Position : Scrub Technologist
Must have completed surgical technologist program and passed certification.
Must have current knowledge of surgical principals, and ability to perform basic surgical technology duties.
Must meet criteria for the National Surgical Technologist's Certification exam and maintain current NBSTSA certification.
Current BLS through American Heart Association.
Serves as scrub person for basic surgical procedures and participates in complex surgical procedures as needed.
Follows department procedures for scrub persons by assembling surgical packs, supplies and instruments for surgical cases and preparing operating room for surgery.
Inspects instruments and power equipment prior to use to assure operational order and troubleshoots, reports, and removes faulty instrument and equipment from service.
Assures adequate amount of appropriate supplies and instrumentation are available in accordance with surgeon’s preference and counts all instruments, needles, and sponges with registered nurse according to procedure.
Inventories and monitors instruments, sponges and needles on operative field using department count procedures.
Adjusts instrumentation and supplies to changes in procedures and patient condition.
Assists with monitoring and reporting blood and fluid loss during cases.
Ascertains correctness of count prior to closure of body cavities and surgical wound. assist circulating nurse with restocking the room at end of shift.
Anticipates surgeon’s needs and assists surgeon by draping patients, holding/passing instruments, retractors, sutures, and medications, applying surgical dressings, suctioning and sponging surgical wounds, holding extremities, and moving patients.