BLS - Basic Life Support certification
Surgical Technologist assists and participates patient care in the surgical suite within the parameters outlined in their job description. Always works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Candidate is required to be graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist school and either already certified or qualified to sit for certification exam. Certification required within first year of employment.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with other nursing personnel, patients and physicians.
Ability to work effectively with other nursing personnel, patients, physicians, and members of other departments under the direction of an RN.
Ability to recognize patient care problems, react appropriately in patient care emergencies and communicate pertinent information to the responsible RN.
Ability to complete basic mathematical calculation.
Dependable, alert and adaptable to change in situations.
Exercises safe judgment in decision making.