Surgical Technologist I - CST

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021

Job Description


At Maine Medical Center, we aim to provide our patients with the safest, highest-quality care possible. This commitment extends to our health care clinicians, through a dedication to creating an exceptional work environment which attracts and retains only the most talented medical and support staff. As a local and national leader in quality, we challenge ourselves every day to find a better way, keep patients safe, and improve each outcome.

This Position is eligible for a $3,000 Sign-On Bonus for new grads, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus for experienced Techs, and $10,000 for experienced Cardiac Surg Tech.  Plus Relocation Assistance available

  • Position Summary
    • Performs first scrub role on core cases of assigned services. Directly assists the surgeon by passing sterile instruments and supplies at the sterile field.  Demonstrates ability to anticipate surgeon's requests on core cases of assigned services, expediting the process of surgery and improving patient outcomes.  Shares responsibility with the RN for countable items at the field.  Demonstrates knowledge of medications and uses in the Operating Room.  Assists with the mixing and administration of heparin, local anesthesia, radiology  contrast dyes, antibiotic solutions, Papaverin, Thrombin, Properly labels all medication on the sterile field.  Able to meet the specific care need of the patient as relates to the patient's age group.  When performing second scrub role, responsibilities including holding retractors, sponging or suctioning the operative site as directed by the surgeon.  Understand and properly uses instrumentation/equipment, considering the maintenance, safety and availability. Participates in the teaching of staff and students appropriate to one’s experience.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Knowledge of aseptic technique and operating room standards and procedures, acquired through completion of course in an approved school of Surgical Technology.
    • License/Certifications: Certification required within 6 months of employment or at the discretion of the Department Director.
    • Experience: N/A
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with others.
    • Ability to stand continually for several hours, and move, position, transport patients stretchers, equipment and etc.
    • Ability to concentrate on detail and adjust quickly to changes of assignment.
    • Demonstrates responsibility for identification of techs own learning needs and communicates these needs to the appropriate resource staff.

Why Work Here

Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, Maine Medical Center has the depth and scope of services and opportunities that can challenge the new graduate or the experienced professional. We are committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals. We are proud to be part of the MaineHealth family, Maine’s largest integrated health system of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations.


As part of MaineHealth, Maine’s largest employer, we offer a comprehensive benefits program, including: company paid health and dental insurance; vision insurance;  401(k); tuition assistance; Paid Time Off Program, Paid Parental Leave, and  discounted home and auto insurance. You’ll also enjoy the employee discounts you’ll receive with our ‘Perks Card’ and neat benefits like discounts on pet insurance, cell phones and more!
MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status