Allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works under the supervision of the registered nurse and medical staff to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and minimally invasive surgical procedures. This individual works to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Associate's Degree or 2 year certificate in Surgical Technology from an accredited institution
Located in South Carolina, Lexington Medical Center is a 414-bed modern medical complex that anchors a comprehensive network of 600-plus affiliated physicians, including six strategically located community medical and urgent care centers, 42 physician practices, an occupational health center, the largest extended care facility in the state and an Alzheimer’s Care Center.
Lexington Medical Cent...er was voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, “Best Hospital” by readers of The State ten years in a row, and the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation.
Lexington Medical Center has recently affiliated with Duke Medicine’s internationally recognized heart program, one of the world’s leading cardiovascular clinical research programs, to begin procedures including open heart surgery and elective angioplasty.