A person having extensive knowledge, experience, proficiency and/or certifications in comprehensive, technical surgical skills that provides technical leadership in the care of the perioperative patient. Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, attends to the patients direct care needs. Acts a primary preceptor for Surgical Technology Students, Techs, and Sr. Techs in developing needed direct care skills and performs tasks as delegated by the RN. Works in partnership with a Registered Nurse and although this individual does not assume an independent assignment, can be relied upon to demonstrate excellence in the direct care of the most complex perioperative patients. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives in collaboration with other health team members. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups.