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Parkwest Medical Center
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Perioperative Technician, Surgery

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift



Parkwest Overview:

Since admitting our first patient in 1973, Parkwest has been at the vanguard of healthcare in East Tennessee. We are an eight-time Top 100 Heart Hospital and have received multiple awards for excellence in emergency care, clinical practice, and patient satisfaction. Learn more about our professional accolades.



Parkwest Surgery is a growing cutting edge facility. The latest expansion will total 30 surgery suites. Specialties include orthopedics, cardio-vascular, robotics, gyn and urology services.  Parkwest surgery is a fast paced, exciting environment. We encourage our staff through educational opportunities such as specializing in a particular service or advancing their practice. Parkwest surgery and leadership also offers students the ability to receive clinical hours for surgical scrub techs, nurses, physician’s assistants and medical students.


Position Summary: Provide supportive para-nursing & housekeeping functions in the Operating Room, PACU, & PHA.


Contact Jason Shubert if you have any questions 865-374-5393, 



  • Demonstrates knowledge of sterile field.
  • Illustrates proper technique for transporting and positioning patients safely.
  • Displays understanding of proper body mechanics.
  • Demonstrate special or bed positions such as Morgan Pelvic, Andrews Frame, etc.
  • Recognize the area of surgical prep (clean or sterile).
  • Assists in cleaning of rooms to include removing all trash, linen and mopping of rooms, suctions liners following isolizer.
  • Maintains, cleans and stocks scrub areas to include sterilizer.
  • Assist in daily and weekly cleaning of or to include autoclaves and solution cabinets.
  • Demonstrates proper technique for surgical skins preps.
  • Demonstrates proper technique for urinary catheterization.
  • Demonstrates proper technique for surgical hand scrub.
  • Demonstrates proper procedure for gowning and gloving.
  • Assists with creation and maintenance of sterile field.
  •  Acts as third scrub under direction of a surgical technologist, RN, or physician.
  • Orders supplies and maintains par levels as directed.
  • Assists with formation of nursing assistant time schedule.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, BP and intake-output measurements.
  • Assists in and accompanies patients in the admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
  • Provides general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; ambulating patient; pre-operative supportive care; and application/removal of abdominal binder and anti-ambolism stockings.
  • Assist patient with handling and care of clothing and other personal property through out their hospital stay.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.


Minimum Experience: One (1) year of health care related experience required.


Minimum Licensure: None


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