1+ months

Surgical Tech

Allina Health
New Ulm, MN 56073

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Physical Location

New Ulm, Minnesota

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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.

New Ulm Medical Center, located in south central Minnesota, seeks to be a national model for rural health. New Ulm Medical Center is an award-winning, full-service health care campus, providing an array of patient care services through its integrated clinic and hospital, in addition to home health, hospice and ambulance services. Specialty services include Virginia Piper Cancer Center®, Minneapolis Heart Institute®, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM, the Birth Center and John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute. With 500+ employees, 50+ providers and 35 staffed beds, New Ulm Medical Center serves 70,000+ patients annually.  Our strong partnership with the community we serve also drives The Heart of New Ulm: a research study that has grown into an award-winning initiative, led by fellow community members, to reduce the incidence of heart attacks. 


Req ID: 62124
**$5,000 sign-on bonus**
  • Prepares: case-carts for surgical procedures using the physicians preference card
  • Assists with the preparation of the OR prior to each procedure
  • Cognizant of the variety of suturing materials, needle specifications, instrumentation and supply items available; provides and selects materials appropriate to the procedure and the age and size of the patient
  • Organizes sterile set-up activities prior surgical procedure, including assembly, arrangement, inspection, operation and counting of instruments, supplies and equipment
  • Prepares and labels medications for use on the sterile field, adhering to hospital procedure for the preparation and handling of pharmaceutical items
  • Assists the surgeon with sponging, retracting, clamping cauterizing and closure of the surgical wound
  • Ensures availability and surgical readiness of all instruments and equipment required or anticipated for use during the surgical procedure
  • Closely follows the progress of the procedure and anticipates needs to facilitate the completion of the procedure in a timely manner
  • Performs recommended surgical hand scrub and appropriate gowning and gloving technique prior to all surgical procedures
  • Understand and utilize knowledge of aseptic principles and safety practices to prevent the spread of infection/cross-contamination and promote a safe and healthy environment
  • Operates sterilizers and selects cycle appropriate to sterilization requirements of the article(s)
  • Performs sponge, needle, and instrument counts jointly with circulating nurse at proper intervals
  • Performs monthly cleaning assignment, between-case cleaning of the OR and environment
  • Department support


  • Graduation from an accredited surgical technology program



  • Previous experience as a surgical technician in a hospital operating room


  • The ability to perform under pressure in stressful and emergency situation
  • Stable temperament, strong sense of responsibility, considerable patience and concern for order
  • Manual dexterity and physical stamina
  • Able to work quickly, but accurately. Able to integrate a number of activities according to priority


  • Certification as Surgical Technologist
  • Maintain CPR certification
  • Employee needs to obtain Certification/License within 6 months of hire to retain the position

Work Schedule

  • 32 hours per week
  • Day and evening shifts
  • Call rotated throughout department
  • Non-contract
  • Benefit eligible

Location/Community Information

New Ulm is nestled just 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley. The town is famous for its authentic German heritage, celebrated in festivals, historic monuments, attractions, shopping and many cultural events. Three school systems, complemented by numerous parks, safe neighborhoods and abundant recreational opportunities, make New Ulm an outstanding place both to live and work. 

New Ulm:

  • Located 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities
  • Population = 13,210
  • Service Area = 40,000

Community Resource Links:

Allina Health-New Ulm

Community Information

New Ulm Journal

Explore Minnesota


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.

Requisition #

Surgical Services-Tech&Support


Posted: 2020-06-17 Expires: 2020-10-17

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