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Scrub Technician - Pottsville, Wyomissing, Allentown

Company: Progressive Vision Institute
Location: Allentown
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

We are looking for a Scrub Technician at our Pottsville, Wyomissing, and Allentown locationsThe job description for a Scrub Technician is:

  • Assists in preparing patient for designated procedure.
  • Accurately obtains vital signs as indicated and documents on chart.
  • Cleans equipment used as per policy.
  • Observes universal precautions.
  • Handles patient specimens per procedure.
  • Reports patient condition to recovery room nurse.
  • Refers situations beyond ability or function to proper person.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement/Safety Program.
  • Assists with maintaining adequate inventory of supplies.
  • Assists with housekeeping responsibilities as directed by recovery room nurse and/or O.R. nurse.
  • Informs nurse in charge when leaving for break, lunch, or for the day.
  • Explains procedures to patients and places patient at ease and offers reassurance as needed.
  • Prepares specimen containers and maintains adequate supply.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as directed by the Clinical Director or Physician which are within their legal limitations.
  • Seeks educational opportunities and accepts responsibilities for own professional growth and development. Participates with in-service opportunities and staff meetings.
  • Must maintain patient right to privacy by not discussing privileged information outside the work area or within hearing range of visitors, family, or patients.
  • Keeps all working areas clean, neat, and stocked.
  • Cleans rooms after each patient and leaves ready for next patient.
  • Prepares patients as requested by physician according to type of procedure.
  • Accurately completes laboratory slips and culture/path slips as requested by physician.
  • Assists with answering the phone when necessary.
  • Sets up and assists with all surgical procedures.
  • Knowledgeable of potential exposure to hazardous materials (i.e. patient body fluids, disinfectant chemicals).
  • Observes universal precautions policy.
  • Checks assignment for the day, noting general aspects of all cases.
  • Checks operating room for cleanliness and orderliness. Damp dust rooms prior to use.
  • Scrubs hands and arms, dries and dons sterile gown and gloves according to ASC routine.
  • Sets up sterile operating field with instruments and supplies necessary for that particular procedure. Arranges instruments, sutures, drapes, and supplies in the manner specified in the Operating Room Procedure Manual.
  • Observes strict aseptic technique throughout the entire procedure.
  • Dresses surgeon and assistants in sterile gowns and gloves.
  • Assists with draping the operative site.
  • Passes instruments, supplies, and sutures to the surgeon and assistants as needed in such a manner so that their attention is not diverted from the operative field.
  • Pays strict attention to the work of the operating team and anticipates their needs.
  • Keeps sterile tables neat and orderly.
  • Sees that all instruments, needles, sponges, and other supplies are removed from the operative field.
  • Responsible for having correct sutures for surgeon at all times.
  • Isolates dirty or contaminated instruments and supplies as used, so as to minimize the spread of infection.
  • Helps clean the room following a procedure by caring for instruments, supplies, and equipment used in the sterile field.
  • Receives specimen and prepares if for the laboratory.
  • Returns to room immediately following the case to prepare for the following procedure.
  • Assists circulating nurse with cleaning and restocking room at completion of assignment. Full time and Part time Scrub Technician positions available. The job requirements for a Scrub Technician are:
    • High school graduate with one or more years of related work experience in operating room preferred.
    • Able to read, write, and communicate.
    • Displays a primary interest in giving good patient care and maintaining standards of courtesy and friendliness to co-workers.
    • Membership in surgical specialty society encouraged.
    • Maintains basic Cardiac Life Support certification.
    • Able to maintain and comply with patient confidentiality and integrity policy on all matters.

Keywords: Progressive Vision Institute, Allentown , Scrub Technician - Pottsville, Wyomissing, Allentown, Professions , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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