The Surgery Technician (ST or ORT, CST if certified), principal
function is in the scrub role, providing necessary and appropriate
equipment instrumentation, and supplies in the following service
areas; Orthopedic Surgery including total joint replacement,
Ophthalmic Surgery, ENT/Plastic Surgery, General Surgery,
Vascular/Thoracic Surgery, Urologic Surgery, including Cystoscopy
and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), Endoscopy, GYN
Surgery, and C-Sections. Performs housekeeping duties as necessary
and assists in maintenance of supplies and equipment. Provides
assistance in emergency procedures, as well as, elective and
scheduled cases. Assists in preparation, transportation and
observation of patients. Maintains education in surgical, operating
room and related aspects of nursing care. On Call responsibilities
MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
A high school diploma is required. A certification of completion
of a Surgical Technician Training Program or verification of
completion of on the job training is required.
A minimum of 1 (one) year of Operating Room experience in an
acute care facility within the past three (3) years, with
competence to function in the scrub role is highly preferred.
Certification by the Association of Surgical Technologists
preferred. BLS-HCR certification required.
Basic Central Processing techniques and procedures, and how to
operate sterilizing equipment appropriately. Demonstrated scrubbing
skills in the following service areas: Orthopedics, ENT/Plastic,
Ophthalmic, General, Vascular/Thoracic, and Urology.
Ability to work in an area that is in a constant state of
change, filled with high emotions and labile personalities, and
rapid pace. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be
able to lift 30 pounds on a daily and frequent basis. Bending,
stooping, and reaching overhead is frequent.