Position : Certified Surgical Tech
The Certified Surgical Technologist's (CST) responsibilities include handling of instrumentation, supplies, and equipment necessary for surgical procedure.
He or she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon.
He or she has the necessary knowledge and the ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field.
The Certified Surgical Technologist acting as a second assisting surgical technologist assists the surgeon and/or First Assistant during the operative procedure by carrying out technical tasks.
This role is distinct from that of the First Assistant and may in some circumstances, be performed at the same time as the scrub role.