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Internal Travel Surgical Tech - Various Locations

Job ID: 967483
Facility: ECU Health
Dept: Workforce Management
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Any
Reg/Temp: Temporary
Date Posted: May 7, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

ECU Health is hiring experienced surgical technologists for 13-week opportunities through our Travel Staffing Program – a workforce opportunity that combines the freedom of a travel assignment and the stability of a local staff position. With premium compensation, flexible work schedules, and the full support of our mission-driven health care system, ECU Health will be your partner in building a career and a life you love.

Opportunities are available in the Peri-Operative units at many of our nine hospitals across eastern North Carolina. Essential job functions include:

  • Has the ability to scrub and has working knowledge and understanding for all types of surgical procedures
  • Displays dexterity in use and handling of surgical equipment, instrumentation and assisting physicians
  • Maintains integrity, safety and efficiency of sterile field
  • Work under the supervision and authority of a surgeon to facilitate safe and effective direct patient care


Position Summary

Maintains the integrity, safety and efficiency of the sterile field throughout surgical procedures. Prepares and arranges instruments and supplies. Assists the surgeon and assistants throughout the operation by providing sterile instruments and supplies. Attends educational programs and staff orientation which promote personal and professional development. Participates in Service Excellence Program.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum program requirements

  • At least two years of experience as a surgical technologist
  • Graduation from an approved surgical technology program, certification from a military program or graduation from an accredited nursing program (RN/LPN)
  • Certification in the field of surgical technologist
  • Graduated from a CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program)
  • Prefer NBSTSA certification
  • Active American Heart Association BLS certification
  • Not currently employed by ECU Health or separated for 92 days, having left in good standing

Other Information

Compensation package

  • Base pay of up to $50 per hour for all travel surgical tech positions
  • 1.5x base hourly rate for overtime (over 40 hours), call-back and holidays
  • Additional $1.00 per hour for charge/preceptor roles

Additional position details

  • 13-week assignments with option to extend at the discretion of manager
  • Travel Staffing Program positions are not eligible for health benefits, shift or weekend differentials, incentive pay, PTO or float pool differentials
  • Travel team members are expected to:
    • Adheres and follows departmental staffing and scheduling policy and procedures for working in the department, which includes call and regular work schedule.
    • Adhere to required attendance of unit staff meetings, completion of e-inform modules, and completion of required organizational continuing education
    • Use the scheduling system to manage their schedule, including non-duty/time-off requests
    • Not be currently employed by ECU Health or be separated for 92 days, having left in good standing
    • Organizational policies will be applicable to internal travel team members, notwithstanding Travel Staffing Program specifications included within each assignment acknowledgement

ECU Health at a glance

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care enterprise serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in more than 130 locations. The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma facility, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. ECU Health and Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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