ensures availability of equipment and supplies for endoscopy /
surgical procedures; exhibits skills to competently scrub for
surgical procedures and assist for endoscopy procedures; and
performs other duties as assigned by the RN.
Required - High school diploma or equivalent and
graduate from an accepted course in surgical technology.
Required - None.
Preferred - 1 year of experience in a similar medical
Required - Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart
Preferred - Certification in surgical technology.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Expertise in the theory and application of sterile and
Knowledge of human anatomy, surgery procedures, and
implementation instruments and technologies.
Basic analytical skills.
Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based
Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to
present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of
individuals throughout the patient care process.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability).
Performs direct patient care duties.
Organizes activities and supplies based on surgery
schedule and daily needs of the department.
Competently cares for and provides services to
patients/customers in specific relations to their age and
developmental stage with supervision of the staff nurse.
Communicates information pertaining to patient care needs
to patients, family members and co-workers.
Maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills,
training and credentials.
Adapts to rapid changes in the department caused by unit
census, patient acuity and resource availability.
Performs other related duties as required.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds
of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly:
activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move
objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for
Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a
negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an
occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.