Surgery Technologist Periop

Job Number
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center - Surgery-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
Street Address
5555 West Thunderbird
City & State
Posting Category
Surgery Services
New Grad


Banner Health, one of the largest health care provider groups in Arizona, provides a variety of career opportunities in a dynamic, fast paced, efficient and innovative environment to make health care easier, so life can be better.  

Banner Thunderbird is the first to support Outpatient with their own Davinci to allow growth for the Davinci Xi in the Main OR.


Banner Health Thunderbird’s 15 operating room suites serves a variety of Surgeons to exceed 13,000 cases annually in the following:


  • General
  • GYN • Plastics
  • Podiatry
  • Urology
  • Orthopedic / Spine
  • Pediatric
  • Neurosurgery / Spine
  • Vascular
  • Robotics 4 Da Vinci Robots including new for multi-quadrant procedures
  • Specialized, State of the art CV/Vascular Hybrid room for specialized vascular and heart procedures including TAVR procedures
  • Cardiovascular (Open Heart) – 2 Open heart rooms


Banner Health Thunderbird’s dedication to growth and high volumes has brought us to work towards State Level 1, ACS level 2 Trauma Center status as of October 3, 2017.

This excellent opportunity for a (position) to support the Banner Health Thunderbird Campus for the (MAIN/CV) operating room.  May float to other specialties / Outpatient 6 room operating room suites as needed.



Deliver Safe, Efficient and Quality Care for every patient in the operating room.  This role will abide by and utilize AORN guidelines and Organization policies to meet the care and needs of all patients.  In the operating room, the duties of the circulating nurse are carried out outside the sterile area. The RN Circulator manages all the necessary care inside the surgery room, assisting the team in maintaining and creating a comfortable, safe environment for the patient and observing the team from a wide perspective while maintaining professional communications with every member of the operating room team.  This position will report to 4 Clinical managers, one Senior Manager and Peri-Operative Director and work with 100 + associates.



Student or Graduated of BSN/AND or diploma nursing program.

BSN and CNOR Preferred

BLS required from American Heart Association.  ACLS/PALS required upon hire. 

One year minimal experience for RN positions.  Neuro/Vascular/Ortho/Robotics/Trauma experience preferred.  Will provide training in any specialty for the right candidate.



RN AZ licensure and BLS required prior to start date.

Excellent verbal and written Communication Skills.  Ability to accurately and efficiently maintain the medical record of the patient be taken care of. Demonstration of leadership and excellent critical thinking skills a must.

Call requirement required including weeknights, weekdays (days & evenings) and holidays.

The hours for this position are _______________

The Operating room Team strives to provide a highly coordinated experience for our patients, physicians, and anesthesiologists.


About Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical Center opened its doors in 1983 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs of the communities it serves in northwest metropolitan Phoenix. Today, the 555-bed hospital - one of the largest hospitals in the state - is annually ranked as one of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and enjoys a reputation as the preferred provider of care to children and adults in the area in consumer preference surveys. The tertiary care hospital provides everything from routine to advanced, specialized care to both adult and pediatric patients. Specialized services include cardiology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, stroke care and a women and infants services program. Additionally, in partnership with top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Thunderbird also offers state-of-the-art cancer care. Banner Thunderbird is certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and features a 35-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit that cares for babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. Banner Thunderbird is also home to the only pediatric intensive care unit for seriously ill or injured children in the area. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.



About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


Job Summary

This position selects and places surgical instruments, supplies and equipment during surgery. Scrubs and provides instruments, sutures, and other sterile supplies during surgical procedure.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares for surgical procedures. Pulls appropriate instruments and supplies and ensures good working order of instruments. Reviews case carts for correct instruments and supplies. Plans ahead for upcoming surgical case needs.

  • Anticipates the surgeon's needs. Passes instruments, retracts tissue and operates equipment during surgery.

  • Demonstrates the principles of aseptic technique and universal precautions throughout the procedure. Disposes of sharps and trash and places used supplies into case cart for processing. Participates in counting of sharps, instruments and sponges. Prepares instruments for cleaning following each case.

  • Ensures that all surgeon preference cards and pick lists are accurate.

  • Assists with OR turnover between cases. Participates in stocking, replenishing supplies and cleaning operating rooms.

  • May provide business support to the department including assigned administrative tasks.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and current basic life support certification.

    Where applicable must be registered with State Regulatory Agency

    The position requires manual dexterity and the ability to maintain professional decorum in highly stressful emergent situations. The position requires the ability to be conscientious, organized, and orderly and the ability to respond quickly to the needs of the surgeon and patient.

    Must stay abreast of new developments in the field.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Graduation from a certified school of surgical technology or 2 years of operating room experience.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.