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Surgical Technologist

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Urban Institute
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

7 skill sets | 34 total skills
Prepare for Surgical Procedures
Prepare the operating room environment according to the surgical procedure
Prepare for the specific procedure
Establish sterile field
Take preoperative precautions
Prepare the patient and surgical team
Participate in surgical time out
Perform Intraoperative Duties/Activities
Maintain the operating room environment according to surgical procedure
Provide the surgical team members with supplies required for the procedure
Assemble and test materials and specialty equipment during surgery
Anticipate needs during surgery
Provide intraoperative assistance when delegated by a surgeon
Handle medications, solutions, and specimens appropriately
Perform closing sponge, needle, and instrument counts
Perform Postoperative Procedures and Room Turnover
Conduct postoperative patient care
Dispose of waste
Conduct room turnover after surgery
Assist Circulator
Assist with/provide patient care
Assist with supplies and equipment
Recognize and Demonstrate Knowledge of the Maintenance of Surgical Supplies/Equipment
Wash and decontaminate instruments
Ultrasound, milk, rinse and dry instruments
Assemble instrument trays
Prepare for and operate sterilizers
Provide Safe Environment
Maintain a safe preoperative environment
Maintain a safe intraoperative environment
Maintain a safe postoperative environment
Practice precautions with critical equipment
Practice general safety precautions
Perform Departmental Responsibilities
Receive/participate in dept. communications
Inventory supplies
Rotate supplies
Order supplies
Create/update surgeon preference cards
Attend inter/intra departmental committees
Maintain cleanliness of department

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