or cleaning solutions. Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.

    Psychological: Includes receiving delegation, working with team members, addressing conflict, communicating with all types of personalities, and being responsible for outcomes/results.

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