Works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Surgical Technician assists in patient care activities and performs Surgical Technician duties in the scrub role. Assists the circulating RN with duties as appropriate.
GED/High School Diploma required. Graduate of a Certified Surgical Technologist program required
Working knowledge of medical terminology required.
Operating Room scrub tech experience and/or one year scrubbing in open heart or cardiovascular surgery preferred.
D. Interpersonal Skills
Personable, communication skills to facilitate communication with patients, staff, physicians, and other customers.
E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills
Highly developed fine and gross motor skills to finely grasp and manipulate surgical instrumentation and supplies. Analytical skills necessary to organize and prepare operating room according to standard methods and procedures.
F. Essential Physical Requirements
Standing for long periods of time with the ability to move and hold equipment and supplies. The physical demand level for this position is very heavy. Must occasionally lift and position patients when preparing patients for operative procedures.
G. Essential Mental Requirements
Analytical skills to interpret and communicate data relative to patient care, procedure to be done, prioritizing, and organizing in an efficient manner.
H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Must have good vision and hearing to communicate in an environment where individuals wear surgical masks and equipment sounds may interfere with communication.
I. Exposure to Hazards
Works in sterile atmosphere with little exposure to excessive dust. Regular exposure to excessive noise and temperature. May be exposed to blood and body fluids and various communicable and infectious diseases, as well as cuts and scrapes from needles and sharp surgical instruments.