Surgical Technician - Inland Empire

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Surgical Technician - Inland Empire

San Bernardino, California




Job Description



A Surgical Technician, or Surgery Technician, is responsible for assisting with surgical procedures in an operating room. Their duties include gathering and organizing all surgical tools needed for a procedure, monitoring a patient’s vital signs throughout surgical procedures or assisting surgical teams by handing them tools and re-sterilizing the operating room post-surgery.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Setting up the instruments and equipment that is required for the procedure
  • Sterilizing equipment and taking an inventory to ensure there are enough supplies for surgery
  • Preparing the patient for surgery
  • Passing the Surgeon instruments and sterile supplies throughout the operation
  • Taking a count of all surgical instruments and supplies prior to the operation 
  • Recounting surgical instruments and supplies at the end of the operation
  • Maintaining an overall sterile environment throughout the surgery

Skills and Qualifications

  • Surgical Technicians require the ability to use their hands quickly and with precision. 
  • The ideal candidate must be an honest and ethical person in order to work in this position based on trust. 
  • Keeping operating rooms sterile requires a keen attention to detail.
  • Surgical Technicians need communication skills to adequately relay any and all relevant patient details to all members of the surgical team.
  • An effective Surgical Technician must have good listening skills in order to comprehend and quickly respond to the needs of the surgical team during a procedure. 
  • A good memory is necessary in order to avoid the repetition of lengthy explanations for tasks that need to be completed. 
  • A Surgical Technician will need physical endurance to stand for long periods of time. 
  • A successful Surgical Technician must be comfortable working under pressure.

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