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Surgical Technician - Full-time, Days, Baptist Hospital

Baptist Health Care
United States, Florida, Pensacola
June 23, 2024
Job Description

The Surgical Technician III performs technical skills and provides assistance to surgeons, anesthesia personnel, registered nurses, and other professionals in the operating room. This position works under the supervision of the registered nurse in delivering safe, effective care to the patient during the intra operative period. This position effectively interacts with patients and health care team members, while maintaining the surgical department standards; participates in surgical procedures on patients of all age groups, pediatric through geriatrics: may assist in circulating duties under the direct supervision of a qualified registered nurse.


  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of surgical procedures and instrumentation.
  • Maintains current knowledge/certification.
  • Maintains supplies/inventory for department.
  • Performs all responsibilities/duties required, as defined in the scope of service, to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed.
  • Performs all responsibilities/duties required by surgical services as defined in the scope of service to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed.
  • Assumes responsibility for daily personnel assignment/monitoring patient care and overall unit activities, in accordance with established standards.
  • Assesses and diagnoses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care to assigned patients.
  • Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.
  • Evaluates the identified problems, care provided and patient's responses are reassessed to meet patient and family needs to ensure overall quality of care delivered.
  • Maintains up to date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team, to ensure quality care.
  • Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned.
  • Maintains current knowledge/certification/licensure.
  • Supports Professional Governance through engagement and support of the Unit Based Council and other nursing councils.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned to support the operational needs of the department and organization.
  • May be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.


Minimum Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and Technical Diploma/Certificate Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology Required or Certificate of Completion Military trained corpsmen, Hospital on the job training program Required.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Practical Nurse If an LPN, State of Florida or eligible compact state Upon Hire Required.
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS) American Heart Association Upon Hire Required.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Must be able to return to the hospital/facility within 30 minutes of a Callback.
  • Possesses a strong character and unyielding sense of integrity with "a surgical conscious"
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow through very important
  • Ability to stand for long periods, strength to hold extremities, and/or instrument retractors for long periods
  • Possesses ability to move quickly without sacrificing quality and accuracy
  • Good memory, able to anticipate surgeon and patient needs well in advance.
  • Knowledge of sterilization and disinfection.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in critical care nursing, knowledge and skills.
  • Must be able to return to the hospital/facility within 30 minutes of a callback.

About Us

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.
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