Surgical Technologist, First Shift, Surgery Department

Job Description

Surgical Technologist, First Shift, Surgery Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Surgical Technologist for the surgery department for the first shift at West Chester Hospital. (External) We're offering a $20,000 sign-on bonus!

The Surgery Department Surgical Technologist will support West Chester Hospital's operating room (OR) and Level III Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs. The major focus is on the scrub role but may also include an assistant circulator role under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. West Chester Hospital was recognized among a listing of the World's Best Hospitals for the world-class clinical care provided to the Greater Cincinnati Region and beyond. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

Unit Details:
  • Management is very hands on when it comes to helping hone your skills.
  • Even though there is an on-call schedule, there are less here than at other UC sites.
  • The surgical technologist needs to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in a variety of surgical specialties and the initiative to continually expand and refine clinical skills. It is also someone who identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication, or operates equipment safely.


  • Communicates with the Perioperative Team Manager, Primary Nurse and/or Specialty Tech regarding changes to surgeon preference sheets, case cart sheets, and service manuals based on surgeon requests and current practice and knowledge. Is available to the Perioperative Team Manager and Daily Operations Manager for assignment as needed to meet the operational needs of Perioperative Services.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment, and involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different patient needs resulting from behavioral health problems, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Provides a safe, efficient environment for the surgical patients, and is able to recognize emergency situations and institutes established corrective actions.
  • Exhibits knowledge of care and use of all equipment, instruments and supplies used for surgical procedures.
  • Displays dexterity in the use of surgical instruments and knowledge of step-by-step procedures for specific surgical interventions and recognizes the importance of teamwork, consideration, and cooperation.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High school graduate or GED required.
  • Preferred: graduate of accredited surgical technology program, two-year associate degree in Surgical Technology preferred.
  • Computer literacy; demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

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