UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8430 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8716 (WFSE HMC)


BASIC FUNCTION

Assist clinical staff in a variety of operative procedures. Obtain, assemble and arrange sterile instruments and supplies used for surgical procedures; pass appropriate instruments, sutures and supplies to surgeon during procedures; and maintain patient safety throughout perioperative care.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, prepare operating room for surgical procedures; obtain, assemble and arrange sterile instruments; and anticipate and pass instruments, sutures and supplies required during operative procedures.

TYPICAL WORK

Prepare operating room prior to procedures by selecting sterile instruments from autoclave and/or sterile containers, arranging appropriate instruments for specific procedures, and arranging required equipment;

Maintain aseptic technique;

Anticipate and pass instruments and supplies to surgeon during procedures;

Count and document supplies used during procedures;

Assist with equipment preparation;

Assist with draping patients;

Assist with gowning and gloving physicians;

Assist with clean up after procedures;

Assist with dressing application and patient transfer;

Participate in training and orienting students and staff;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Completion of a Surgical Technologist program AND one year of experience assisting clinical staff in a variety of operative procedures in an operating room environment.

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement

Registered by the State of Washington as a Surgical Technologist, or licensed in the State of Washington as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse or Physician.

New Class: 6-19-75
Revise Class: 1-15-81
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise Class: 11-12-93
Revise MQ: 5-9-2003

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05