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Surgical Technologist

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Surgical Technologist - Surgery 001 - Full-Time, Day - 40 hours weekly Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo, MI.

Schedule: Full Time, 7:00am - 5:30pm, 40 hours per week, variable days including weekends, holidays, and call per unit rotation.  This is a float position between Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery.

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As an associate with Ascension Michigan, you will have the opportunity to assist the surgical team to provide patient care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Demonstrates increasing knowledge of physical and technical requirements of surgical intervention: Highly complex surgical cases/specialty resources. Acts as a resource person regarding instrumentation requirements, availability and set up. Able and willing to troubleshoot. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Ability to scrub more than three specialties proficiently. Willingness to assist circulator and takes initiative to ensure availability of necessary equipment. Expert in chosen specialty area; performs all specialty procedures independently, is identified as a resource person for more than 1 specialty. Acts as preceptor to actively train new staff and participate in the orientation process, offering performance feedback to management. Responsible for maintaining effective communication skills. Participates in monitoring and maintaining resources in specific department. Understands and contributes to the vision/mission and goals of the department. Works in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored. Handles and labels medications on the sterile field under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.


  • Follows the aseptic technique standard within the surgical setting and corrects any break in technique.
  • Arranges operating room equipment and supplies following surgeons preference card and procedure requirements.
  • Follows policy and procedure standards for sponge, needle and instrument counts.
  • Receives, prepares and maintains tissue and lab specimens for pathologys.
  • Uses the computer to pull preference cards and mark supplies used in room set up.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all specialty areas, roles and responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist in the surgical setting.
  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certified Surgical Technologist credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date preferred.


  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma/GED required Completion of an approved Surgical Technologist program prior to hire date or job transfer date preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Two (2) years of current surgical technologist experience required. If no qualified applicants apply, may consider candidates with less experience who have completed an approved Surgical Technologist program and are otherwise qualified. Five (5) years of relevant experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 432065
Category: Surgical Services
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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