Surgical Technician Skills

Surgical Technician Skills

Surgical technician skills include expertise in  sterile and aseptic techniques and combine knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance. Surgical technicians should: 

  • possess manual dexterity to handle instruments quickly
  • be conscientious, orderly, and emotionally stable
  • be ready and anticipate having instruments ready for surgeons without prompting
  • keep abreast of new developments in the field
  • have coordination skills to adjust in relation to others' actions
  • have problem sensitivity — the ability to recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong

 


Information on this page summarized from:
(1)  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Surgical Technologists,  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm
(2)  Wikipedia contributors, "Surgical technologist," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Surgical_technologist&oldid=327581434
(3) O*Net Online,
Summary Report for: 29-2055.00 - Surgical Technologists,http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2055.00(4) Image credit: The image on this page is licensed from Fotolia.

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