JOB STATEMENT: Under the supervision of a Perioperative Registered Nurse, performs routine surgical tasks of moderate difficulty. Demonstrates a firm knowledge of sterile technique, surgical principles, and instrumentation. May be involved with care/service to patients over the continuum of the life span. Adheres to AST standards of Practice.
Education and Experience:
Surgical Tech II: Graduate of a formal operating room technician/training course and current certification preferred. Six months’ experience in the operating room is recommended.
Surgical Tech I: Graduate of a formal operating room technician/training does not have current certification. Six months’ experience in the operating room is recommended.
Licensure: Certified Operating Room Technicians must keep their certification current.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Firm knowledge and application of aseptic technique, surgical principles, procedures, and instrumentation. Demonstrates understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, and bacteriology. Ability to organize work, maintain good interpersonal relationships, function under stress, and to work under supervision. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients. This knowledge and skills may be acquired through education, training, and experience. Bases knowledge on evidence and standards based practice
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires frequent standing, walking, and bending. Frequent lifting of instruments, equipment, supplies and patients (up to 40 pounds). NOTE: On occasion, individuals may be required to lift weight in excess of 40 pounds. Individuals who may lift greater than or equal to 40 pounds will be encouraged to use available back support systems, correct body mechanics and all equipment/personnel available to prevent back injury. Occasionally requires working long hours without rest on emergency call.
Resource Planning & Surgical Preparation:
Surgery Department Mission:
Interacts with courtesy and respect with patients, visitors, and staff members.
Must be open to additional responsibilities as required by Department Director, or designated individual.
Age Specific Population Served:
Must be, through training and experience, able to appropriately provide treatments to the following patients:
Neonatal (0-28 days) Infant (28 days-1 yr.) Pediatric (1-12 yrs.)
Adolescent Adult Geriatric
WORKING CONDITIONS: Works indoors in heated/air conditioned surgical suite. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, day shift. May be required, on occasion, to work other shifts or function in other roles to facilitate department needs. Exposure to diseases and disease-producing organisms, possible caustic gases or chemicals and radiation (Category I). Requires sharing of call duty in accordance to Operating Room policy.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this document is intended to exclude the opportunity for modifications or adjustment to the job or the manner of performing it consistent with the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation to the disabled. With or without accommodation, the essential functions must be performed. Employees unable to accomplish any functions may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.