Job details

Location: Louisville, KY

Salary: $21 / Hour - $37 / Hour

POSITION TYPE: Allied Health

SPECIALTY UNIT: Certified Surgical Technologist – CST / CVOR Tech

LOCATION: Louisville, KY

SHIFT: Days ;  12, 10 or 9-hour shifts, days/evenings with on call

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the Surgical Technologist / CVOR Tech assist the surgical team in delivering direct and indirect care to the patient in the Operating Room, providing quality health care through the development of an organizational climate that is professional, compassionate and responsive to the patient, physicians and Associates.

The Surgical Technologist / CVOR Tech must possess knowledge, judgment and skills based on the principles of biological, physiological, behavioral and social sciences within the scope of a Surgical Technologist basic training program.  The Surgical Technologist / CVOR Tech assists the surgical team in identifying patient needs and plans and initiates interventions for resolution when applicable.


  • Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities.
  • Assists in damp dusting light fixtures, tables, Mayo and ring stands.
  • Assists in checking supplies, instruments and equipment against preference card and/or obtaining any missing items.
  • Responsible for scrubbing assigned procedures.
  • Anticipates the surgeon’s needs in performing the operation and provides for a safe and sterile surgical environment.
  • Uses supplies and suture judiciously.
  • Accurately handles all specimens.
  • Assists in cleaning the patient prior to applying surgical dressing.
  • Assists in the care and maintenance of instruments, equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the location, care and operation of all surgical instruments, equipment and supplies.
  • Assists in cleaning and restocking all the operating rooms.
  • Initiates and/or assists in updating preference cards.
  • Adheres to Universal Precautions.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Seeks opportunities to improve department or interdepartmental processes.
  • Serves as a clinical resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care
  • Takes appropriate measures to ensure safety of patients.

Job Benefits:

  • Health Benefits
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Medical Plan Options, Dental & Vision
  • And much more!


  • Current BCLS certification
  • Certification CST by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or TS-C by National Center for Competency Testing.
  • MUST have certification of CST by NBSTSA
  • Graduate of a formal training program in operating room technology and/or from an accredited school of Nursing, must pass CST exam within 180 days of graduation
  • Two years’ Operating Room Experience preferred
  • Ortho and Neuro experience strongly preferred
  • CVOR or Kidney Transplant experience is great.  Strong general surgery experience considered as well.

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