Performs in the scrub role during surgical procedures, following all established Nursing Standards and Hospital Policies.
Scrubs surgical procedures
Participates in checking/maintaining supplies and equipment, and the physical environment
Performs clerical/computer tasks
Performs all other duties as assigned
High School or equivalent
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Tech School with certification required or minimum of 3 years Surgical Technician experience.
Capable of functioning in the Scrub Nurse role:
Prepares and plans for surgical procedure with the RN circulator and other team members.
Assists in obtaining equipment, instruments and sterile and non-sterile supplies.
Opens sterile instruments and supplies using proper aseptic technique.
Performs surgical scrub, gowning and gloving according to established department policy. Uses appropriate and required Personal Protective
Creates and maintains a sterile field. Alerts surgeon and team members if a break in sterile technique occurs, and re-establishes sterile field.
Organizes sterile field in a safe and efficient manner:
* Prepares knife blades, suture needles, and other sharps safely.
* Arranges sterile instruments and supplies in an orderly fashion.
* Performs surgical counts according to department policy.
Labels all medications and solutions on the sterile field.
Assists the surgeon and surgical assistants with gowning and gloving.
Assists with draping the patient and attaching suction tubing and cautery to the sterile drapes.
Uses proper technique when passing requested instruments to the surgeon and/or surgical assistant.
Remains attentive to surgical procedure and anticipates the use of instruments and supplies.
Correctly identifies and preserves surgical specimens obtained during the procedure.
Communicates specimen information to RN circulator.
Assists with post-operative dressing placement, and removal of prep solutions from the patient.
Discards all sharps according to department and hospital policy.
Assists with post-procedure clean up.
Capable of working to prescribed Hospital and Nursing Standards
Functions as a second circulator in conjunction with a Registered Nurse, in selected situations.
Position Type : Pool/PRN/Per Diem
Salem Memorial District Hospital
35629 Highway 72
Salem, MO 65560