Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

The Surgical Technologist I (ST I) assists the surgical team in operative procedures utilizing proper aseptic technique. The ST I has current knowledge of equipment, suture, and procedures being performed. The ST I demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness.

This position is exclusively for individuals grandfathered under Texas Health and Safety Code Title 4, Subtitle B, Chapter 259.002(a)(3).

Please see Surgical Technologist II job description for hires after Sept. 1, 2009.

Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
Note: Surgical Technologists are required to hold and maintain certification as a Surgical Technologist by the Texas Health and Safety Code Title 4, Subtitle B, Chapter 259.002(a)(1) (see Surgical Technologist II job description)

Surgical Technologists employed to practice surgical technology in a health care facility before Sept. 1, 2009 are grandfathered under Texas Health and Safety Code Title 4, Subtitle B, Chapter 259.002(a)(3). They are not required to successfully complete an accredited educational program for surgical technologists and hold and maintain certification as a surgical technologist to be employed as a surgical technologist on or after Sept. 1, 2009.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent. See above

Licensure/Certification: Grandfathered see above note

Work Experience: Must be employed by Harris Health System prior to Sept. 1, 2009 to hold this title - see above.

Equipment Operated: Surgical equipment and instruments.

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)

Medical Terms

WORK SCHEDULE: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Computer and/or Key Entry Experience

Application Instructions

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