Assists surgical team by preparing instruments and equipment needed for scheduled procedures. Assists surgeon during procedures.
• Adheres to strict aseptic techniques.
• Obtains and inspects surgical instrument needed for each procedure.
• Sets up instruments for use during the surgical procedure.
• Assures that all equipment and supplies are available for the surgical procedure.
• Assists surgeon during procedures.
• Assists with moving, positioning, and transporting patients.
• Handles specimens in accordance with established operating room procedures.
• Performs counts of instruments, sharps, and sponges with the circulating nurse in accordance with established operating room procedures.
• Removes instruments from operating room and returns them to sterile processing.
• Assists in cleaning surgical equipment and operating room for next case.
• May oversee equipment and supply inventory for a service.
• Ability to operate and troubleshoot complex technical equipment.
• Performs other related duties as directed.
• Two (2) years of operating room experience required.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Completion of an approved civilian or military training for surgical technologist.
• CPR/BLS certification required.
• In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.
• Experience in ambulatory surgery preferred.
• Certified Surgical Technologist certification preferred.
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