Surgical Technician Job Description

Surgical Technician Job Description

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Surgical technician provides support for surgical procedures by setting up operating rooms with necessary equipment, instruments and supplies.

Surgical Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensure sterility of all supplies and instruments during set up of surgical procedures
Sets up the sterile back table and mayo stand with the instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for the procedure
Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and supplies to surgeon during procedure
Manual dexterity and visual acuity for passing instruments, cutting sutures, holding retractors
Be responsible to select and set up sterile table with instruments, supplies and equipment
Maintains correct count of sponges, instruments, and needles with circulating nurse and reports correctness or discrepancies according to department policy
Sets up table, instruments, and supplies according totype of operation
Be responsible for providing surgical scrub on all types of minor and major surgical procedures dependent on individual competence
Assisting new surgical technicians
Participating on nursing committees

Surgical Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Surgical Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, BCLS, CST, ORT, AHA, CPR, NBSTSA

Education for Surgical Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the surgical technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Associate Degree in Education, Technical, Department of Education, Healthcare, Surgical Technologist, Medical, Nursing, Medical Assistant, Graduate, Military

Skills for Surgical Technician

Desired skills for surgical technician include:

Surgical instrumentation
Instruments
Instrumentation and equipment for multiple specialties
Use of positioning equipment and techniques to assure patient safety
Equipment and procedures
Surgical techniques and related nursing care
Surgical procedures
Medical terminology
Aseptic and sterile technique
Surgical assist procedures and best practices

Desired experience for surgical technician includes:

Participates in indirect patient care activities such as cart stocking, case cart completion
Assembles, checks and opens sterile packs, sutures
Prepares/edits Surgeon's preference lists to assure quality care of the surgical patient
Ensures accurate sponge, needle, and instrument counts are completed when indicated and prior to patient leaving the OR
Remove drapes at the completion of procedure and assist with preparing patient for transfer to the PACU staff to ensure continuity of care
Assists circulating nurse during local procedures as assigned

Surgical Technician Examples

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Surgical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a surgical technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for surgical technician
  • She/he assesses and maintains the equipment, instruments, supplies and specialty items that may impact patient care
  • Performs initial instrument, sharps and sponge counts with the circulator
  • Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure
  • Labels, measures and passes medications, hemostatic agents, and irrigation solutions utilized during the surgical procedure
  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure
  • Participates in the debriefing and quality improvement practices to ensure quality patient care
  • Properly cares for specimens
  • Updates and keeps accurate records for the surgeon’s preferences
  • Maintains strict aseptic techniques
  • Maintains a clean and safe operating room environment
Qualifications for surgical technician
  • Current Scrub Technician Certification or eligible to obtain within 1 year of hire required
  • Minimum 1 year experience as scrub technician preferred
  • Weekend and holiday call rotation required
  • Must be able to work in all areas of Advanced Surgical Care of Maine
  • Recent OR experience strongly preferred
  • Minimum of at least 1 year Surgical Technician/Operating Room Technician (ST/ORT) experience is strongly preferred
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Surgical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of surgical technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for surgical technician
  • Maintain sterile field during case and provide surgeon with sterile supplies and instruments during assigned case
  • The Operating Room Surgical Scrub Technician working in this position assures a safe and therapeutic environment for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients undergoing surgical procedures
  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon and assistant during surgical procedures
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation, care and handling of the surgical instrumentation
  • Be responsible to function as the “Scrub Technologist” in the surgical suite and other clinical areas
  • Assists surgeon as scrub technician according to prescribed standards
  • Utilizes proper aseptic techniques and practices standard precautions
  • Assist circulating nurse and surgical team in maintaining sterile environment
  • Gown and glove surgeons and assistants
  • Assist in keeping physician preference cards accurate/updated
Qualifications for surgical technician
  • Graduate of Surgical Solutions training
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, as determined by the nature of the patient care unit
  • Current certification as surgical technologist (CST) preferred
  • A recent graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program must obtain a surgical technologist certification issued by a nationally accredited certifying organization for surgical technologists that is approved by the Oregon Health Authority within 12 months of completion of a surgical technologist program
  • Licensure/ Current certification as a Surgical Technologist (CST) preferred
  • One year of Surgical Technician experience preferred
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Surgical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of surgical technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for surgical technician
  • Maintain sterile field during case and providing surgeon with sterile supplies and instruments during assigned case
  • Hands instruments and supplies to physician, holds wires, cuts sutures, and performs other tasks as directed by physician during procedure
  • Fulltime position available immediately
  • We are a team-oriented facility seeking positive applicants
  • Functions as a scrub person throughout procedure
  • The Technician will set-up and scrub ophthalmological cases including cataracts, strabismus and blepharoplasty
  • The Surgical Technologist provides technical services, assists in operating room and provides care for the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient under the direction of the Registered Nurse
  • The Surgical Technician is responsible for maintaining the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties, processing physician orders and requisitioning supplies, equipment and services from other departments
  • Transporting patients to and from surgery when necessary
  • Responsible for implementing and evaluating the care for assigned patients
Qualifications for surgical technician
  • Current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) preferred
  • Must be a graduate of a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited surgical technology program
  • Must be a Certified Surgical Technician (CST) or eligible for CST to complete within one year of hire
  • Must be licensed or certified according to individual state requirements
  • Minimum of 1 year Surgical Technician experience is preferred
  • Certification in OR Technology
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Surgical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a surgical technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for surgical technician
  • Responsible for other tasks such as cleaning of instruments, picking supplies for cases, turning over rooms, , as directed by the OR Charge Nurse
  • Responsible for meeting AORN Standards of Practice for the Operating Room
  • Responsible for participating in care
  • Appropriately carries out scrub activities during procedures to ensure medical and surgical asepsis and safety of patient
  • Assists in cleaning of rooms between cases and at the end of the schedule
  • Maintains supplies as needed
  • Provides technical procedure and product knowledge expertise to surgeons, nurses and OR teams
  • Track all surgeries at given account to ensure products availability and service
  • Supports product usage during surgery (Product preparation & step by step instructions)
  • Identifies needs and makes recommendations to surgeons/nurses during surgery on the applicability and benefits of products in JNJ portfolio (portfolio and product upgrades)
Qualifications for surgical technician
  • Surgical Technician certification preferred
  • Scrub on assigned cases utilizing aseptic technique
  • Experience in a surgical facility preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office applications which include Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint a plus
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a Certified Surgical Technician required
  • An accredited high school diploma or equivalent is required
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Surgical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a surgical technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for surgical technician
  • Processes all instruments and equipment for the operating room
  • Scrubs for, prepares, sets-up and assists during any surgical procedure
  • Duties will include working in Endo, Central Sterile Processing and Operating Room
  • Functions as a scrub technician in the operating room/ procedure room under the direction of the Registered Nurse
  • The Certified Surgical Technician assists in patient care by preparation and performance
  • Preforms the role of surgical scrub by anticipating the needs of the surgeon and keeping the circulating nurse informed of any needs throughout a procedure
  • Understands the high standards and cost savings and containment of the ASC
  • Promotes safe environment
  • Assists the team with safe and appropriate operating room turnover times
  • Follows CDC isolation guidelines, appropriately uses PPE, and performs handwashing according to policy
Qualifications for surgical technician
  • Must have Surgical scrub tech certification
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology program or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology program
  • Knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology as would normally be acquired through a BS degree in Animal Science or related field, or high school diploma and 2 year experience working with rodents
  • Capability to work in a fast paced environment and the flexibility to work as a team member or independently as needed
  • Experience performing duties as a surgical technologist

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