Surgical Technologist

Glacial Ridge Hospital is seeking Surgical Technologists to assist surgeons, registered nurses, and other members of the surgical team in the operating room. Work with the surgical team to achieve a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment. Maintain a high degree of patient safety and strict infection control procedures. Positions include full-time, part-time, and/or casual employment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain the sterile field throughout surgical procedures.
  • Assist the surgical team with scrubbing in and putting on gowns and gloves.
  • Pass surgical instruments to surgeons as needed during surgical procedures.
  • Hold retractors and complete additional tasks at surgeon’s request during procedures.
  • Handle tissue specimens obtained for laboratory analysis.
  • Count sponges, rags, needles, sharps, and instruments before, during, and after procedures.
  • Assist with sterile processing of instrumentation when on call.
  • Clean, organize and restock the operating room following surgical procedures.
  • Prepare patients for surgical procedures.
  • Offer technical assistance to the surgical team: surgeons, nurses, and CRNA’s.
  • Assist in other areas of the hospital as trained and directed.


  • Completion of a certificate program in surgical technology.
  • Certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting preferred.
  • Two years of experience in a similar position preferred.
  • Special training in the principles of sterilization.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to monitor yourself, others, and machines to ensure proper performance.
  • Consistent ability to coordinate tasks and actions with a team.
  • Excellent active listening and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be very conscientious about doing work carefully and accurately.
  • Provide an overall safe and productive environment that meets or exceeds standards set by the organization.
  • Team player, self-starter.
  • Able to tolerate extended periods of standing while assisting during surgery.

Performance Standards

  • Must adhere to HIPAA confidentiality standards.
  • Must adhere to the Keys to Heartfelt Care.
  • Must receive an annual influenza vaccine.
  • Must receive COVID-19 vaccine and any future COVID booster shots or vaccines.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position.


  • Full-Time or Part-Time

How to Apply

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

GRHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Glacial Ridge Health System

Glacial Ridge Health System is located in Glenwood, Minnesota to provide Heartfelt Care to the surrounding communities, our patients, and our staff. As an independent level IV trauma center and acute stroke-ready hospital, we also provide a wide array of medical services, including clinics, homecare, hospice, and therapy. We’re doing big things at Glacial Ridge and are hiring new team members and medical professionals who are ready to provide heartfelt care!

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