The Surgical Technologist (ST) performs technical functions to assist in the delivery of patient care within the Operating Room or other areas of the hospital as assigned. The ST provides assistance to other health care providers such as Registered Nurses, anesthesia staff, surgeons and other professionals. The primary role of the ST is to perform in the ‘scrub’ role during surgical procedures and by assuring availability of all sterile supplies, instrumentation, and equipment. This includes but is not limited to:
- Performs scrub in OR
- Anticipates needs of patient and surgeon
- Strong critical thinking skills, prioritization, and ability to be decisive under pressure
- Supervised by RN
- Prepares and knows the specific uses of equipment, instrumentation and supplies
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of surgical technology (civilian or military), Associate of Arts Degree in Surgical Technology from an accredited technical or Liberal Arts College or 10 plus years’ experience as a Surgical Technologist.
Certification: BLS through AHA.
Certification as a Surgical Technologist under the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist by graduating from a CAAHEP and passing a national certification examination (CST) OR, certification under the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or certification under the Armed Forces (military) Program is required.