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McLaren Health Care is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care with locations in Michigan and Indiana. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S.

Surgical Technologist- Operating Room

McLaren Oakland
23001106 Requisition #


Position Summary: Assists surgeons and other medical professionals in operating rooms and similar environments. Prepares patients, rooms and equipment for pending surgical procedures. Assists during those procedures as part of the surgical team.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares operating rooms, ensuring that all equipment and supplies needed for the procedure are properly disinfected, assembled and in working order.

2.     Ensures the preparation and maintenance of the sterile field in operating room.

3.     Provides supportive care during the pre-operative phase.

  1. Prepares patient's skin for surgery; moves and positions patients in the operating room; monitors vital signs and observes status.

5.     During surgery performs scrub functions including passing sterile surgical equipment to surgeons, may cut sutures, tracking items used/performing instrument counts, collecting and labeling specimens taken and helping dress a patient's wounds. May transport patient after procedure.

  1. Ensures that operating rooms are clean, sterile and stocked prior to next procedure.
  2. Performs clerical duties such as ordering supplies, maintaining logs, pulling up and/or entering patient information, doing inventory and supporting the administrative and clerical staff as needed.
  3. Delivers compassionate support, attention, and assistance to patients and families.
  4. Ensures compliance with all health care regulations, including HIPAA and OSHA.
  5. Maintains safe and clean working environment and protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control, hazardous waste and other policies and protocols.

11.  Performs other related duties as required and directed.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of an accredited surgical technology training program.
  • One month of job-related experience and/or training.
  • BLS certification.



  • One year of experience in a medical setting.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A basic understanding of patient care, medical terminology, anatomy, surgical techniques and equipment, coding procedures for surgical technologist practice scope.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Working knowledge of sterile and aseptic technique.
  • Familiarity with electronic medical health care record systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple requests and prioritize appropriately.
  • Ability to work in stressful situations.

Equal Opportunity Employer

McLaren Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, height or weight, protected veteran or other classification protected by law.

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