Fairview Health Services Surgical Technologist Apprenti in St. Paul, Minnesota


Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1853, HealthEast St. Joseph's Hospital in downtown St. Paul is proud to hold the distinction as Minnesota's first hospital. Although much has changed in health care since the hospital's early days, the practice of providing high quality, compassionate care remains constant. From technology to education, family support and spirituality to community outreach, our commitment is to ensure our patients always receive high quality, compassionate care. Our staff surgeries are performed in our 11 state-of-the-art OR’s featuring upgraded integration platform. Our surgeries: Open Heart, Vascular, Orthopedic, General, Bariatric, Colorectal, Urology, ENT, Neuro and Spine surgery.

Responsibilities/Job Description

HealthEast St. Joseph's Hospital is looking for a Surgical Technologist Apprentice for our operating room. The position will require a two year full-time commitment, working three days per week within a hospital setting and two days in classroom instruction.

The apprenticeship requires the individual to work at Fairview-Health East and be accepted into the Surgical Technologist program at Rasmussen College-Brooklyn Park Campus, our education partner for the apprenticeship. The apprentice must intend to continue employment at Fairview Health Services.

A registered apprenticeship is an employer-driven model that combines on-the-job training with job-related instruction, which progressively increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages.

An apprenticeship program offers many advantages to apprentices. An apprenticeship often serves as entry to a long-lasting and rewarding career, provides you with marketable skills and knowledge, and allows you to continue to earn a good wage while continuing to learn skills within your health care career.

With apprenticeship training, you will sign a written agreement with Fairview Health Services that will outline the apprenticeship requirements.

The agreement will specify:

• The length of time you will be in training.

• The hours of related educational training.

• A listing of the skills you will learn throughout the specified timeframe.

In the Surgical Technologist Apprentice role; the apprentices will perform Surgical Technologist duties while studying toward certification, within limits of current training; work is guided and overseen by a Patient Care Supervisor at the assigned hospital location. This will include the following:

•Work in a collaborative environment to deliver excellent patient care under the direction of a RN.

•Will be considered a team member and will be able to facilitate all aspects of a surgical technologist as a scrub person, within limits of current training, during surgical procedures providing patient care services appropriate to the age of the patients (ages pediatric through geriatric) served during the shift of duty in collaboration with the RN.

•May assist the Surgeon and Advanced Practice Professional with procedures and treatments as trained and directed.

•Responsible for adhering to standards of nursing practice and patient care, correct use of supplies/equipment and maintenance of the surgical suite under the direction of an RN.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program, surgical technologist apprentice will transition into a Surgical Technologist position with the organization.


Required Qualifications:

• Interest in becoming a Surgical Technologist and working in the healthcare field with a team based approach.

• Must be eligible for admission/enrollment in the Surgical Technologist program at Rasmussen College; the partner education institution selected by Fairview as described above.

• Must be able to obtain BLS certification upon completion of the apprenticeship program

Other Required Skills:

• Basic cutomer service skills, clinical skills, and computer skills.

Desired Skills:

• Knowledge of medical terminology, prior healthcare experience.

• Excellent customer service and communication

• Attention to detail

• Ability to work in a team environment

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-27812

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Clinical Support Staff

Location St Joseph's Hospital

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Operating Room