Responsible for ensuring proper care and use of surgical instruments. Performs specified functions to meet the requirements of each approved procedure. Assembles supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures according to physicians’ preference cards. Inspects equipment for proper working condition. Follows principles of aseptic technique and prescribed operating/procedure room procedures. Adheres to aseptic technique when opening sterile packages and preparing for the procedure. Arranges instruments according to given procedure. Confirms that instruments work properly. Maintains availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delays. Reports observed or suspected breaks in sterile technique and takes action according to policy. Correctly uses, cares for, cleans, and sterilizes instruments, supplies, and equipment as directed. Handles equipment and instruments correctly to provide appropriate availability and safety. Assists in maintaining adequate supplies in the operating room for immediate access during procedure. Assists in storing and stocking supplies as directed. Maintains and updates instrument cards and surgeons’ preference cards. Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician. Documents patient-care records and other forms according to facility policies and procedures. Accurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about the patient’s status.
Certification in Surgical Technology (CST) and current CPR
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
A working knowledge of operating room practice is required. This is usually demonstrated by: successful completion of a certified scrub program and certifying exam, or a minimum of 3 years experience as a scrub tech or licensed practical nursing course completion, CPR certification. Certification of Surgical Technology required.
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