The Surgical Technician demonstrates the ability to deliver safe and effective care to patients under the direct supervision of the registered nurse and/or physician throughout the perioperative experience. Demonstrated knowledge of surgical instrumentation and ability to handle instrumentation properly. Demonstrated knowledge of sterile technique and ability to create and maintain a sterile set-up. Demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability for actions.
Assists surgical team during operative procedures by arranging and inventorying sterile set-up for operations and passing items to doctors and nurses as needed. Assists in preparing and moving patients and in cleaning the operating theater. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Must scrub all specialties including: orthopedics, ophthalmic, general vascular, plastics, podiatric, urology and gyn.
Surgical Technician Certification, preferred
SPD training a plus