Surgical Technologist

  • Location: Glenwood, MN
  • Posted: Oct 14, 2019

Job Description

Glacial Ridge Hospital is seeking a full-time, certified Surgical Technologist to assist surgeons, registered nurses, and other members of the surgical team in the operating room. Work with the surgical team to achieve a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment. Maintain a high degree of patient safety and strict infection control procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the sterile field throughout surgical procedures.
  • Assist the surgical team with scrubbing in and putting on gowns and gloves.
  • Pass surgical instruments to surgeons as needed during surgical procedures.
  • Hold retractors and complete additional tasks at surgeon’s request during procedures.
  • Handle tissue specimens obtained for laboratory analysis.
  • Count sponges, rags, needles, sharps, and instruments before, during, and after procedures.
  • Assist with sterile processing of instrumentation when on call.
  • Clean, organize and restock the operating room following surgical procedures.
  • Prepare patients for surgical procedures.
  • Offer technical assistance to the surgical team: surgeons, nurses, and CRNA’s.
  • Assist in other areas of the hospital as trained and directed.

Performance Standards:

  • To provide an overall safe and productive environment that meets or exceeds standards set by the organization.
  • To be a team player, to be a self-starter.
  • To be able to tolerate extended periods of standing while assisting during surgery.
  • Regular attendance is necessary for continued employment.


  • Full-Time


  • Completion of a certificate program in surgical technology.
  • Certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
  • Two years of experience in a similar position preferred.
  • Special training in the principles of sterilization.
  • Ability to monitor yourself, others, and machines to ensure proper performance.
  • Consistent ability to coordinate tasks and actions with a team.
  • Excellent active listening and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be very conscientious about doing work carefully and accurately.
  • Must meet physical requirements of the job including persistent arm-hand steadiness, and manual dexterity.
  • Must receive annual influenza vaccine.

Contact Information

Alexis Guggisberg

Human Resources Assistant Manager



Employment Type

  • Full Time

Glacial Ridge Health System

10 Fourth Avenue SE
Glenwood, MN 56334

Opened: 1940

Phone: (320) 634-4521

Fax: (320) 634-4521