Scrub Tech- Part –Time

JOB SUMMARY

The Surgical Scrub Technician and Central Sterile Operator assist surgeons during operative and other invasive procedures.  They work closely with the surgeons and circulating nurse to ensure smooth processes for procedures, including prep and take-down work in the OR, before and after procedures.  They are responsible to pull supplies and instruments needed for the surgical cases, maintain a sterile field, and clean and reprocess the instruments and equipment. Acts as an advocate for the hospital in their respective communities and adhere to the hospital Mission, Vision, Values and Motto of “The Patient is First in all We Do.”

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The Scrub Tech/Central Sterile Operator is closely involved with the logistics necessary to create a smooth process for operations in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols of the healthcare organization.  The tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Assists surgeons during operative and invasive procedures.
  • Assists circulating nurse to prepare OR suite and equipment/supplies prior to each surgical case.
  • Stocks and orders supplies for the OR.
  • Works as a member of the surgical team to ensure the operating suite is adequately prepared for procedures, including checking instrumentation and supply availability.
  • Maintains a sterile field.
  • Assists in cleaning the OR to meet infection control standards.
  • Disassembles, cleans, assembles, sterilizes, and stores all instruments and procedure trays according to prescribed procedures and aseptic technique.
  • Utilizes surgeon preference cards to check with each case and updates as needed.
  • Assists the surgeon during a surgical procedure with a high degree of efficiency, anticipating physician and patient needs during the case.
  • Documents and maintains necessary logs according to hospital policy. This includes autoclave testing, biological indicators, and instrument count sheets.
  • Communicates and works effectively with physicians, anesthesia personnel, other members of the OR staff, patients, and patient family members.
  • Assists with the maintenance of OR, PACU, and Endoscopy equipment and inventory.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities, reading in-services, staff meetings, and yearly OSHA training.
  • Able to take call as schedules, including at least one weekend per month as well as assigned holidays. Required ability to fulfill 15-minute call response time.
  • Directs all scrub activities and responsibilities for the day when acting as first scrub.
  • Orients and mentors new staff mentors. Creates a positive and inviting learning environment for students and fellow employees.
  • Takes initiative to handle problems and situations that need attention during their shift.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Job Qualifications include:

  • Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Tech educational program, certification strongly preferred. On the job training of approximately three months with an evaluation of job skills following training.
  • One-year Surgical Tech experience, strongly preferred.
  • High School diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire, required.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of sterile technique and practice.
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have ability to establish effective relationships with Medical Staff, patients, fellow staff workers, and the public.
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, and cooperate with co-workers and other departments.
  • Must be in good physical condition and exhibit emotional stability to meet the demands of frequently changing situations.
  • Must have ability to work independently as well as effectively in a team setting.
  • Assumes responsibility for knowing hospital policy and expectations.
  • Must comply with HIPPA and keep hospital confidentiality.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to carry, climb, hear/listen, lift, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or equipment, push/pull, see, speak, squat/kneel, stand, and walk.  Heavy physical exertion is also required as duties involve moving materials weighing 10 – 20 pounds continually, and 25 – 50 pounds on an occasional basis, along with lifting patients, for patient care.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 80% of the work period.  Work involves the potential for exposure to infectious.  This position requires mobility. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits:

  • On Site Day Care (If slot is available)

How to Apply:

Please email, fax or mail application/resume to:

Gunnison Valley Hospital

Attn: Liz Brown

PO Box 759

Gunnison, UT 84634

Fax: 435-528-2197

Email:

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Gunnison Valley Hospital has a continuing commitment to ensure that fair and equal employment opportunities are extended to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.