*Learns to use Physician's preference cards to assist in preparing the operating room for the surgical procedure.
*Prepares sterile field by the opening of instruments and supplies utilizing sterile technique.
*Performs the surgical scrub prior to the patient entering the room on all procedures.
*Assists in preparing operative field by assisting the physician in draping the patient.
*Preserves and ensures correct identification of operative specimens for laboratory analysis.
*Obtains special equipment such as electrosurgical machines and diagnostic lights and ensures that they are in working order.
*Manipulates such instruments to aid in the efficiency of the surgeon and avoid hazard to patient. *Observes progress of surgery and provides additional instruments, supplies or other items as needed. Recognizes and corrects breaks in sterile technique.
*Participates in sponge, needle and instrument counts as directed by the circulating nurse.
*Cleans or sterilizes contaminated instruments, equipment and supplies; cleans operating room areas; disposes of soiled linen.
*Experience: Graduation from an accredited school/program for Surgical Technicians*
*Substitute 6 months of scrub tech experience for the completion of a training.
*Eligible to sit for the national exam by the Association of Surgical Technicians.
A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom