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SR TECH - OR (FULL TIME) - (27545)

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SR TECH - OR (FULL TIME) - (27545)

Facility Name
Northwest Texas Healthcare System
AMARILLO, TX 79106 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Job Description



POSITION SUMMARY:  A person prepared in various, complex, technical surgical skills who actively participates in the care of the surgical patient. Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, attends to the patient's direct care needs and performs tasks as delegated by the RN Works in a partnership with a RN; does not assume an independent assignment. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives in collaboration with other health team members. 

Provision of Services

  1. Assists the RN with implementation of an age appropriate plan of care through tasks routinely delegated by the RN and tasks delegated by the RN based on patient’s condition and the individual’s skills.

  2. Can first and second scrub simple uncomplicated surgical cases applicable to the Sr. Tech level.

  3. Demonstrates both knowledge and technical expertise regarding sterile processing.

  4. Demonstrates both knowledge and technical expertise regarding procedures, equipment, supplies, instruments, and surgical sequence for all procedures applicable to the Sr. Tech level (see attached Sr. Tech Orientation Checklist).

  5. Demonstrates ability to use prior knowledge in adapting to and learning new procedures.

  6. Assists the RN to provide an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and employees.

Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work.

A hospital is only as good as its caregivers. That's why we're looking for allied health professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for employees who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. We're looking for exceptional professionals who share our vision and values.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


Job Requirements


  1. High School diploma or equivalent required
  2. Was employed to practice surgical technology in a healthcare facility before September 1, 2009 or
  3. Is in the service of the federal government, to the extent the person is performing duties related to that service
  4. Completion of a surgical technologist program with certification exam eligibility - certification preferred.
  5. Two years surgical technology experience preferred.

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

1.             Ability to converse, read, and write in English.

2.             Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, vendors, and others.

3.             Ability to remain calm under stress.

4.             Ability to respond to pages.

5.             Bending, lifting (25 lbs. minimum), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, pulling, squatting, and prolonged walking and standing.

6.             Exposure to infectious organisms, agents and toxic chemicals.

7.             Ability to make decisions within the limitations of the job.



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