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Surg Techs ~Just A Tech? - Are you?~ SurgicalTechSuccess
January 28, 2008
Hi,

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In today's Newsletter:

~Just A Tech? ARE YOU?~

~Give Me A Break~

~Links, Updates, & Reminders~

~NEW JOB POSTED~

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There is a new Surgical Tech Job Posted in one of the most beautiful parts of this country. Sounds like an awesome position. I'd take a look now before it is gone:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

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Are you just a tech?

Ya know, in the Surgical Tech Success Handbook, one of the things I discuss is Surgical Attitudes. And, one of the questions I often hear is why do some people refer to the Surgical Technologist as:

"Just a Tech"...

hmmm,..,

"Just a Tech"...

I've heard this every now and then throughout my career and recently I've received a few emails from working surgical techs and potential students about why some O.R. personnel refer to Surgical Techs as "just a tech".

Well, to be quite honest with you, I could never understand why circulators or surgeons feel the need to make such a statement.

Not all of your coworkers and team members in surgery look at you as "just a tech".

But, if you really think about it, the RN is "just a nurse", the surgeon is "just a surgeon", and the operating room is "just an operating room".

So why does it sound so bad when somebody refers to you as "just a tech".

Well, seeing that you spent months or even years in a surgical tech program, learned more things about surgery than most people will ever know, and devoted countless hours of study time and time on the job learning your trade does not make you "just a tech". At least not the way it sounds when it's coming from a coworker.

Listen, don't let "just a tech" make you feel any less than the nurse or surgeon you are working with.

People who make such comments usually have some type of professional insecurity going on within themselves.

You are a Surgical Tech!

With all of the knowledge you learn in school and all of the "hands on" experience you get on the job, you are far more than "just a tech".

You are an extremely important component of the surgical team.

Think about your responsibilities and everything you are learning or have learned in school.

You have more knowledge of the operating room than any nurse coming right out of a nursing program.

You have more knowledge of the operating room than any medical student coming right out of med school.

You have more knowledge of the operating room than most people will ever be exposed too.

Nobody with your qualifications is "just a tech"!

My advice to you is to be proud of being a Surgical Tech.

If one of your teammates makes such a statement, let it go, consider the source, and be proud of your position.

And if they see you as "just a tech", then know there is some type of professional insecurity issue going on with the person saying that.

Your employer will never see you as just a tech.

Once you prove yourself to your coworkers, they will see that you are not "just a tech".

When you start working in the O.R., scrub on as many different cases as possible.

Keep a positive attitude.

Always ask questions.

Never stop learning.

It's up to your motivation and desire to become more than "just a tech".

You are more than just a tech and it's up to you to prove yourself to your new team.

If you want to read more details about Surgical Attitudes AND how to deal with them, read the Surgical Tech Success Handbook.

http://surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechsuccesshb.html

You can see the complete Surgical Tech Success package here:

http://surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechsuccesshb.html

Stay positive, ask questions, study hard, and keep learning. That's the solid foundation to build from and work your way into becoming an expert in surgery.

Until Next Time~

Your friend,

Robert Prince, CST

P.s.

Surgical Tech Success Handbook:

http://surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechsuccesshb.html

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A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step...

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~Give Me A Break!

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If your Give Me A Break moment is published, you will receive a FRE'E personally signed printed edition of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook.

Hit me with your give me a break moment here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechsuccesscontactus.html

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~Quick Reminders~

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SURGICAL TECH JOBS

There is a new Surgical Tech Job Posted in one of the most beautiful parts of this country. Sounds like an awesome position. I'd take a look now before it is gone:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

Make sure you check all job postings here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

HELP WANTED:

A new F'R'E.E' job searching tool here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechemploymenttools.html

AND here

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

-- look for the following link: "Get a free career assessment and find local jobs. Get recruited by the company of your dreams"

-SURGERY NEWS-

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgerynews.html

Surgical Tech Success Handbook

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

The fre'e Questions, Answers, Tips, & Resources ebook is still available for newsletter subscribers here: http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechinformation.html

POST your Surgical Tech position today: http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postjob.html

If you would like to order the printed hardcopy edition of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook, the bonus digital download material IS included as digital downloads. http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/stshorder.html

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~HELP WANTED~

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HELP WANTED:

A new F'R'E.E' job searching tool here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechemploymenttools.html

AND here

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

-- look for the following link: "Get a free career assessment and find local jobs. Get recruited by the company of your dreams"

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

POST your Surgical Tech position today OR if you know of a facility that is looking for Surgical Tech's, visit the following page for FRE'E Surgical Tech Job posting Details.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postjob.html

Get the fre'e details to place a Surgical Tech Job - Help Wanted listing on our site.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postjob.html

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HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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Don't Forget to SEE why the Surgical Tech Success Handbook continues to be a Number One source of motivation, inspiration, and resource for Surgical Technologists on all levels.

Take a look here:

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