Classification: Specialist/Technologist, Other
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Association of Surgical Technologists, "Job Description: Surgical Technologist," 2014. [7/1/2014: code modified, title modified, definition added]
Additional Taxonomy Codes from Specialists/Technologists, Others
246ZA2600XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Art, Medical)
246ZB0301XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Biomedical Engineering)
246ZB0302XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Biomedical Photographer)
246ZB0500XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Biochemist)
246ZB0600XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Biostatistician)
246ZC0007XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Surgical Assistant)
246ZE0500XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (EEG)
246ZE0600XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Electroneurodiagnostic)
246ZG0701XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Graphics Methods)
246ZG1000XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Medical Geneticist)
246ZI1000XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Medical Illustration)
246ZN0300XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Nephrology)
246ZS0400XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Surgical)
246ZX2200XSpecialist/Technologist, Other (Orthopedic Assistant)
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