Job Code: 00322-26116
*Utilizes physician’s preference cards to assist in preparing the operating room for the surgical procedure.
*Assists in maintaining and updating preference cards.
*Maintains an adequate supply of instruments and supplies to meet the patient’s changing needs.
*Scrubs in and sets up instruments and supplies prior to procedure.
*Prepares sterile field by obtaining, opening, and arranging instruments and supplies anticipated for the procedure. *Assists in draping the patient and operative area. With nurse, opens and prepares the sterile field.
*Assists the nurse in correct identification of operative specimens for laboratory analysis.
*Remains attentive during surgery and provides additional instruments, supplies or other items as needed.
*Remains attentive to sterile field and recognizes and corrects breaks in sterile technique.
*Delivers medications to the surgeon.
*Participates in sponge, needle and instrument counts as directed by policy.
*Reports all drains, packs, implants, etc., to the circulating nurse and assists with application of dressings.
*Informs appropriate personnel of any potential problems regarding patient or procedure.
*Takes emergency action as required.
*Assists with post-operative processing of instruments and equipment.
*Cleans operating room areas and disposes of sharps from sterile field according to policy. Participates in evaluation of new products, methods or equipment to determine quality. Serves as clinical resource for physicians and for staff in other departments. Conducts daily discussions with the Service Line Supervisor regarding service line needs. This may include equipment issues, instrument needs and supply shortages. Acts as a liaison between physicians and Service Line Supervisor regarding instruments and supplies. Works with other departments and vendors to learn about new equipment and ensure that tools and supplies are updated. Assists in the training of Surgical Technicians. Assists with patient transport as needed. Performs related work as required.
Education: Graduation from an accredited school/program for Surgical Technicians
Certification: Certified Surgical Technician and/or service line competency achievement
Experience: A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an acute care surgical services setting and completion of specialty specific competencies based on specialty assignment.
Last Edited: 02/17/2017