State of Washington
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.
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.
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.
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.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Completion of a Surgical Technologist program
One year of experience assisting clinical staff in a variety of operative procedures in an operating room environment.
Class Specification History
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
Revised new class code: (formerly 6430) effective July 1, 2007