Surgical Technician

Job ID
Howard County General Hospital
Temporary Full Time


Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

We are currently seeking a Surgical Technician at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD.   

Under the supervision of an RN, provides technical support to the Operating Room team including anticipating surgeon’s instrumentation and equipment needs, set-up and take-down of operating rooms and equipment, restocking of supplies stored in hub, and instrument maintenance.


Positions available: 


Operating Room:   40 hours weekly;  hours are 7:00a - 3:30p with Call.  No weekends.  








  • Employee demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
  • Performs all duties in a manner that is consistent with the Hospital's Employee Code of Conduct.
  • Prepares the equipment and instrumentation needed for each OR case.  Properly transports, maintains, and stores instruments and equipment.
  • Provides a safe environment for the patients through adhering to policies regarding instrument, sponge and needle/sharps counts, electrocautery grounding, and electrical equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Maintains aseptic technique in setting up instrument table.
  • Has access to clean supply areas including, but not limited to IV solutions, needles, syringes for the purpose of obtaining and restocking linen and / or supplies
  • Verifies with the RN any medication placed on the sterile field, labels medication, and verbalizes the medication to the surgeon.
  • Identifies surgical specimens and assures specimen is given to circulator with correct identification.
  • Participates in blood product retrieval and transport.
  • Assists with positioning and transporting patients of various sizes and weights, as needed.
  • Assists in maintaining and restocking supplies, uses supplies appropriately and judiciously and provides input into cost reduction of supplies.
  • Uses appropriate lines of communication and maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures of the hospital and the nursing division.
  • Performs any other duties as requested in order to meet patient care demands and the need of the Hospital.




High school graduate or equivalency. 

Completion of a Surgical Technologist training program including clinical experience. 

Six months or greater of recent Operating Room experience preferred.


Certified by the Association of Surgical Technologists or The National Board of Surgical Technology or the Surgical Assisting Liaison Council Certificate of Surgical Technology is preferred.





Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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