Operating Room Surgical Technologist Skills Checklist

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Operating Room Surgical Technologist Skills Checklist

Instructions: This checklist is meant to serve as a general guideline for our client facilities as to the level of your skills within your nursing specialty. Please use the scale below to describe your experience/expertise in each area listed below.

GENERAL SURGERY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Abdominal Perineal Resection
Appendectomy/Cholescystectomy
Breast Biopsy
Colon Resection/Surgery
Gastrectomy
Gastric Bypass/Roux-en-Y
Hemorrhoidectomy
Herniorrhaphy – Inguinal, Ventral, Femoral, Umbilical
Laparoscopic General Surgeries
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Mastectomy
Splenectomy
Thyroidectomy
CARDIOVASCULAR

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Aorta Repair
Aorto-Bifemoral/Femoral-Pop Bypass Graft
Cardiac Bypass Surgery
Carotid Endarterectomy
Endoscopic Vascular Procedures
Femoral Popliteal Bypass Graft
Laparascopic Cardiac Surgery
Robotic Assisted Cardiac Surgery
Valve Replacement/Repair
Ventricular Assist Device
THORACIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Endoscopic Thoracic Procedures
Esophagogastrectomy
Mediastinotomy/Sternotomy
Thoracoscopy/Nuss Procedure
Thoracotomy
ORTHOPEDIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Total Joint Replacement
Closed Reduction of Fracture
External Fixator
Cannulated Hip Screws
Bankhart Procedure
Birmingham Procedure
Carpal Tunnel Release
Arthroscopy
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
NEUROLOGICAL

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Craniotomy
Steriotactic Guided Brain Biopsy
Laminectomy
Laparoscopic Anterior Laminectomy
Insertion of Vagal Nerve Stimulator
Insertion of VP Shunt
Spinal Fusion
Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion
Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
GENITOURINARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Vasicaurethropexy
Marshall Marchetti
Circumcision
Cystoscopy/Cystogram/Pyelogram
Prostatectomy
Nephrectomy
Orchidectomy/Orchidopexy
Ureterostomy
Laparoscopic Assisted GU Procedures
Robotic Assisted GU Procedures
GYNECOLOGICAL

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Abdominal Hysterectomy
Anterior Posterior Repair
C-Section
D & C
Laparoscopic Assisted Hysterectomy
Laparotomy with Microtuboplasty
Robotic Assisted GYN Procedures
Vaginal Delivery
Vaginal Hysterectomy
EAR/NOSE/THROAT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Endoscopic ENT Procedures
Laryngectomy
Mastoidectomy
Myringotomy with Insertion of Tubes
Radical Neck
Septoplasty
Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
Tracheostomy
Tympanoplasty
CRANIOFACIAL/ORAL/PLASTICS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Craniectomy
Craniofacial Reconstruction
Dental Surgery
Leforte 1 Maxillary/Sagittal Osteotomy
ORIF Mandibular Fracture
Otoplasty
Reconstruction of Ear
Removal of Arch Bars
Repair of Cleft Lip, Nose, Palate
Rhinoplasty
PLASTIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Blephoroplasty
Breast Reconstruction with Implant
Breast Reduction Mammoplasty
Face Lift
Mastectomy with Tram Flap Reconstruction
Split Thickness Skin Graft
Suction Lipectomy
TRANSPLANTS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Heart
Lung
Liver
Pancreas
Eye
Organ Donation
Suction Lipectomy
OPHTHAMOLOGY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Cataract Extraction with Implant
Vitrectomy
Scleral Buckle
Cataract Aspiration; Anterior Vitrectomy
Corneal Transplant
GENERAL SURGERY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Anal Fistulectomy/Anoplasty
Appendectomy/Cholecystectomy
Biopsy (Mass, Muscle, Lymph Node)
Bronchoscopy
Colostomy
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy w/ Biopsy
Esophagoscopy
Exploratory Laparotomy
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Fundoplication
Gastrostomy
Herniorrhaphy
Insertion of Port-a-Cath, Hickman, Broviac
Laparascopic General Surgery Procedures
Liver Biopsy
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
Thoracoscopy/Nuss Procedure
GENITOURINARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Circumcision
Cystoscopy/Cystogram/Pyelogram
Hydrocelectomy
Nephrectomy
Orchidectomy/Orchidopexy
Repair of Hypospadias
Retrograde Pyelogram
Ureterostomy
NEURO

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Craniotomy
Insertion of Vagal Nerve Stimulator
Insertion of VP Shunt
Laminectomy
CARDIAC/VASCULAR

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Arterial Switch
ASD/VSD Repair
Atrial Septectomy
Bidirectional Glenn
BT Shunt
ECMO Insertion/Decannulation
Norwood Procedure
Pacemaker
PDA Ligation
Repair of Coarctation of Aorta
Ross Procedure
Tetralogy of Fallot Repair
Valve Repair/Replacement
Ventricular Assist Device
TRANSPLANT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Heart
Kidney
Liver/Pancreas
Lung
Organ Donation
OPHTHAMOLOGY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Transplant
Dacrocystorhinostomy
Excision of Chalazion
Eye Muscle Surgery
Levator Resection
Orbitotomy of Eye
Repair of Ptosis
EAR/NOSE/THROAT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Cochlear Implant
Laryngotracheoplasty
Myringotomy with Tubes
Septoplasty
Suspension Microlaryngoscopy
Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
Tracheostomy
Turbinate Reduction
Tympanoplasty/Typanomastoidectomy
CRANIOFACIAL/ORAL/PLASTICS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Craniectomy
Craniofacial Reconstruction
Dental Surgery
Leforte 1 Maxillary/Sagittal Osteotomy
Mandibular Osteotomy
ORIF Mandibular Fracture
Otoplasty
Reconstruction of Ear
Repair of Cleft Lip, Nose, Palate
Rhinoplasty
Skin Graft
ORTHOPEDICS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Acetabuloplasty/Triple Innominate
Arthroscopy of Knee, Wrist, Shoulder
Closed Reduction, Percutaneous Pin
External Fixator (Ilizarov/Orthofix)
ORIF Shoulder, Humerus, Tibia, Femur
Osteotomy/VDRD/Calcaneal/Metatarsal
Spinal Fusion/Spinal with Instrumentation
Tendoachilles Lengthening
OR EQUIPMENT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Electrocautery (ESU)
Laparoscopy Systems
Neuro
OR Fracture Tables (List types below)
Orthopedic Total Joint Systems(List Types )
Power Equipment( List Types )
Robotics Systems (List types below)
Spinal Fusion Instrumentation (List Types )
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Malignant Hyperthermia Protocol
Infection Prevention
Isolation Precautions
National Patient Safety Goals/Core Measures
Universal Protocol
EMR

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Epic
Picis
Cerner
Eclipsys
McKesson
Meditech
Other Computerized System
Computerized Physician Order Entry
EMR Conversion
CERTIFICATIONS

Expiry Date :
BLS
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
Certified Sterile Processing Technologist (CSPT)
Other: Specify
Age Specific Competencies

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Infant (Birth – 1 year)
Preschooler (ages 2-5 years)
Childhood (ages 6-12 years)
Adolescents (ages 13-21 years)
Young Adults (ages 22-39 years)
Adults (ages 40-64 years)
Older Adults (ages 65-79 years)
Elderly (ages 80+ years)

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