Career Path Options for Surgical Techs

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If you’re a surgical tech or are considering this field, you may be wondering about career options. The first option, obviously, is that you can work as a surgical tech for your entire career. This profession is rewarding, challenging, and never boring. It allows surgical techs to make a difference in people’s lives every single… Read more »

How Do Sterile Techs Work Together with the Operating Room

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Every person who works in a hospital or other healthcare environment is important to help the facility run smoothly and efficiently. Sterile techs are an excellent example of this; they are the primary line of defense against infection. Their work helps keep patients, healthcare providers, and other employees safe. They work with many hospital departments,… Read more »

Communication with Your Healthcare Recruiter Matters More than Ever

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You haven’t experienced anything like COVID-19 in your lifetime; we haven’t, either. Communication is always important, but it’s especially important as we get through this crisis together. We know this is new for everyone, so we have some tips that might help. Overcommunicate in Uncertain Times Unexpected problems can pop up during a regular shift… Read more »

Healthcare Staffing Agencies Supply Qualified Workers When a Surge Happens

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With the influx of COVID-19 patients, many hospitals require additional staff, but it can be difficult for hospitals to meet those staffing needs in a timely manner. This is what healthcare staffing agencies do, and they can do it during this time of crisis so hospitals can focus their efforts on dealing with the novel… Read more »

Why Does a Strong Relationship with a Healthcare Recruiter Matter?

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It’s important to have a strong relationship with your recruiter; if you communicate well, understand each other, and trust each other, the candidate-recruiter relationship will be much more effective. Foundation of Trust Trust is a two-way street, and it’s important that you can trust each other from the beginning. To that end, always be honest… Read more »

Healthcare Staffing Agencies Are Here to Help in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic, and its effects are continuing throughout the world. Although it is waning in some countries, it is on the rise in others. The United States is grappling with it now, and it has not yet reached its peak here. Many communities are desperate for additional healthcare workers to help them… Read more »

Three Tips for Handling an Aggressive Job Interviewer

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You found a listing for a great job, sent in your application, and got a call for an interview. Congratulations! As you prepare for the interview, it may be helpful to run through possible scenarios, roleplay questions with a friend, and brush up on putting your best foot forward. Some candidates face aggressive interviewers, and… Read more »

What is Collaborative Robotics and How Does It Change the OR?

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Collaborative robotics is a feature in many operating rooms throughout the United States, and it’s becoming more widespread, with additional uses. But what does it mean? It makes many people wonder if the robot performs surgery. The answer is no: as with many robotic medical applications, the robot merely augments the surgeon’s or technician’s skill…. Read more »

Walking Through a Job Description for a Surgical Tech

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A surgical tech is an important member of the operating room team. Surgical techs have specific duties before, during, and after surgery, and attention to detail is critical at every stage of the process. In addition, surgical techs must be adaptable, quick thinking, and organized. Before Surgery Surgical techs are responsible for specific functions before… Read more »

Walking Through a Job Description for a Sterile Tech

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Germs are everywhere. That includes hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, and other facilities that care for patients. In these environments, it’s critical to minimize the risk of infection, and sterile techs are on the front line of that effort every single day. Cleaning/Decontaminating/Sterilizing Instruments When instruments are used in a healthcare environment, they must be… Read more »