Surgical Technologists

Surgical Technologists

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Self Control * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility * Concern for Others * Initiative * Independence * Cooperation

Representative Tasks * Provide technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses, or anesthesiologists. * Maintain a proper sterile field during surgical procedures. * Prepare patients for surgery, including positioning patients on the operating table and covering them with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

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