Surgical Technologist: Job Description Job Purpose:Serves patients by maintaining the sterile field in the operating room; helping the surgical team.Duties:* Prepares for surgical procedures by setting up the operating room; organizing sterile table with surgical instruments and equipment, sterile linens, and sterile solutions.* Keeps equipment operating by checking and adjusting sterilizers, lights, suction machines, electrosurgical units, and diagnostic equipment.* Keeps supplies ready by maintaining fluids, such as plasma, saline, blood, and glucose for use during surgery.* Prepares patients for surgery by washing, shaving, and disinfecting incision sites; transporting patients; positioning patients on table; covering patients with sterile surgical drapes.* Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments; providing sterile items; holding retractors, cutting sutures, and applying dressings.* Safeguards surgical specimens by preparing, caring for, and routing to laboratory.* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations.* Enhances surgery department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.* Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and JCAHO standards.Skills/Qualifications:Surgical Experience, Infection Control, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Bedside Manner, Emotional Control, Organization, Medical Teamwork, Thoroughness, Quality Focus, Analyzing Information , Informing Others Company Description: Nurses Etc. Staffing is highly competitive in the healthcare staffing industry. Our company began in the home of our CEO Donald L. Mooney, 16 years ago and has grown abundantly since. We pride ourselves on providing quality care to the patients of our clients and partners. Nurses Etc. is a proud partner of United Way, Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Africa New Life, in addition to owning the title of a Minority and Veteran-Owned Nationwide Small Business. We are looking for motivated, passionate, and top-performing healthcare professionals to partner with us in carrying out our company mission and vision.