*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
The Surgical Technician (Surg Tech) functions as a part of the surgical healthcare team, providing technical support to surgeons, RNs, and anesthetist in the operating room setting. He/she works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. During the operation the SurgTech arranges supplies and instruments, keeping an accurate count of the latter at all times; passes instruments and other sterile supplies to the surgeon during the operation; helps apply dressings, and helps prepare and preserve specimens taken for testing. In the Sterile Processing area, the Surg Tech will operate the sterilizers and run the various testing to validate and verify sterilization of surgical instruments and supplies. The Surg Tech will be responsible for cleaning and decontamination of surgical instruments following their use in surgery after regular hours, and checking instruments before and after cases for proper working condition and sterility.
Uses principles of aseptic practice in varying situations. Inspects sterile items for contamination before opening. Maintains sterility while opening sterile items for procedure. Anticipates the need for supplies and equipment. Checks supplies for outdates, restocks operating room and orders supplies to maintain an adequate on hand supply.
The Surgical Technician reports directly to the Surgical Services Unit Manager.
Mental: Moderate to high stress. Physical/emotional stamina with the ability to perform effectively in stressful situations at times. Ability to adjust and interact with a wide variety of job situations involving many different people and projects.
Physical: Long periods of standing, walking, and heavy lifting. Exposure to blood and body fluids, unpleasant sights, smells and infectious diseases possible.
**Qualifications Experience:**Current Surgical technician certification with five years of current experience as a surg technician. Must be Registered as a Surg Tech with the State of Colorado.