Surgical Technologist Careers
A surgical technician is a very important part of the surgery team. A surgery tech is responsible for preparing the operating room by gathering the needed supplies and equipment. The tech will create and maintain the sterile field and count the items that are going to be used in surgery.
During the surgery, the tech will pass the instruments and supplies to the surgeon or surgical assistant. The tech may also be responsible for handling and labeling specimens that are to be sent to lab for testing. The surgical tech will perform a count of sponges and supplies with another member of the surgery team. This is vital to make sure no sponges or instruments were left inside of the patient.
After the surgery, the surgery technician will remove any used instruments and supplies from the operating room. The tech will transport used instruments to central supply to be sterilized. Then the surgical technologist will prepare the operating room for the next patient.