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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 11/22/2016

Children's Hospital of MI Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Job Title
Surgical Technician-CHM-Full Time-Day/Afternoon Split

Job Location Name
Children's Hospital of MI

Job Description
Under direct supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of duties in the OR and related areas to assist the surgical team.


1. Scrubs on all types of operating procedures; handles surgical instruments, sutures & sponges; anticipates the needs of the surgeon, assisting as necessary. Maintains strict aseptic technique, assumes joint responsibility with the circulating nurse for ensuring that all are accounted for during and after the operation. Observes patient's condition while in the OR; reports any changes to the staff nurse and/or anesthesia.*

2. Prepares for scheduled operative procedures, ensuring that necessary equipment, instruments and supplies are available and ready for use.*

3. Maintains a clean and safe OR environment; cleans rooms and sterilizes equipment. Restocks OR with standard supplies and assists in updating surgical instrument sets. Maintains power equipment and specialty instrumentation within assigned specialty areas.*

4. Assists in the transportation of patients to and from the OR; verifies patient identity; assists with lifting and positioning of patient for surgical procedures.*

5. May assist as second circulator under the direction of a registered nurse. Prepares materials to be presented in dept in-service education programs as assigned. Assists in the trial and evaluation of new surgical products. Provides input to managers in developing new policies and procedures for the department. Participates on committees as assigned.*

6. Performs other related duties as assigned.*
Minimum Qualifications

1. High school diploma or equivalent and...
Equivalent DMC surgical technician training program or...
Equivalent combination of training and/or experience or...
Successful completion of an accredited surgical technician program.
2. Certification by the Association of Surgical Technologists highly desirable.
3. One to two years experience as a surgical technician preferred.
Skills Required

1. Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively and efficiently with nursing and medical staff in stressful and emergency situations.
2. Physical stamina for prolonged standing, walking, and lifting.
3. Manual dexterity and visual acuity including ability to see fine discriminate detail, to pass instruments, cut sutures, hold retractors, etc.
4. Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy required.
Patient Age Statement Applies: X Does not Apply:

___ Employees with Patient Contact
Based on observation, demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients serviced on assigned unit(s). Demonstrated knowledge includes principles of growth and development over each patient's life span. Provides care needed as described in department policies and procedures.

_X__ Nursing/Patient Care
Based on observation, demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages of the patients serviced on assigned unit(s). Demonstrated knowledge includes principles of growth and development over each patient s life span. Possesses ability to assess data reflective of each patient's status and interprets appropriate information needed to identify each patient's age-specific requirements. Provides care needed as described in department policies and procedures.

Working Conditions: N/A
Reporting Relationships: As assigned
Pay Grade:

Job Family: X Clerical/Technical Leadership
Professional/Administrative Union
Please note that the primary purpose of this job posting summary is to set a rate of pay for this job classification. Only those duties and responsibilities necessary for proper job evaluation and labor market analysis have been included. Other duties and responsibilities will be assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

1. Associates Degree/Diploma required. BSN preferred.

2. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse by the state of Michigan.

3. One to two years of progressively more responsible experience with evidence of increasing leadership abilities.

4. Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, delegate to others and facilitate processes.

5. Minimum Level 6 of the Promoting Excellence Performance Criteria, if an internal candidate, preferred.

6. BLS required, ACLS preferred

Other Patient Care Professionals

Work Shift
Split Shift - Afternoons/Days

Benefit Status

Bi-Weekly Hours

Work Week

At Detroit Medical Center (DMC), we are committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this web site, please contact the DMC facility where the position is available, for further assistance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual disability.


The largest healthcare provider in Michigan, DMC operates seven hospitals, two nursing centers and more than 100 outpatient facilities throughout southeast Michigan, and is affiliated with Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

A nonprofit corporation, established in 1985, the DMC is the largest non-governmental employer in Detroit. The DMC continues to meet the health care needs of a growing community, offering the best in medical research and development, advanced technology and optimum clinical services.

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