Surgical Service; Surgical Service Apprentice; Surgical Service Apprentice, Otolaryngology; Surgical Service Craftsman; Surgical Service Craftsman, Otolaryngology; Surgical Service Helper; Surgical Service Helper, Orthopedics; Surgical Service Helper, Urology; Surgical Service Journeyman, Orthopedics; Surgical Service Journeyman, Urology
What they do:
Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
On the job, you would:
Maintain a proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
Count sponges, needles, and instruments before and after operation.
Scrub arms and hands and assist the surgical team to scrub and put on gloves, masks, and surgical clothing.
medicine and dentistry
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
teaching and course design
keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
keep your arm or hand steady
hold or move items with your hands
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
pay attention to something without being distracted
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Graphics or photo imaging software
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or certificate after high school usually needed