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Surgical Technician job description

A Surgical Technician is a medical professional who assists Surgeons during procedures by preparing operating rooms, sterilizing equipment, and maintaining a sterile environment. They work with the surgical team to ensure a smooth surgical process and provide support as needed.

 

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What is a Surgical Technician?

A Surgical Technician is a medical professional who assists Surgeons during procedures by preparing operating rooms, sterilizing equipment, and maintaining a sterile environment. They play a vital role in ensuring the smooth flow of surgical operations.

What does a Surgical Technician do?

A Surgical Technician’s primary role is to support Surgeons during surgical procedures. They are responsible for preparing the operating room, sterilizing instruments, and ensuring all necessary supplies are available. They assist with patient preparation, handle surgical instruments, and maintain a sterile environment throughout the procedure. Their presence helps ensure the safety and efficiency of surgical operations.

Surgical Technician responsibilities include:

  • Preparing sterile operating rooms for surgeries
  • Sterilizing equipment and instruments
  • Stocking adequate supplies for surgery

Job brief

We are looking for a qualified Surgical Technologist to assist our Surgeons with operations in our facility. You will be tasked with preparing and sterilizing the operating rooms and all equipment before procedures begin.

A Surgical Technician’s responsibilities include assisting with surgeries in an operating room. They gather and organize all necessary tools needed to perform these procedures and monitor a patient’s vital signs throughout surgery. They also provide assistance as required by surgical teams while passing instruments that have been sterilized.

Ultimately, you will work with a team of medical staff to ensure each procedure is a success from start to finish.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare the operating room for upcoming surgeries
  • Sterilize equipment and stock up any necessary supplies
  • Prepare patients for their procedures
  • Sterilize equipment and hand surgeons instruments upon request
  • Order and take inventory of supplies and maintain files and records of procedures

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Surgical Technician or similar role
  • Experience with instrumentation in the operating room
  • Strong understanding of surgical technology and surgical procedure
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Passionate about patient care
  • A graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program and Surgical Technician certification

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