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Job Post Date: 03/08/2012
Category: Nursing Support
Req #: 515
Schedule: Per Diem
Shift: Varied Shifts
Hours: Varied
Job Details: High School/GED/Vocational

Position Summary:


Under the direction of the nurse manager or Registered Professional Nurse, the scrub technician handles the instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during surgical procedures. The technician has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeons. The scrub technician has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during operative procedures and is constantly vigilant for maintaining sterile technique.


Job Responsibilities:


See Below.  Performs other duties as assigned.


1.      Performs nursing procedures per WPHC policy.

2.      Checks supplies and equipment prior to surgical procedure.

3.      Scrubs, sets up, counts and assists intra-operatively.

4.      Maintains highest standard of sterile technique.

5.      Assists surgeon and RN with post-procedure care.

6.      Handles specimens appropriately.

7.      Prepares instruments for decontamination.

8.      Assists with preparing/picking OR cases.

9.      Night tech is responsible for picking all of the next day cases.

10.  Night tech is responsible for setting up rooms for the next day cases.

11.  Night tech is responsible for returning unused equipment and supplies from the previous shift to its proper location.

12.  Follows WPHC policies and procedures for Infection Control and Fire Code.

13.  Identifies malfunctioning equipment appropriately.

14.  Follows patient safety standards.

15.  Responds appropriately in emergency situations.

16.  Completes competency requirements.

17.  Attends all mandatory in-services.

18.  Utilizes cost containment practices.

19.  Adheres to all WPHC policies and procedures including dress code, code of conduct, customer service, attendance and submission of annual physical.



Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements

High School Graduate. Successful completion of scrub technician training program, hospital orientation.  One year scrub technician experience preferred.

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