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Sanford Health Surg Tech - Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - South University Hospital - FT in Fargo, North Dakota

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. Make a significant impact on the health and healing of our patients in our Surgical Services department. Our culture treats team members with the respect, appreciation, and gives all employees a voice to provide the best possible care for patients.

Facility: South University Hospital
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 1720 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 38.00

Department Details

Sign-on bonus available!

This position has scheduled shifts Monday-Friday with scheduled operating hours from 0630-1700. This position does include late shifts and rotating call. Typically 1-2 shifts a week are a designated late shift with start times adjusted accordingly.

Call shifts will be for orthopedic trauma at Sanford Medical Center Fargo. This position currently includes rotating weekday and weekend call. Call rotation is subject to change but currently is one weekday call shift every 2-3 weeks and one weekend call shift every 2-3 months. This campus is unique in offering a post-call shift the day following a call shift. This allows for additional rest time and improved work life balance.

This 10 OR facility currently specializes in orthopedics and an additional 2 ORs that focus on surgical eye procedures.

Staff Mix: RNs, Surgical Technicians, Unit Clerks and Nursing Assistants

Nurse - Patient Ratio:

  • RNs: 1:1

  • Surgical Technicians: 1-2:1

Job Summary

If you are looking for an adrenaline pumping job that will make an immediate impact in your community, join the Sanford family as a Surgical Technologist. This role partners with the surgeon throughout the surgical procedure handling and passing instruments to them and assisting with the steps of the procedure. The qualities we are looking for in a Surgical Technologist is someone who is organized, has strong communication skills, high attention to detail, and able to perform in emergency situations. The Surgical Technologist will be able to use state of the art equipment and instrumentation while working on surgical cases that include general, orthopedic, cardiovascular, neuro, ENT, plastics, OB/GYN, urology, and podiatry. Work in a team setting in state-of-the-art facilities where your work makes a true and lasting difference in someone’s life.


  • Assist with assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, or documenting the care of patients

  • Ensuring that the operating room environment is safe

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the theory and application of the principle of asepsis and sterile technique

  • Ensuring that equipment functions properly

  • Accurately accounting for items used during a procedure

  • Prepares and maintains an organized sterile field

  • Knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies


Graduate of an approved school of surgical technology or graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) required.

Experience in an operating room setting is preferred. Must have a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical and surgical terminology, instrumentation, aseptic techniques, and surgical procedures acquired through post-secondary training.

National certification as a Surgical Technologist preferred.

If an LPN, currently holds an unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license with State Nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges.

Basic Life Support (BLS) required within first 60 days of employment into position.

Completes required annual continuing education units (CEU) and competency training requirements of the department and facility. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.

If working in North Dakota and not an LPN, must be on the North Dakota Board of Nursing Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) Registry at the time employment begins.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-51697
Featured: No