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BJC HealthCare

Mastery Surgical Technologist - Neuro/Spine/ENT/Solid Organ Transplant


Neuro Monitoring


Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

Calling all Surgical Tech Mentors and Subject Matter Experts in Neurosurgical, Spine, or Solid Organ Transplant

We have an opportunity for career advancement and growth for Certified Surgical Technologists. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's POD 2 is a twenty (20) OR suite unit located in the East and West Pavilion buildings on the south side of the medical campus. We’re a Level 1 Trauma Center, so our OR is open 24/7. POD 2's Core Services include neurosurgery, neuro, solid organ transplant ,ortho spine, otolaryngology, spine robotic, and intraoperative MRI.

Call shifts are from 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. every weeknight and 24 hours (7am-7am) on weekends. The great thing about the call is that you can choose your call shifts based on your schedule and preferences. You will also be expected to work some holidays. We require only one holiday a year though. There are compensation structures in place for both call shifts and holidays.

In addition to competitive pay and Total Rewards Package, this opportunity comes with a $20,000 Sign-on Bonus package that is payable half on your second paycheck, and the other half the paycheck after your 1st year. We ask that you do fulfill at least a 2-year employment term.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perioperative Services team members ( RNFA, RN and ST) find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.

Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

The skill and experience of our Perioperative Surgical Technologist is a critical component at BJH and SLCH to support the type of cases that exist as a result of the Level 1 Trauma designation and Safety Net status. As a member of a highly skilled Magnet designated institution, working with an inter-professional team, this individual will provide care to complex, acute, and critically ill patients undergoing life-saving treatment. The mastery level surgical technologist demonstrates clinical expertise to support the high-acuity complex case mix. These include high volume: trauma, transplant, cardiovascular, endovascular, cardiothoracic, complex spine procedures and specialty neurosurgical procedures unique to the St. Louis region. The work takes place in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and requires experiential as well as specialty knowledge with specific procedures. The mastery level surgical technologist will perform in the first scrub role handling instruments, supplies, and necessary equipment throughout the surgical procedure. They have exceptional critical thinking skills through extensive experience in surgical procedures being performed to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and team to achieve optimal outcomes within the surgical environment.


Serves as a resource and subject matter expert and mentor in the OR speciality area for complex cases. Experience in Level 1 Trauma Program and specialized in one or more of these areas: - Experience in cardiovascular, endovascular or solid organ transplant cases - Experience with complex neurosurgical procedures including intraoperative MRI - Experience with complex orthopedic and neurosurgical spine casesEffectively collaborates with physicians and OR teams to meet clinical quality, safety, regulatory and clinical goals for thesurgical patient population served. Actively participates in interdisciplinary committees to promote and enhance best practices within the surgical setting.Partners with lead team members, in collaboration with clinical partners and leadership, utilizing clinical experience and evidence-based resources to identify practice standards or gaps and meet key operational and clinical metrics while supporting magnet initiatives.Promotes interprofessional care team participation by leading team communication, expert level of care delivery and advocating for patient safety and quality in the surgical setting. Serves as mentor and preceptor to support and elevate skill set of team members.Performs in the first scrub role handling instruments, supplies, and necessary equipment throughout the surgical procedure. Through extensive experience in surgical procedures, possesses critical thinking skills in regards to the procedure being performed, anticipating the needs of the surgeon and team to achieve optimal outcomes within the surgical environment.BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Minimum Requirements


Associate or Trade School Equi


2-5 years

Licenses & Certifications

Basic Cardiovascular Life SupSurgical Technician

Preferred Requirements


Bachelor's Degree


5-10 years

Supervisor Experience

No Experience
Benefits and Legal Statement

BJC Total Rewards

At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
  • Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
  • Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
  • 401(k) plan with BJC match
  • Tuition Assistance available on first day
  • BJC Institute for Learning and Development
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
  • Adoption assistance

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The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer