OR Tech

HOURS: Monday – Friday 

LOCATIONS: Germantown Surgery Center


An Operating/Procedure Room Technician performs technical responsibilities relative to assisting physicians with the instrumentation of surgical intervention. Monitors PAR levels of all surgical instruments and supplies. Cleans and sterilizes all surgical instruments. Participates in staff meetings and performance improvement activities. Works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.



  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Graduate of approved Operating Room Technical School with certification, or has been actively working and meets the “grand-father” clause as defined below or has completed a program for surgical technology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and is eligible to take the CST exam to earn CST certification from the NBSTSA.
  • Individuals eligible to take CST exam must pass the exam within 3 months of hire.
  • Grandfathering- A person who provides sufficient evidence that, prior to May 21, 2007, the person was at any time employed as a surgical technologist for not less than eighteen (18) months in the three (3) years preceding May 21, 2007
  • Per Rules of The Tennessee Department of Health Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities Chapter 1200-08-10-06: Persons qualified to be employed as surgical technologists shall complete fifteen (15) hours of continuing education or contact hours annually. Current certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting shall satisfy this requirement.
  • One year of OR Tech experience required



  • Certification required
  • Current basic cardiac life support certification



  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in the Center. Must demonstrate the knowledge of the principle of growth and development of the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient=s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the center’s policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of instruments and surgical techniques; instrument and needle counts; isolation techniques and terminal cleaning of surgical instruments and rooms.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of specific technical surgical skills.
  • Functions within the position description and within the scope of employee/patient relationship.
  • Participates in opportunities of continuing education.
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize recognized channels of communication.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with patients, co workers, and other health team members.


Qualified applicants should send their resume and contact information to Jodie White at Jwhite@orthosouth.org