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Surgical Technologist II - Surgery - Winnie Palmer Hospital


Surgical Technologist II - Surgery - Winnie Palmer Hospital

Department: WPH Surgery
Variable Full Time
ReqID: req34100

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Located on the downtown Orlando campus, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies provides programs and services focusing on the unique needs of women and babies. Orlando Health Winnie Palmer provides specialized care that covers all facets of women's health, from comprehensive gynecological services and minimally invasive surgeries to obstetrics and high-risk pregnancies and births. It is recognized by the World Health Organization and UNICEF as Baby-Friendly, is certified in perinatal care by The Joint Commission, is “Magnet” recognized for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care and is designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and in Robotic Surgery. Orlando Health Winnie Palmer welcomes nearly 14,000 babies each year. The hospital's 350beds include 142 neonatal intensive care beds, making it one of the largest neonatal intensive care units under one roof in the country.

The WPH Peri-Operative Department includes the Operating Room Suite, the Pre-Anesthesia Care Area, and Post Anesthesia Care Unit

The WPH Peri-Operative Department, in conjunction with Anesthesia Services, offers peri[1]operative care to in and outpatient females who meet the anesthesia ASA Class I, II, III or IV physical status criteria of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

• The major services include elective surgical procedures and GYN Oncology Procedures for women.
• Patients having local, general, monitored anesthesia care, or regional anesthesia are treated.
• The surgical service staffs are scheduled to provide flexible nursing care and services for elective scheduled, urgent and emergency cases around the clock.
• WPH Surgery Department provides coverage for urgent and emergent cases 24/7.

Winnie Palmer Hospital is seeking for a Surgical Technologist II to demonstrate through clinical practice a clear understanding of sterile technique and has a working knowledge of the specialized instrumentation and equipment required for a variety of special procedures.


One year surgical tech experience.


  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of:
  • Surgical Technology training program; or
  • U. S. Military Medical Core Training; or
  • completion of an equivalent on-the-job training program with 7 years recent surgical tech experience.


  • National certification as Surgical Technologist eligible and completed within six months of hire date from one of the following:
    • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (www.nbstsa.org) – renewed every 4 years; or
    • Tech in Surgery - Certified by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (www.ncctinc.com) – renewed annually.
  • Maintains current BLS/HealthCare Provider certification.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews preference and verifies case cart completely prior to case.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of an orderly surgical field and for consistently passing instruments and supplies quickly and efficiently to the surgeon.
  • Able to anticipate and prioritize the needs of the various steps associated with the procedure.
  • Takes part in sponge, needle and instruments counts as dictated by the procedure.
  • Responsible for maintaining the surgical specimen in a manner which identifies and preserves them for pathology evaluation.
  • Assists in ordering and stocking of specialty supplies under the direction of management staff and departmental guidelines.
  • Transports and delivers items, equipment, and medications (excluding controlled substances and IV chemotherapy drugs) throughout the facility.
  • May have limited access to areas storing medications.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions:

  • Participates in Environments of Care Quality Indicators (Q1) activities as assigned.
  • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues, patient rights and compliance with the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Practices efficient use of supplies.
  • Maintains a clear, safe and organized unit.

ADDRESS: 83 W. Miller St (WPH) Orlando FL 32806


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