Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.Also known as:
Surgical Scrub Technologist (Surgical Scrub Tech), Certified Surgical Tech/First Assistant, Surgical Technician, Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), Surgical Scrub Technician, Certified Surgical Technician, Surgical Technologist (Surgical Tech), Operating Room Technologist (OR Tech), Operating Room Technician (OR Tech), Operating Room Surgical Technician (OR St)
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Some college, no degree
High school diploma or equivalent
Less than high school diploma
Doctoral or professional degree
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Achievement in their jobs.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
This Occupation is a part of STEM Occupations.
Description: This occupation is a STEM career. That means it is heavy on Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics.
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