Job Description

Position Summary:
Assists with nursing care of the patient in the operating room and functions as a member of the surgical team to scrub or second assist.
  • Always cognizant of patient allergies to latex and follows precautions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy and basics of operative procedure to be performed.
  • Participates in Universal Protocol and Time out.
  • Performs scrubbing functions during the patient’s operative/invasive procedure.
  • Handles emergencies without difficulty
  • Assures supplies/instrumentation are age appropriate
  • Demonstrates flexibility in the approach to delivering patient care
  • Demonstrates the ability to assist team during a Malignant Hyperthermia crisis
  • Follows laser safety guidelines
  • Participates in department fire drill
  • Performs duties during conditions involving major trauma and cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Provides care in consideration of growth, development, and social needs of the patient.
  • Recognizes and responds to priorities in patient care
  • Consistently verifies medication with licensed professional nurse for: Medication, dose, expiration date and patient allergies prior to accepting medication on the field.
  • Wears protective goggles/mask when scrubbed
  • Acts as a resource person for professional and non-professional personnel.
  • All instruments are retrieved back into their appropriate trays after cases are completed and are not thrown out by mistake.
  • Always indentifies experation dates before accepting implants on to the sterile field
  • Assures that all sharps are properly disposed of after the surgical procedure
  • Broken or dirty equipment and instruments are managed and reported according to policy.
  • Consistently follows standard precautions
  • Consistently performs a surgical hand scrub as per Policy and Procedure
  • Consistently performs appropriate gowning and gloving technique
  • Demonstrates ability to scrub on GEN/VAS /GYN/THORAIC cases
  • Demonstrates ability to scrub on ORTHO/NEURO/ENT/Maxillofacial cases
  • Medications are labeled properly according to policy.
  • Specimens are properly handled and labeled according to policy

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