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Surgical Technologist I

Primary Location Honolulu, Hawaii Job Number 1050852 Date posted 03/22/2022
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Under direct supervision,  serves as scrub person for basic surgical procedures; prepares instruments and operating room for surgery; troubleshoots, reports, and removes from service faulty equipment; inventories and monitors instruments, sponges and needles on operative field; anticipates surgeons and patient care needs; performs or assists in sterile preps; maintains appropriate quantities of surgical supplies and equipment; assists with decontaminating and cleaning rooms, furniture, equipment according to established procedures. In addition, serves as scrub person for complex surgical procedures; provides orientation/training to Surgical Tech IIs and IIIs; serves as resource/reference to surgical team with regards to surgical instrumentation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as scrub person for complex surgical procedures.

  • Follows department procedures for scrub persons; assembles surgical packs, supplies and instruments for surgical cases, prepares operating room for surgery; assures sterile packages integrity and expiration date before opening; inspects instruments and power equipment prior to use to assure operational order; troubleshoots, reports, and removes faulty instrument and equipment from service ; assures adequate amount of appropriate supplies and instrumentation are available in accordance with surgeons preference; counts all instruments, needles and sponges with Registered Nurse according to procedure.

  • Inventories and monitors instruments, sponges and needles on operative field using department count procedures; adjusts instrumentation and supplies to changes in procedures and patient condition; assists with monitoring and reporting blood and fluid loss during cases; In conjunction with Registered Nurse, ascertains correctness of count prior to closure of body cavities and surgical wound. assist circulating nurse with restocking the room at end of shift.

  • Anticipates surgeons needs; As directed by surgeon, assists surgeon by draping patients, holding/passing instruments, retractors, sutures and medications, applying surgical dressings, suctioning and sponging surgical wounds, holding extremities, and moving patients.

  • Recognizes and reports emergency situations; under direction of surgeon or nurse, adjusts priorities and participates in resolving problems as appropriate.

  • Assists in identification, labeling and proper specimen disposition using departmental procedures.

  • Performs or assists in sterile preps as needed/requested; monitors aseptic techniques of surgical team members at field; reports and Corrects breaks in sterile technique immediately; controls location of contaminated instruments and supplies.

  • Maintains appropriate quantities of surgical supplies and equipment; restocks room with necessary equipment and supplies; apprises supervisor of special requests for surgical supplies and equipment.

  • Assists with decontamination of all equipment, instruments and supplies as necessary; assists with cleaning rooms, furniture, and equipment according to established procedures.

  • Orients and trains Surgical Technologist IIs and IIIs as needed; provides feedback of same to Supervisor; reviews, recommends and assists in updating department policies, procedures and protocols for surgical technologists.

  • Serves as resource/reference source to Surgical Technologists  and other staff members with regards to surgical instrumentation; provides and conducts in-services as needed.

  • Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of specialization.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service.

  • Performs other duties and accepts responsibility as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:



  • Minimum two (2) years as Surgical Technologist and full competency of skills as evidenced by ability to scrub for ALL of following cases: general surgery, orthopedics, gynecology, eyes, ENT, plastics, neurosurgery, vascular, thoracic and genito-urinary.



  • Completion of an accredited Surgical Technology training program; or equivalent combination of education (lesser) & experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.


License, Certification, Registration

  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, decision making, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, systems thinking, teamwork, initiative, and detail-orientation.

  • Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone.

  • Reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.

  • Training/giving and receiving instructions.

  • Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience scrubbing in an acute hospital setting.

  • Post High School OR training course work.

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST).

Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Moanalua Ancillary Building Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: HL5|UNITE HERE|Local 5 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Moanalua Medical Center - Operating Room-1 - 1201 Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.