Ophthalmic Surgical Technician

Amanda Berry - Morganton, NC
Posted: June 21, 2020

We are looking for a capable and self-assured Surgical Technician to join our surgical team in our private, outpatient surgery center. As a Surgical Technician, you will assist our surgeons, circulating registered nurses and other members of our operating room team. Our ideal candidate is a team-player who can complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment. The position’s duties are highly variable and the successful candidate must be alert, attentive and able to maintain the operating room pace.

This is a full-time position with no weekends, evenings, or holidays. Benefits including dental, life, and disability plans, along with company-funded health insurance, profit-sharing and 401(k) plans.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in surgical technology or related field
  • Completion of vocational certificate program in surgical technology
  • Certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology
  • BLS Certification
  • One-year previous experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Share responsibility with the Nursing team to ensure supplies for each case have been collected and readied
  • Maintain the sterile field throughout surgical procedures
  • Assist with patient draping
  • Pass and retrieve surgical instruments during procedures
  • Perform other tasks on or about the sterile as directed by the surgeon, anesthetist or circulating nurse
  • Clean and sterilize all medical instruments and equipment at the end of each case and at the end of each day
  • Check the autoclaves, runs attest and Bowie Dick’s for required sterilizing wrapped items and maintain proper records
  • Send broken and damaged instruments for repair, reordering as needed
  • Clean and check all instruments routinely for lubrication or special processing
  • Maintain sterile supplies, dated supplies, and re-sterilization
  • Order all surgical supplies, restock as needed

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to monitor machines to ensure proper performance
  • Able to coordinate tasks and actions within a team
  • Excellent active listening and effective communication skills
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally stoop, bend, reach, and twist
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up
  • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
  • Persistent arm-hand steadiness and manual dexterity

Working Environment

  • Privately-owned surgical suite with two operating rooms
  • Environment often fast-paced

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Amanda Berry

Amanda Berry

Morganton, NC

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