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Position Summary: Provides patient care in the Operating Room by utilizing aseptic technique while focusing on the needs of the surgical patient and exemplifying the service exellence goals of care, concern, respect and cooperation. As a contributing member of the health care team, participates in a comprehensive surgical plan of care for assigned patient. Position Requirements: Minimum Education: Required: High School Diploma plus training acquired through work experience or education Preferred: Associates Degree Minimum Experience: Required: Less than one year of previous job-related experience Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience Licensure/Certifications: Required: CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Preferred: Certified Surgical Technologist Position Responsibilities: Demonstrates basic intraoperative scrub responsibilities - Prepares surgical team. Demonstrates basic case preparation - Selects equipment & supplies by use of preference cards. Demonstrates basic postoperative scrub responsibilities - Prepares the patient for transit to recovery. Participates in the identification and resolution of opportunities for improvement. Communication & professional development - Communicates significant information regarding the patient care to other health care members.
Demonstrates basic intraoperative scrub responsibilities - Prepares surgical team.
Assists in basic draping.Positions OR equipment & supplies. Prepares & operates
room equipment. Creates sterile area using aseptic technique. Prepares
supplies.Recognizes and corrects when sterility is compromised. Demonstrates
proper handling of surgical specimens. Performs counts per policy and
procedures. Follows National Patient Safety Goal guidelines.
Demonstrates basic case preparation - Selects equipment & supplies by use of
preference cards. Locates basic equipment & supplies. Identifies & demonstrates
methods of surgical reprocessing of instrumentation & supplies. Prepares self for
the scrub role. Prepares surgical intrument supplies for surgery.
Demonstrates basic postoperative scrub responsibilities - Prepares the patient for
transit to recovery.Prepares equipment and supplies for surgical
processing.Disposal of sharps and waste.Complete and record surgical counts.
Initiate cleaning of OR. Assists in proper delivery of surgical specimens
Participates in the identification and resolution of opportunities for improvement.
Participates in departmental quality improvement activities which are consistent
with the Medical Center. Utilizes time and resources efficiently and effectively
Communication & professional development - Communicates significant
information regarding the patient care to other health care members. Plays an
active role in team and subgroup meetings.Promotes effective working
relationships with coworkers and supervisors.Demonstrates flexibility, versatility
and adaptability in terms of work assignments.Accepts new challenges.Initiates
opportunities for growth.


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