JOB SUMMARY: The Certified Surgical Technologist/OR Scrub Technician provides proper and efficient care of the patient in the operating room under the direct supervision of the circulating nurse. He/she knows sterile technique, understands basic anatomy and operative procedures. He/she also has knowledge of instruments and equipment used in the operating rooms
Certified Surgical Scrub Tech/First Assistant
Assist surgeon on surgical procedures with hemodynamics, suturing, retracting
Assist OR staff as requested
Adheres to practices and policies outlined to ensure patient safety and follows infection control standard
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate surgical technology in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
SURGICAL EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE (NOVICE): - Knowledge of the specific equipment and its performance criteria, capabilities and limitations. Able to use the equipment to accomplish basic tasks associated with the specific devices. May conduct remedial maintenance and preventive maintenance.
OPERATING ROOM CARE (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate operating room care in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
ENVIRONMENTAL STERILITY & SAFETY (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with environmental sterility and safety.
PROCEDURES KNOWLEDGE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with procedures knowledge.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience conducting maintenance activities in area of assignments.
INVENTORY MANAGEMENT - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with Inventory Management. Understands Inventory Management concepts and principles. Familiar with Inventory Management tools, processes, procedures and policies.
Internal Number: 2000761
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