The Surgical Technologist assists in patient care activities under the direction of a registered nurse and according to the policies and procedures of the department. The trained technologist is assigned scrub duties, instrument processing/sterilization duties and specific patient care duties in relation to the complexity of the patient’s condition.
Minimum requirements include a high school graduation or equivalent; completion of a recognized surgical technologist training program; knowledge of and experience with processing/sterilizing surgical instruments; dedication to patient comfort, satisfaction, and safety; ability to work compatibly with physicians, RN’s and other staff members.
Orthopaedic surgical experience strongly preferred.
Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to twelve hours/day; frequently bend, stoop, twist; occasionally lift a maximum of 50 pounds, push (170 pound average) gurney occupied by patient, push/pull O.R. equipment (i.e. video cart); assist patients in moving from gurney or recliner to O.R. bed; assist in moving anesthetized patient from O.R. bed to gurney (normally, four people coordinate the lifting, pushing, pulling of the anesthetized patient from O.R. bed to gurney); possess manual dexterity to safely and efficiently handle instruments and pass instruments to surgeon. PPE (personal protective equipment) is provided, MSDS (material safety data sheets) on chemicals. Safely communicate with patient, coworker, and physician.
December 3, 2018
Ambulatory Surgery Center