Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Surgical Technologist Extern

Job Locations US-KY-Prestonsburg
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Allied Health
Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center
Posted Date
4 months ago(5/30/2023 8:31 AM)
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
Operating & Recovery Room
Day Shift


The Surgical Technologist Extern is accountable for performing a variety of duties in the Operating Room and Central Sterile Supply to assist the surgical team, under the supervision, guidance, and direction of a certified surgical technologist, or central sterile supply technician.


Under the continuous direct on-site supervision of a Surgical Technologist or Central Sterile Supply Technician:

  • Sets up tables, instruments, and supplies required for specific operation. Carries out surgical asepsis.
  • Assists the surgical team during operative procedure.
  • Assists in the preparation for surgical procedures.
  • Assists in the preoperative preparation of patients.
  • Assists with table equipment, positioning of patients, and application of dressings.
  • Assists with preparing the operative specimen for delivery to laboratory for analysis.
  • Assists in transporting patients to and from the Operating Room, Recovery Room, and patient care areas.
  • Assists in cleaning the Operating Room, equipment, and instruments following surgery.
  • Stocks supplies in work areas.
  • Participates in daily and monthly departmental cleaning assignments.
  • Prepares Operating Room for the next case or the next day.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patient care.
  • Assures quality production of CSS trays and packs to decontaminate and sterilize surgical instruments.
  • When assisting in CSS, assembles packs, trays, etc. according to established procedure.
  • Transports sterile packs and trays to proper storage area.

                                Performs other duties as assigned.


• High school diploma or GED equivalent.
• Enrollment in accredited Surgical Technologist Program
• Current Transcripts and Copy of Skills Evaluation on basic procedures
• Recommendation Letter from 2 Instructors
• Basic Life Support Certification


Minimum Work Experience
• N/A


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Ability to function in and adapt appropriately to a fast-moving, cross-unit team environment.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Prior experience handling confidential matters with appropriate discretion.
• To handle multiple, simultaneous tasks in a timely manner.
• Collaborative attitude with the many different departments.
• Must maintain positive, professional communications skills when working with co-workers
• Detail oriented


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