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Position requires applicant to be currently enrolled in a Surgical Technician / OR Tech program.


The Surgical Technician Trainee learns and performs the clinical rotations under the direction and supervision of a training instructor within an accredited Surgical Technology program. The individual is expected to complete training curriculum, specified clinical rotations and specified on-the-job training. The trainee performs a variety of indirect and direct patient care duties. Upon successful completion of the program, the individual may transition into a Surgical Technologist, I role. The trainee role is a time limited position.

1. Maintains an environment of safety for patients, self and others.
2. Completes duties according to the individual needs of the patient with full consideration of patient safety needs.
3. Reviews Physician preference lists, check supplies and instruments required for each surgical procedure.
4. Implements appropriate Instrument table set up, prepares and maintains sterile field throughout the surgical procedure.
5. Places equipment and supplies in operating room and arranges equipment, according to instructions.
6. Assists team members to place and position patient on table.
7. Hands instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors, cuts sutures, and performs other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation.
8. Understands and complies with OR policy and procedures and protocols.
9. Puts unused supplies and instruments away at the end of the case.
10. Assists with room turn over and clean up.

Other Information Other information:
Education Requirements:
None required as long as other position qualifications are met.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
Basic Life Support Certification required
Professional Experience Requirements:
None required
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintain ace instructions, and policy and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from patients, physicians, family members and other Rex staff. Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions, and to define problems, collect data.

Job Details Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Johnston Health

Organization Unit: Operating Room –

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Salary Range: $18.20 – $25.86 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Smithfield

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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