Teaching Hosp Surgical Technologist 2

Grade 12

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  1. Teaching Hosp Surgical Technologist 1

    Grade 09

  2. Teaching Hosp Surgical Technologist 2

    Grade 12

Summary of Job Description

As a Teaching Hospital Surgical Technologist 2, you would:

In addition to performing the duties of a Teaching Hospital Surgical Technologist 1, assist in the more difficult surgical procedures; coordinate and delegate assignments to subordinate staff and provide advanced training to Surgical Technologist students and new Teaching Hospital Surgical Technologists 1; instruct Teaching Hospital Surgical Technologists 1 in the steps of surgical procedure and use of surgical instruments and equipment; identify and report patient care needs to the Registered Nurse; and participate in quality assurance and quality improvement programs.

Assist the Registered Nurse and surgeon in identifying, gathering, and preparing medical instrumentation and specialty equipment for surgical procedures.

Assist surgical team with the setting up and passing of sterile instruments during surgical procedures.  

Ensure the proper handling of instruments, sponges, sutures, implants, surgical supplies, and specimens in a manner that ensures asepsis and patient safety.

Prepare the sterile field and assists in preparing the operative site and draping the patient.

Transport patients to and from operating room and performs preoperative shave preps.

Assist in the preparation and aftercare of equipment and supplies.

Clean unsanitary instruments, check for defective items, and assemble instruments correctly in a container or tray, and wraps and labels instruments appropriately.

Test the operation and efficiency of equipment and reports problems to the Registered Nurse.

Collect and transport required operative set-up to surgical room.

Assist in cleaning and restocking rooms according to established standards.

Assist in taking inventory of equipment and supplies for specialty areas.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

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