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Surgical Tech I

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Physical Location

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

MRC Operating Room

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.


Req ID: 64432
  • The Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) participates as a surgical team member by using the RN assessments
  • They implement the plan and evaluate the surgical procedure needs during the patient’s surgical intervention
  • The ability to plan, scrub, and organize surgical procedure need is demonstrated
  • Preference cards are used and updated to prepare for current and future cases
  • Age appropriate needs are assessed and selections made
  • Preparations for procedure are made in a timely manner
  • All appropriate supplies for procedure are obtained
  • Proper policies and procedures relating to perioperative care of patients are followed
  • Policies and procedures are implemented related to perioperative, prep and intervention as observed by nurse manager and feedback from physician
  • Aseptic technique standards of practice, policies and procedures are followed
  • Maintains and assures correct counts
  • An orderly room environment in accordance with department standardization is maintained
  • Specimens are handled per policy/procedure
  • Safety measures for all patients as well as self and coworkers are implemented including universal precautions
  • Personal protection eyewear is used according to policy & procedure
  • Documentation of incidents is completed
  • Defective equipment is reported/returned
  • Appropriate product information is saved and reported according to the Safe Medical device Act
  • Handles medications for surgical/procedure set up, stocking and transport to secure locations
  • Labels all solutions according to policy
  • Competencies of required skills and knowledge are maintained
  • Specialty assignments in accordance with unit objectives are carried out
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a healthy work environment
  • Demonstrate awareness of information relating to health and safety at work and perform safely at all time
  • Promote and embrace diversity in the workplace
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and adheres to compliance regulations


  • High school graduate
  • Completion of Surgical Technologist Program



  • New graduates will be considered, pending successful CST certification


  • Strong clinical knowledge base in related area

  • The ability to establish effective relationships with health care team members, managers and leaders

  • Skillful in teaching others


  • Current CST certification (CST only)

  • CPR certification

Work Schedule

start times 11am and 1445

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:

  • Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
  • Population = 63,000
  • Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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Surgical Services-Tech&Support