Nowhere is teamwork needed more than in the operating room. And the surgical technologist is a key member of the team.
Doctors, nurses, and patients depend on the sterile field that the surgical technologist sets up and enforces. Techs also stock the blood and other surgical supplies. Through all stages of the operation, the tech is there to assist, predicting what will be needed next, while keeping track of the patient's condition.
Surgical technologists ensure the safety of patients; sterilize instruments; and handle special equipment, drugs, and supplies during surgery.
You can’t be squeamish in this line of work, since you'll hand the surgeon tools during surgery and monitor the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs.
Organized, responsible, attentive to detail, and a great team player.
Technologists must know procedures well to have instruments ready for surgeons without having to be told.