The Surgical Technician is under the general supervision of Registered Nurses, physicians or other surgical personnel assist in the preparation and care of surgical patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the cleanliness of the horizontal surfaces and lights in all OR prior to surgery.
Responsible for setting clocks and turning on warmers in the OR.
Assist in transporting patients from Nursing Units and Recovery Room.
Demonstrate and practice a good understanding of sterile technique.
Perform sponge, needle and instrument counts in an accurate manner
Assist team in placing patients on operating table also positioning patients and in skin preparation by holding extremities.
Observe patients vital signs, check charts, and assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
Responsible for passing instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants during surgery.
Assist in lifting and transferring patients from operation table to stretcher.
Assist in preparing ambulatory patients for operation room.
Initiating clean up and turn-over of the surgery room.
Performs other duties as directed.
High school or equivalent. Completion of a Surgical Technician Program.
Possess and maintains certification as a Certified Surgical Technician.
Current BLS Certification.
Must be willing to take calls as instructed by Head Nurse.