Per Diem position.
Scrub and assist in all surgeries including, but not limited to, ortho, spine, OB/GYN, General, ENT, and all other surgeries. Ordering of equipment and sterile processing duties.
Works collaboratively and positively with surgical staff, anesthesia staff, physicians, and staff from other departments. During surgery, will provide technical skills such as preparation, organization, and passing of surgical instruments. Will work in central processing as needed: Cleans and processes instruments, ability to utilize various autoclaves and disinfection techniques, as well as gas sterilization and use of appropriate monitoring devices. Will assist in cleaning and preparation of operating rooms between cases and at terminal cleaning. Has knowledge of aseptic technique and the ability to create and protect a sterile field.
Assembles, prepares, checks equipment and instrumentation. Reports any malfunction or breakage of equipment and instrumentation. Assists the circulating nurse in preparation of the room by obtaining needed equipment and supplies, and opening sterile items. Transports patients to surgery once proper patient identification and chart review have been completed. Ability to pick needed supplies/instrumentation for cases, assist in maintaining supplies and linen, put stock away. Answers phone in courteous manner, assists in scheduling cases. Functions as preceptor to new orientees. Remains familiar with and follows policy/procedures and standards of practice for Preoperative nursing. Participates in evaluation/review of surgical policies as needed. Participates in in-service activities.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology Program.
National Certification by the Association of Surgical Technology highly recommended.
Prefer a minimum of one year current operating room experience (student experience allowed).