Surgical Technician Extern
Job responsibilities include those listed in the competency document.
Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers
in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.
Must be flexible, punctual, and be willing to learn in the surgical environment
Ensures the availability and preparedness of OR rooms, supplies and equipment needed to support efficient and effective
Responsible for having sterile instruments, sutures and equipment necessary for the surgical procedure, along with a
working knowledge of each device
Assist with positioning and prepping according to the standards of practice and policies and procedures of the
department and the hospital
Performs initial instrument, sharps and sponge counts with the circulator and performs additional counts as necessary
Assists with draping the patient and establishing the sterile field.
Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure.
Required to maintain the sterile field to ensure patient/employee safety by maintaining highest standard of sterile
technique during the procedure.
Prepares and passes off specimen(s) as appropriate.
Assist in lifting, turning, positioning and preparing patients for surgical procedures, using proper body mechanics
Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment.
Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization.
Assists other members of the team with terminal cleaning of room .
Uses standard precautions and appropriate personal protective equipment when working around or handling hazardous
substances, including blood and body fluids.
Performs all duties as assigned.
Must be a student of an accredited Surgical Technology Program
Must obtain certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within
6 months of graduating
Florence, SC, United States