Surgical Technologist III - Operating Room
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Surgical Technologist III (ST III) proficiently provides perioperative patient care through the use of equipment and instrumentation. The ST III assists the surgical team in performing operative and/or invasive procedures utilizing proper aseptic technique. The ST III works under the direction of a Registered Nurse and uses knowledge and expertise to act as a role model and resource for other staff.
1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
a. Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist Program or comparable US military program.
b. Licensure/Certification: Certified as a Surgical Technologist by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or the National Center for Competency Testing. Current CPR certification.
2. Work Experience: Three (3) years of experience as a surgical technologist and/or demonstrated proficiency in two or more surgical specialties.
3. Management Experience: N/A
4. Equipment Operated: Surgical instruments and equipment
5. Skills/Knowledge: Demonstrates clinical competence in all specialty areas and clinical proficiency in a specified number of specialty areas, as determined by individual facility needs.
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Bilingual Skills Required. No
Writing /Composing (Correspondence)
2. Other Skills:
Medical Terms PC Word Proc
3. Work Schedule:
Weekends Holidays Flexible On Call
4. Other Requirements: Computer and/or Key Entry Experience