To be part of our organization, every employee should understand
and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our
Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect,
accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are
an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing
surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the
supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective
conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring
that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment
functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted
under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical
technologists are experts in the theory and application of the
principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the
knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation
and tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance
of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
- Contributing to the preparation of the surgery by assisting the
Circulating Nurse in making available all necessary supplies,
instrumentation and equipment according to the needs of the patient
and the surgical team.
- Maintaining safety awareness as it applies to patient and
equipment. Proper handling and identification of all
- Collaborating with team members to check and accurately restock
necessary supplies in assigned room in a fiscally responsible
- Preparing the operative site for surgery under the direction of
a registered nurse and assists the other members of the surgical
team as needed; reports status of procedure to relief team.
- Demonstrating commitment to personal growth and development.
This is to include attending in-services, maintaining
certification, keeping up-to-date on meeting minutes and updated
policies and procedure.
- Recognizing the importance of teamwork, consideration, and
cooperation within the operating room.
- Responsible for preparing and maintaining sterile fields to
assure quality patient care. This is to include assuring integrity
of asepsis according to policies and procedures; maintain alertness
and report any break in technique. Assist and anticipate the needs
of the surgeon. Verify with Circulating Nurse complete, sponge,
needle and instrument counts. Inspection of supplies and equipment
for evidence of proper sterilization and integrity according to
- Identifying the principles of sterile technique and applies
these techniques when assisting each operative procedure.
A graduate of CAAHEP accredited surgical technology program or
formal program as defined by the LCCST. (Training may be through a
hospital based program or through the military.)
1-2 years of experience and certification as a surgical
Must obtain LCC-ST certification within 1 year of employment if
not already certified.
Demonstrated knowledge of the theory and application of sterile
and aseptic technique combined with the knowledge of human anatomy
and various instrumentation and procedures in all surgical areas
and services. Demonstrates knowledge of all aspects of the
Perioperative Department and works independently on surgical
procedures. Utilizes the recommended guidelines as set forth in the
Association of Surgical Technologist Standards of Practice in
accomplishing job-related responsibilities.
Standing 90% of the work day. Ability to lift up to 36 pounds,
handle highly-stressful physical and interpersonal situations, do
repetitive work, fine hand manipulations, and work at an elevated
level from floor. Able to cope with repeated skin scrubbing and
withstand variation in room temperatures.
Yale New Haven Health will be hosting a virtual career event for
Surgical Technology. To register, please visit here:
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