Facilitates the safe and efficient performance of surgical
procedures. The primary purpose of the Surgical Tech position is to
assist the surgeon and RN's in operative procedures.
To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential
function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable
Prepares surgical operating suite with drapes, solutions,
instruments, equipment and supplies. Ensures good working order of
equipment and instruments.
Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping
Passes instruments to physician during surgery. Continually
accounts for number and location of instruments and supplies during
Receives and processes specimens for delivery to the
Performs pre-operative procedures such as selection and
placement of appropriate surgical instruments, supplies and
equipment; to scrub and provide instruments, sutures, and other
sterile supplies during surgical procedures while anticipating the
needs of the surgeon.
Performs variable duties related to the Surgery unit in
accordance with established Hospital Policies and Procedures.
The Surgical Tech has the responsibility of reporting,
incidents, patient and/or employee issues, work related accidents
and any unusual events to the Registered Nurses and who are
responsible for the delivery of patient care.
Every effort has been made to make this job description as
complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that
these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to
perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or
is a logical assignment to the position. This position description
does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign
duties and responsibilities with and without notice.
Minimum Education Required
High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum Education Preferred
Graduate of a Program in Discipline
Certification(s) required within 30 days from Date of Hire
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the
ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a
stressful environment and take appropriate action.