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Surgical Technologist

Job Summary:

Works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Surgical Technician assists the surgeon and other medical professionals in the operating room along with preparing patients, rooms, and equipment for the surgical procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the Circulating Nurse open sterile supplies and prepares for each operative procedure.
  • Assist surgeons as scrub nurse according to prescribed standards.
  • Maintains correct count of sponges and needles with Circulator.
  • Decontaminates all equipment, instruments, and supplies and cleans room as directed in procedure.
  • Assists in application of dressings, and in moving patients.
  • Knowledge of where all supplies are stored.
  • Other duties as assigned.


1. 1. Excellent organization and follow-through skills, attention to detail and the ability to work within time constraints.

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, regulations and practices to give and evaluate patient care.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with physicians and other staff.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients and patients’ family members.
  • Ability to be flexible as required by changing office demands.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Surgical Technician certification preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience.

Environmental/Working Conditions:

Operating Room setting. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

Physical/Mental Demands:

Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stress in emergency situations.

OTHER DUTIES: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

NOMS Healthcare
Salary Range
$38,000.00 - 59,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Beachwood, OH 44122, US