The surgical technologist serves as an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
· Ability to assess, project and plan for procedural needs
· Possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique.
· Combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Salaries are calculated upon applicable experience
· Surgical technologists graduate from surgical technology programs accredited through
ARC/STSA, a collaborative effort of AST and ACS, by CAAHEP. CAAHEP is a
recognized accreditation agency of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(CHEA). In addition, surgical technology programs are located in educational institutions
that are institutionally accredited by agencies recognized by the United States
Department of Education (USDE) or The Joint Commission. The ARC/STSA is also a
member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
· Must become certified within six months of the hire date.