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Surgical technicians assist surgeons and other medical professionals in operating rooms as part of a team of operating room professionals. Responsibilities include, preparing patients, rooms and equipment for pending, active and post surgical procedures.
Surgical technicians ensure all of the equipment needed for the procedure is properly disinfected, assembled and in working order. They place sterile solutions to be easily accessible by the surgeon.
Surgical technicians may clean, shave and disinfect the areas of a patients body that will be operated on. They move patients to the OR and position them on the operating table, using sterile surgical drapes to cover them. Monitoring patients’ vital signs and observing their status is also a job responsibility of a surgical technician.
During surgery, surgical technicians pass sterile surgical equipment to surgeons. They may also cut sutures, keep track of items like sponges and needles, operate lights and help dress a patients wounds. Surgical techs are sometimes responsible for the preparation and disposal of lab specimens.
After surgery, a surgical technician generally transports a patient back to his or her room. He or she then returns to the OR to clean and prep for the next surgery.
One year experience required