Surgical Tech At Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, you will join a team that is setting the pace for surgical care to advance medical discoveries and outcomes on behalf of our patients. Our perioperative services teams treat complex cases from a wide range of specialties.
The Surgical Tech assists with patients, equipment preparation, aseptic technique, and surgical procedures in the operating room.
Prepares the operating room for surgery by assembling routine supplies, materials, instruments, and equipment; obtains special supplies indicated by physician.
Set up and operate a variety of specialized instrumentation, manual and powered equipment.
Follows procedures for pre and post-operative accounting of sharps, sponges and instruments used in the surgical set up.
Accountable for the care and handling of instruments and equipment.
Maintains inventory of sterile surgical supplies to ensure immediate availability.
Operates sterilization equipment for the proper sterilization of surgical instruments.
Follows established sterilization policy and procedures.
Assists in evaluating various products, supplies and equipment pertinent to the operating room.
Assists in the preparation, transportation, and positioning of patients for surgery and provides for the physical comfort, safety and privacy during the intra-operative patient.
Observes patient for symptoms which may indicate a change in condition; reports significant observations to the appropriate member of the medical team for immediate attention.
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles of sterile technique and infection control; practices appropriate procedures to maintain a sterile environment.
Appropriately cleans surgical instruments and equipment.
Prepares tissue and other specimens for laboratory analyses. Performs other related duties as required.
A high school diploma or equivalent.
Successful completion of a surgical technician training program or equivalent job training.
Certified as a surgical technician or two years of experience in lieu of certification.
Heartsaver certification required.
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is Atlanta's longest-serving hospital. Today, the 410-bed, acute-care facility is recognized as one of the top specialty-referral hospitals in the Southeast. Emory Saint Joseph’s is a leader among all Georgia hospitals and is part of the Emory Healthcare system, Georgia’s only health system with three Magnet®-designated hospitals.