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BJC HealthCare

Pediatric Mastery Surgical Technologist




Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

  • 24/7 Pediatric Care
  • Services: Cardiothoracic, gastroenterology, Trauma/General Surgery, Neurosurgery, ophthalmology, Ortho/Spine, otolaryngology, plastics, urology
  • Up to a $20,000 Sign-on Bonus


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St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.”

Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in all surveyed categories. In 2021, St. Louis Children’s was one of eight children’s hospitals to rank in the top 25 of all 10 specialties. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s has been designated as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).

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.

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

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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