A specially trained individual who helps prepare for surgical patients by selecting and preparing the supplies and instruments. Assists the surgeon under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. Performs transport duties within the perioperative departments. Works in collaboration with the nursing leadership of Surgical Services to ensure the work is accomplished and the assigned service line functions effectively. Works in collaboration with the RN Service Line Lead as the first line of support for staff, physicians, and other related providers on issues specific to the assigned service line.
High School/GED Preferred. Graduate of an approved Operating Room Technician program required.
Minimum Work Experience
Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Certified Surgical Technologist. Pediatric experience preferred.
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Certified Surgical Technician
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Excellent attention to detail and good at following verbal instructions.
Excellent communication and customer service skills.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Medium lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 20-50 lbs occasionally, 10-20 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 100 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.