Surgical Tech-AKMH Surgery-Full Time
Lafayette General Health
 Kaplan, LA

Location: AKMH

Employment Status: FT


Cares for patients in the hospital, or other medical facility, under direction of nursing and/or physicians, by performing the following duties. Provides exceptional service and/or care to all patients, customers and team members.


  • Demonstrates clinical competency in his/her area of practice
  • Organizes duties in order of priority and demand
  • Assists with the preparation of instruments, supplies, and equipment for the planned procedure
  • Participates in the universal protocol/time-out procedure
  • Demonstrates knowledge and preparedness for patient's needs based on age-related criteria
  • Assists with patient preparation and draping of the operative/procedural site
  • Assists in monitoring and controlling environment, noise, and traffic flow
  • Operates mechanical, electrical, and air powered equipment according to manufacturer's instructions; removes malfunctioning equipment from use and follows appropriate procedure for removal from patient care area and communicates malfunction by describing what is not working properly to those that need information
  • Monitors and maintains integrity of sterile field at all times and communicates any break in aseptic technique to nurse
  • Handles specimens according to hospital policy
  • Follows hospital policy and/or nurses' direction regarding counting of sharps/instruments and sponges
  • Communicates any patient safety concerns to nurse
  • Anticipates needs of surgical field and requests supplies in a timely manner
  • Labels all medication in sterile fields according to policy and procedure
  • Minimizes turnover by initiating activities as needed, i.e. cleaning floor, wiping furniture, etc.
  • Observes and reports skin color and integrity upon removal of bovie and positioning pads as applicable
  • Assists in the organization and updating of preference cards
  • Collaborates with team to restock room and remove excess supplies and equipment
  • Makes efficient use of down time, seeks out work, willing to work on special projects
  • Demonstrates consistent and appropriate use of engineering controls, work practice controls, and personal protective equipment as directed by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  • Maintains a neat and clean patient environment
  • Performs other duties as required




  • High School or Equivalent


Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior

Other information:

  • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients' rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas