Senior Surgical Technician WK

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


Under direct supervision, assists
surgical team before, during, and after surgery and provides expert support,
assistance, and maintenance of instruments and equipment.

Essential Functions:

- Specifically and regularly
assigned to direct, check, review, assign, organize, coordinate, train and
reporting on the work of one (1) or more other Surgical Technicians; or who
have a least two (2) years experience as a Surgical Technician

- Demonstrates ability to perform,
and under general supervision frequently do perform, the most complex
techniques and procedures of the classification in accordance with the
specifications set by the department head

- Coordinates configuration of
equipment to provide ease of use

- Places equipment and supplies in
operating room and arranges instruments, according to instructions

- Checks instruments and equipment
for sterility, cleanliness, and functionality prior to the start of the case

- Assists with set up and use of
equipment during procedures

- Assists with allocation of
equipment for procedures on a daily basis

- Assists team members to place and
position patient on table

- Scrubs arms and hands and dons
gown and gloves and scrub procedures as primary or secondary staff

- Aids team to don gowns and gloves
and dons personal protective equipment when required

- Hands instruments and supplies to
surgeon, holds retractors, and performs other tasks as directed by surgeon and
circulating nurse during operation

- Counts sponges, needles, and
instruments before and after operation per hospital policy

- Puts dressings on patient
following surgery

- Actively participates in meeting
patient safety goals in promoting quality and safe patient care

- Cleans operating room and assists
in room turnover and washes and sterilizes equipment

- Recommends to manager guidelines
for use of equipment, purchase of new/replacement equipment, additional parts
and supplies

- Assembles/complies case carts with
supplies, instruments, and equipment in preparation for the procedure

- Performs other related duties as

- This job motivates and provides
work direction to other employees, but does not have the authority to hire,
fire or discipline

- Two (2) years of experience as a surgical technician

- Two (2) years of current acute Operating Room experience

- Strong experience with minimally invasive, general, ENT, eyes, plastics, orthopedics, vascular, open heart-thoracic, spine, urology, GYN, podiatry, maxillofacial, and neuro surgery specialties. Including video, orthopedic and all other needed equipment to do the above surgeries preferred

- The senior level classification for Surgical Technician shall apply only to Surgical Technicians who are specifically and regularly assigned by the Employer to direct and check the work of one (1) or more Surgical Technicians; or who have at least two (2) years of experience as a Surgical Technician plus the demonstrated ability to perform and under general supervision frequently do perform the most complex techniques and procedures of the classification in accordance with the specifications set by the department head

- High School Diploma/GED

- Certification in Surgical Technology preferred

- Surgical Technicians certified by the Association of Operating Room Technicians, affiliated with the Association of Operating Room Nurses shall qualify as Senior Surgical Technicians upon presentation of their certificate


- Must be willing to participate in training of RNs and other disciplines in the scrub role

- Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos 

- Ability to write simple correspondence

- Basic computer skills

- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization

- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment

- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement

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