Surgical Technician

Glacial Ridge Health System is seeking a Surgical Technician responsible for maintaining a high degree of patient safety and strict infection control procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Satisfactorily has completed training as a surgical technician. LPN staff with training in the surgical technician position. Nursing Assistant training may be considered.
  • Special training in the principles of sterilization.
  • Must be very conscientious about doing work carefully and accurately.
  • Must meet physical requirements of job.
  • Must receive annual influenza vaccine.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the care, preparation and maintenance of sterile and unsterile items in OR
  • Use sterile technique when applicable. Monitor and report any breaks in technique.
  • Provide for patient safety.
  • Provide care that exceeds patient expectations.
  • Restock sterile supplies in the OR, ER and surgical suite.
  • Check supplies for outdating.
  • Check preventive maintenance schedule and do required procedures.
  • Assist in surgery as necessary.
  • Assist with outpatient/inpatient procedures (pericentesis, thoracentesis, bone marrow biopsy, epidurals).
  • Maintain cleaning supplies in ER for instruments.
  • Keep a record of procedures performed.
  • Assist with Endoscopic procedures (records, procedures, cleaning and upkeep of scope and all related items).
  • Assist in other areas of the hospital as trained and directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities on Surgery Day:

  • Wipe down surfaces in the OR to prep.
  • Assist in setting up room.
  • Help transfer patient to and from OR.
  • Assist in post-surgery cleaning.
  • Wipe the outer surfaces of the Neptune.
  • Mop floor with disinfectant solution.
  • Set up the OR with the supplies from the turnover kit.
  • Assist surgeon as needed.
  • Responsible to perform accurate counts with the Circulating Nurse.
  • Assist with sterilizing instruments.
  • Detailed policy available upon request or upon hire regarding set-up duties for day of surgery.

Performance Standards:

  • To provide for overall safe and productive environment that meets or exceeds standards set by the organization.
  • To be a team player, to be a self-starter.
  • To be able to tolerate extended periods of standing while assisting during surgery.
  • Regular attendance is necessary for continued employment.


  • Part-Time or Full-Time
  • Days with on-call responsibilities

How to Apply:

  • Apply Online
  • Download, print, and mail completed application or resume to:
    Gordon Paulson, HR Manager, 10 Fourth Ave SE, Glenwood, MN 56334

GRHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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