Under the general
supervision of the OR Charge Nurse, Unit Director and the authority of the
Chief Nursing Officer, the Surgical Tech assists with the nursing care of
patients receiving surgical care and surgical intervention. Duties include scrubbing and other related
procedures, including but not limited to: instrument setup, delivery during
procedures, assisting the surgeons, instrument cleaning, processing and
maintenance. Effectively interact with
patient, significant others, and other heath team members. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary
to provide care based on physical, psycho/social, education, safety and related
criteria for the newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric
- High School Graduate
&/or graduate of accredited Surgical Technologist Program.
- Eligible, but not
mandatory, to sit for the Surgical Technologist Certification Exam or
grandfathered for LPN”s and OR Techs who received on the job
Current certification in the State of Louisiana, if applicable.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Previous experience preferred, but not required.
Basic knowledge of suture materials and techniques.
Basic knowledge of biology and chemistry.
Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Thorough knowledge of surgical procedures, maintenance and care of
Working knowledge of electrical, laparoscopic, and powered surgical