To provide eligible Suffolk County residents with the opportunity to attend a 12-month, full-time educational program in Surgical Technology leading to a career as a surgical technologist.
Program Goal Defining Minimum Expectations:
To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology (cognitive),
- apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the role of a surgical technologist (cognitive),
- demonstrate knowledge of human biology (cognitive),
- implement appropriate techniques in the control of contamination/infection (cognitive),
- demonstrate knowledge of the surgical technologists responsibilities in the operating room/surgical environment (cognitive),
- apply knowledge of surgical and ancillary equipment to the care of the surgical patient (cognitive),
- anticipate the needs of the patient and surgical team in the operating room/surgical environment (cognitive),
- be proficient in the handling and maintenance of sterile instrumentation and ancillary equipment (psychomotor),
- prepare and preserve the sterile field in surgical environments (psychomotor),
- respond appropriately in the delivery of optimal care to all patients (affective) and
- demonstrate consistent and respectful communication with patients, colleagues and professional staff (affective).
Technical Standards for Surgical Technologist:
A Surgical Technologist must be able to:
- Stand for extended periods of time (potentially up to six (6) hours at a time).
- Perform fine motor skills and have manual dexterity.
- Hold the retractor for long periods of time.
- Lift instrument trays.
- Assist with patient positioning and transport.
- Move equipment and/or table(s).
- Set up instruments and maintain sterile field.
- Respond to oral instructions and other auditory sounds.
- Display mental capacity for problem solving, and numerical calculations.
- Meet mental capability for communication with staff and for decision making.
- Maintain a safe environment for the patient.
- Maintain proper sterilization and decontamination of instruments.
- Practice Universal Precautions with patients.
- Differentiate sounds and tones on all equipment.
- Demonstrate communication and handling skills for patient care
The Surgical Technology Program is open to 10 applicants in a cohort who meet the program criteria and income eligibility. Interested applicants must meet the income eligibility requirements* as specified by the grant program, as well as the application criteria, which includes a high school or high school equivalency transcript (TASC), one year of high school algebra, a 70 or higher on the TEAS exam, two essays and an interview.
*Income Eligibility Requirements
|Family of three||$40,182|
|For each additional child, add:||+$8,288|
Source: 2020-2021 Perkins Grant Guidelines
Please contact Carol Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-451-4559 for application information.
The graduation requirements for the program include the completion 1,304 hours of instruction, lab and clinical experiences including the successful completion of a minimum of 120 scrubs at an offsite hospital or surgical center and a 65 average or above.
The program includes five main content areas:
|1. Healthcare Sciences||204|
|2. Technological Sciences||12|
|3. Patient Care Concepts||6|
|4. Surgical Technology/Surgical Procedures||920*|
|5. Professional Practice||25|
*The program will require 120 clinical scrub-ins at an off-site hospital and/or surgical center. Participants will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the clinical site.
Support for the development/production of this material was provided in part by a grant under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 administered by the New York State Education Department.