Surgery Technician Job Description

Surgery Technician Job Description

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Surgery technician provides extensive surgical assistance in preparing patients, scrubbing, shaving, acting as surgical nurse, and operating specific surgical and laser equipment.

Surgery Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective surgery technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included surgery technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Efficient and organized in skills to assist team with safe and appropriate operating room turnover times
Assists patients w/ dressing and undressing as needed in preparation for surgery or to discharge home after surgery
Assists patients with personal hygiene as needed, preoperatively or postoperatively
Assists patients with nutrition by providing drinks or snacks postoperatively
Assists patients in ambulating in the room or hallways, as needed
Assists with toileting, as needed preoperatively or postoperatively
Enters data or orders in electronic patient record, as needed
Performs clerical duties as assigned for the nursing unit
Assists in the acquisition, preparation, calibration and verification of equipment functionality required before, during and after the administration of anesthesia using Standard Precautions, and applying infection control principles in a correct and consistent manner
Stocks anesthesia supplies in all anesthetizing locations including bronchoscopy carts, pediatric carts, fiber-optic carts, emergency airway bags and any other anesthesia supply location

Surgery Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Surgery Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CST, CPR, AED, BCLS, NOTE, AALAS

Education for Surgery Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the surgery technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Science, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Veterinary Technology, Technical, Psychology, Animal Care, Biomedical Science

Skills for Surgery Technician

Desired skills for surgery technician include:

Preparing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies
Scrub role and responsibilities for multiple surgical specialties
Surgical procedures
Equipment used in work area
Meditech and general computer skills
Operating room
Scrub role and responsibilities for labor & delivery
Correct procedure in managing patient with system specific procedures
Pharmacology
Safe transfer of the surgical patient

Desired experience for surgery technician includes:

Minimum one year of Instrument Tech experience required
Completion of a Surgical Technologist program, RST or LPN or RN required
CST preferred
One plus years experience as a Surgery Technician
Graduation from an accredited program for Surgical Technician strongly preferred
One year of experience as a Surgery Technician (preferred)

Surgery Technician Examples

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Surgery Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a surgery technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for surgery technician
  • Demonstrate competence in performing scrub services for a variety of surgical procedures
  • Performs some point-of-contact clinical laboratory services
  • Assists in preparation of the OR for surgery
  • Ensure availability of supplies and equipment
  • Assist the surgeon during the procedure
  • Room turnover responsibilities
  • Sterile processing of all instrumentation
  • The provision of patient care to meet identified patient outcomes
  • To achieve the goals of the facility as directed by the Registered Nurse
  • The ST performs duties according to scope of practice designated by the facility position description, role and responsibilities and according to the surgical technologist professional organization
Qualifications for surgery technician
  • Completion of an accredited Surgical Technician program
  • Surgical registry required
  • One to two years experience as surgical technician preferred
  • Prior acute care experience a plus
  • One to three years of experience as a Surgery Technician (preferred)
  • Successful completion of an approved training program or previous hospital experience providing patient care with one (1) year experience preferred as a nurse’s assistant
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Surgery Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a surgery technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for surgery technician
  • Perform surgical scrubs and prepare the back table with the appropriate sterile instrumentation and supplies
  • Provide support intra-operatively by anticipating the surgeon’s needs and passing him/her the appropriate instrumentation and supplies when needed during the case
  • Maintenance and care of surgical instruments
  • Assist in troubleshooting equipment issues
  • Pulls hospital instrument sets
  • Verify properly cleaned/sterile surgical sets/kits
  • Provide intra-operative clinical support
  • Responds to clinical product issues as they arise during surgery
  • Knowledge on the various techniques to register patient’s anatomy including identifying fiducials, anatomical landmarks, surface and intra-operative registrations
  • Anesthetic induction, monitoring and maintenance for surgeries, CT, MRI, Radiation therapy, endoscopy
Qualifications for surgery technician
  • Was employed to practice surgical technology in a health care facility before September 1, 2009
  • Surgical Technologists that graduate after September 1, 2009 must hold and maintain a current certification as a Surgical Technologist within 180 days from the date of graduation
  • One (1) year experience in environmental services preferred
  • HS/GED/Associate’s degree with 2 or more years of experience as a sonographer, 5 years
  • Of experience is preferred
  • Graduation from surgical technology program accredited through Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology ARC-ST
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Surgery Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a surgery technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for surgery technician
  • Assist the surgical team with the safe transfer and lifting of patients onto and off the operating room table
  • Post-operative recovery (including extubation, heat support, post-op paint management, radiographs)
  • Ability to set up and troubleshoot basic medical video systems and add peripheral equipment as required
  • Set up and assist physicians with a variety of procedures
  • Carry out procedures under the direction of a physician or registered nurse utilizing population-specific care with efficiency and safety
  • Cross-train to other areas as requested
  • Applies principles and practices of asepsis
  • Shows medication label to person administering the medication
  • Maintains and properly stores equipment
  • Monitors, cleans and maintains blood refrigerators and sub sterile/scrub areas
Qualifications for surgery technician
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing may be substituted for graduation from an accredited surgical technician program
  • Medical records – charges, medical history, medications, laboratory reports
  • You must possess a HS school diploma/GED
  • You must have completed a surgical scrub technician course
  • Experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate
  • Six month of hospital experience preferred
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Surgery Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of surgery technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for surgery technician
  • Monitor surgical field for breaks in sterilization and makes corrections to prevent infection
  • Perform the surgical scrub role and work under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse
  • Perform a surgical scrub and preparing the back table with the appropriate sterile instrumentation and supplies
  • Complete the cycle by taking instruments and equipment to the decontamination area at the end of the procedure and putting away left over supplies and equipment
  • Ensure the functionality, availability and sterility of OR supplies and equipment prior to the start of the daily caseload
  • Assist designated Specialty Coordinator in receiving and stocking supplies/equipment for a cluster of specialties
  • Report variations in stock inventory level(s) to designated Specialty Coordinator
  • Participate in selected patient care activities such as room turnover and transporting as needed
  • Prepares basic solutions and performs base-level procedures as assigned
  • Maintains laboratory notebook
Qualifications for surgery technician
  • Typical physical demands include ability to perform the job while standing, walking, reaching, stretching and sitting for prolonged periods
  • 6 months in a health care setting preferred
  • Completion of accredited Surgical Technologist Program and qualifications for certification, or evidence of surgical technician skills and experience or a minimum of six (6) years of recent experience as a surgical technician with verification of competency in four of five surgical specialties (General, GYN, Neurosurgery, CV and Ortho) or any medical school graduate
  • Experience in preparing O.R
  • Experience in providing technical support in the O.R
  • Must be registered as a veterinary technician under the authority of Kansas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner within six months of appointment
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Surgery Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of surgery technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for surgery technician
  • Conducts analysis of results and may begin interpretation of results
  • Sets up and prepares routine experiments as directed
  • Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment
  • May perform independent literature searches
  • Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation
  • Assist the PI(s) with determining the most suitable methodology
  • Perform basic design and modification of protocols
  • Calculate, transcribe and analyze data
  • Organize and summarize acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques
  • Organize and/or draft material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts and other documents for publication and/or presentation
Qualifications for surgery technician
  • Prefer a minimum of one year post-graduate experience in a veterinary hospital setting
  • Submit Application, letter of interest, resume and official transcripts
  • Prior Experience as a scrub tech (preferred)
  • Successful completion of surgical technologist program(required)
  • BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification
  • Clinicals in surgery tech course required or one year of experience as a Surgery Technician (preferred)

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