Entry to practice, novice Surgical Technician, performs under the supervision of experienced
Surgical Technicians and/or RN preceptor. Assists in the treatment and care of patients in the
Operating Room. Demonstrates progressive growth in ability to perform independent of an
orientor. Demonstrates evolving knowledge of the standards of practice required of a Surgical
Technician and of physician preferences necessary to provide for quality patient care.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
High school diploma required.
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology Program with eligibility to sit for the certification exam for surgical technologists.
Current CPR certification.
Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills in providing appropriate care/contact for patients in the following age groups:
_X_ Neonate (0 thru 30 days)
_X_ Infant (31 thru 12 months)
_X_ Child (13 months thru 12 years)
_X_ Adolescent (13 years thru 17 years)
_X_ Adult (18 years thru 65 years)
_X_ Geriatric (66+ years)
Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status. Possess the ability to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care/contact needed as described in the Unit's/Department's policies and procedures.
Medium-Heavy Work - Lifting up to 75 pounds on an infrequent basis (less than one lift every three minutes) and/or carrying up to 35 pounds while walking. Pushing or pulling up to 115 pounds infrequently or greater than 115 pounds occasionally (no more than once per hour).