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Surgical Services Technician - Detroit, MI #4817645

Company: Ascension Health

Date: 04/17/2018

Category: Healthcare Services

City: Detroit, MI

Job ID: 248955

Surgical Services Technician

Detroit, Michigan


Additional Job Information

Title: Surgical Services Technician 1

City, State: Detroit,MI

Location: StJohnHospital&MedCen - 34030

Department: Surgery 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Rotating, 40 hours,Weekly

Marketing Statement

St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Surgical Services Technician 1 performs a variety of duties in surgical services to maintain a well-supplied, sterile environment.


  • Performs terminal cleaning of each operating room daily, including thorough decontamination of furniture, equipment and air vents.

  • Transports case carts, equipment and supplies and disposes of hazardous waste according to policies and procedures.

  • Monitors and maintains supply inventories at an appropriate par level.

  • Provides physical assistance for patient positioning, lifting and, moving as directed by clinical nursing staff.

  • Assists circulating nurse with requested items. Contacts SPD for procurement of additional necessary items needed by the OR staff. Makes calls, runs errands to SPD, CSR, Pharmacy, and delivers items to the OR suite as needed. Performs other responsibilities as assigned.

  • Checks daily OR schedule for caseload changes and preparation for added cases by calling for case carts in a timely fashion. Obtains physician/surgeon's requested items from the preference sheet. When case has been cancelled, notifies SPD and returns the case cart to SPD. Returns specialty items to their proper location.

  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of aseptic technique. Understands the concept of the sterile field and can move around room without contaminating sterile set-up when bringing patient into the surgical suite. Utilizes the principles of aseptic technique. Under direct supervision of the Registered Nurse, may be required to open instruments and supplies during an emergency procedure.

  • Stores unused sterile supplies and instruments in designated area for later return to Sterile Processing. Restocks supply cupboards and carts as needed. Assists in the maintenance of instruments when requested. Cleans and organizes CORE. Empties trash in CORE. Restocks warmers with blankets and solutions. Completes and initials pickings for the following day.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year of previous experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: patient transporting, Nurse Assistant and/or direct patient care, or hospital/institutional housekeeping.

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining the St. John Providence Health System team, please apply by completing an online application at

For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


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Reasonable Accommodation

St. John Providence Health System provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: . Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within St. John Providence Health System will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.

Thank you for considering a career with St. John Providence Health System.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

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