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SURGICAL CORE TECHNICIAN
Daily Tasks
Performs delegated activities and tasks to support the operating room team. The surgical core technician prepares and delivers medical/surgical supplies, instruments and equipment for surgical procedures. Technicians also clean, package, inventory and store surgical equipment and instrumentation.
Skills/Talents
Adapts to unpredictable situations, communications skills, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, positive personality, human relations skills, multitasking, self-motivated, ability to work with a team, professional image, respect diversity, honesty and caring attitude towards people.
Work Setting
Surgical core.
Work Hours
Primarily day shifts or day evening, Monday-Friday, with some on-call requirements. Overtime is mandatory.
Education
High school graduate or GED. Successful completion of a vocational program for patient care assistants or equivalent education/work experience.
Qualifications
Instrument technician certification preferred. Maintain basic life support competency.
Recommended High School Classes
computer applications, heath education, healthcare sciences, biology, chemistry, algebra and geometry
Minnesota Median Salary
N/A
Surgical Core Technician
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