Job Summary: Functions under the AST guidelines for performance. Handles instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Assists surgical team during operation/procedure by arranging, inventoring and maintaining sterile set up for operation, and passes items as needed. Assists in preparation of surgical suite, moving patients, and in cleaning. Provides aid in exposure, homeostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out safe operation with optimal results for the patient within AST standards. Performs other duties as assigned. Applicable in TN.
SPECIFICATIONS Description Minimum Required Preferred / Desired Experience
2 years experience as a surgical tech OR work experience stated in the TN Grandfather Clause
Holds a current National Certification established by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a surgical technologist.
Must demonstrate education and training through one of the following methods under TN Code Ann. 68-57-101(a).
- Completion of a CAAHEP accredited program in surgical technology.
- Completion of an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces, CAAHEP accredited hospital, or CAAHEP accredited ambulatory surgical treatment cancer program; or
- Successfully completed the surgical technologists NBSTSA certifying exam
Grandfathered under TN Code Ann.