246ZS0410X Taxonomy Code - Surgical Technologist

Taxonomy Code

Code: 246ZS0410X

Type: Technologists, Technicians & Other Technical Service Providers

Classification: Specialist/Technologist, Other

Specialization: Surgical Technologist

Level: Level III - Area of Specialization

Definition: 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.

Version: NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 18.0

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