Surgical Technologist – Surgical Services

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
September 14, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
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Position Summary


As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada's highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.
We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.

Position Summary:
Assists surgeons throughout surgery as a member of the surgical team. Duties include anticipating the surgeon's needs for procedures and instruments, maintaining sterility and transporting patients.

Job Requirement

Equivalent to graduation from high school and graduation from an accredited program for surgical technologist or completed a training program administered by the United States Public Health Service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Certified Surgical Technologist by the National Board of Surgical Technology. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements


  • Minimum two (2) years recent (within the past five (5) years) acute care surgical tech in the following areas: OR, PACU, ASU, Trauma experience.
  • The ability and flexibility to work days, evenings, night shifts, and/or weekends as required by the needs of the department and the available shift at hire.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Anatomy and physiology; microbiology; pharmacology; medical-legal considerations involved in patient care; infection control and sterilization procedures; surgical equipment, instruments and supplies; methods for draping patients; proper lifting techniques; environmental safety principles and procedures; variety of surgical techniques; body mechanics; a variety of equipment, varying according to specialty (video systems, lithotripter (ESWL & EHL), YAG, carbon dioxide lasers and x-rays); department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and procedures; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices.Skill in:
Operating room procedures; setting up and restocking operating room; surgical procedures; identifying patient emergency situations and instituting proper response procedures; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, strength to examine varied patients, vision to read printed materials and VDT screens, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: 9/19/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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