PRN - OR Surgical Technologist - University Health Surgery Center
Kansas City, MO
Job Description

Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

Our Hospital Hill campus is located in the UMKC Health Sciences District: a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best possible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, teamwork and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC's tagline is: "Better. For Everyone." It is a simple statement, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients.

The OR surgical technologist gathers and prepares instruments and equipment for surgical procedures; provides quality and safety to the patient guided by principles of surgical asepsis; anticipates the surgeon's needs at the field; is flexible and works well under ever changing conditions, and is a resource and mentor for surgical technologist new to the OR department and in orientation. The OR surgical technologist scrubs a wide variety of different procedures and has knowledge and skill to adapt to changes in the patient's condition.

Required Skills

Minimum Requirements

  • High school Diploma or GED.
  • Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) OR formal training in the military as a surgical corpsman or medic OR a minimum of three (3) years demonstrated scrub experience performing a wide variety of procedures.
  • Current BLS and must remain current to retain position
  • Has completed OR department orientation and passed the skills competency tests
  • Ability to stand for the majority of the work time; sometimes wearing a 10 lb. x-ray apron for several hours at a time; lifting 50lbs., pushing/pulling 125lbs.,frequent lifting 1-25lb. sterile trays during the course of the day.
  • Good communication and written skills.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and changing conditions; flexibility to adapt to scheduling changes and changes in patient condition. Good time management skills and ability to be self-directed.

Required Experience
Job Type Full-time