Maintains responsibility for preparation of the surgical suite, intraoperative handling of instruments, maintenance of the sterile field, and evaluation of changing conditions during the surgical procedures, making appropriate responses as needed. Is responsible for maintaining knowledge of surgical procedures and principles related to those procedures.
Provides sterile instruments and supplies during the surgical procedure.
Performs surgical sponge, needle and instrument counts.
Creates and maintains a sterile and safe environment.
Prepares case tables with necessary equipment, sterile supplies, instruments and medications/solutions for each surgical case.
Assists in positioning patients for surgical procedures and maintains a protective position throughout the case.
Required High School Diploma or equivalent 18 – 24 months surgical technologist training or equivalent for those who started in this role prior to 2/1/2016; Completion of accredited course in surgical technology or equivalent experience for those who start in this role on or after 2/1/2016; and successful completion of the orientation program.
2 years of relevant experience related experience Required
Basic Life Support (BLS) - AHA American Heart Association required Or
Basic Life Support (BLS) - ARC American Red Cross required