The Surgical Technician functions as an integral part of the perioperative team as the first, second, or assisting surgical technician or second circulator under the direct supervision of the registered nurse (RN).
Certificate Surgical Technology
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Independently scrubs basic surgical procedures. Demonstrates ability to problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed. Applied basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, and pharmacology for optimal surgical patient care. Applies basic knowledge of electricity, chemistry, computers, robotics, and lasers for optimal surgical patient care. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of patient care concepts and perioperative teamwork. Applies principles of sterile technique during surgical procedures.
Applies the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to maintain a sterile environment. Demonstrates competency in select technical and psychomotor skills, judgment and appropriate knowledge base. Provides age specific care to obstetrical patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the department.
Assists in organization and coordination of supplies and equipment to maintain an efficient and cost effective department.
Effectively facilitates communication for the unit with all departments. Answers the phone, informs nursing staff of needed tests, exams or significant problems with patients on the nursing unit. Serves as a liaison between nursing units.
Collects data on assigned patients as directed by the RN and the unit based performance standards.
Participates in Quality Assessment / Performance Improvement and Infection Control Committee's as needed.
Assists with supply ordering, inventory control, and supply chain management as necessary.
Collaborates with surgeons and OR team to ensure needed trays, instrumentation, and supplies are ready for each procedure.
Efficient with asepsis to maintain a sterile environment.
Assists with stocking, and communicates with inventory specialist regarding supplies and instruments needed.
Collaborates with surgeons and OR team to ensure needed trays are available. Utilizes preference cards to assure specialized supplies are available.
Assist with cleaning and sterilization of instruments needed.
Proper disposal of trash/sharps.
Prep patient and participate in Time Out.
Assist with room turnover.
PRN - As Needed