Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Certified Scrub Technician

    Job Location US-TX-Cleburne
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    Texas Health Surgery Center Cleburne:

    Multispecialty surgery center performing approximately 400-500 surgeries per month. Large pain population performing steroid injections, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps. Orthopedics: specializing in arthroscopies and total joints (knees, hips and shoulders) . The center also performs plastics including 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage breast reconstruction, ophthalmology- cataracts and plastics, general surgeries, cholecystectomies, inguinal hernia repair, ENT- tonsillectomies, ear tubes, adenoidectomies, tympanoplasty and sinus surgeries. The center also performs endoscopies and minor gynecology surgeries.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Certified Surgical Technician assists the surgical team during operative procedures.  Understands and applies principles of asepsis.  Arranges the sterile set-up for procedures and passes instruments as needed to the operating team.  CST is able to anticipate the surgeon’s needs in such a manner that the surgeon need not divert his attention from the operative field.  CST is able to assist in preparing and moving patients and cleaning/sterilizing instruments and the operating room.  The CST is responsible for the provision of surgical care to meet identified patient outcomes and to achieve facility goals as directed by the Registered Nurse.

    Minimum of 3 years’ operating room experience. Must be able to set up and perform all types of arthroscopies and total joints. Familiar with pain management surgical cases.  Must be able to work independently, recognizing the essential tasks and duties of the day. Needs to have some sterile processing experience.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Prepares the autoclaves, operating rooms, and the work rooms at the beginning of each day.Monitors autoclaves/Steris units daily – biological and steam penetration testing. Completes appropriate documentation on all sterilization processes. Cleans autoclaves monthly.
    • Damp dusts all surfaces daily, damp dusts all flat surfaces and lights in the operating rooms prior to opening sterile packs. Assists with the preparation of the operating room for surgical procedures.
    • Assists with the care, preparation, maintenance and after-care of sterile and unsterile supplies and equipment.
    • Knows and practices the principles and techniques of sterile/aseptic technique.
    • Respects patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality. Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual responsibility.
    • Demonstrates ability to respond to patient care and operating room needs in an emergency situation.
    • Demonstrates the ability to understand and use various types of equipment used to clean and/or sterilize instrumentation.
    • Performs other duties as may be appropriately required or assigned.


    • Current Certification as a Surgical Technician
    • Successful completion of BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)

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