Presbyterian Healthcare Services - Clovis, NM

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Minimum Skills/Requirements

(Individual) Skill-Based Competencies (WHAT)

Skills: High school plus specialized, short-term training in operating room setting. Prefer certification in scrubbing. One to three years experience preferred. Receives on the job training and competency verification to perform primary functions. Formal scrub training preferred.

Knowledge: Requires knowledge of basic sterile technique and anatomy in terms of what is to be done and an understanding of how it is to be done. This staff member must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of patients served.

Abilities: Mental Power: Ability to make decisions are varied but are usually confined to situations which are familiar. There are several defined alternative solutions available.
Mental Power: Ability to exercise judgment in selection of the order of work assignments to meet clearly established schedules. Unusual cases or schedule changes are often referred to the immediate supervisor for resolution.
Physical Power: Walks, sits, stands in place, arm/wrist/hand movements, lifts.
(Team) Results-based Competencies (How + What)

The results-based competencies will be consistent with meeting and/or exceeding the goals and objectives of your departmental/organizational plan. These objectives will consist of the following measurement categories.

Category: Example:
  • Service Quality Indicator: Customer Satisfaction / Service Quality
  • Clinical/Technical/Business Quality Indicator: Technical Quality
  • Economic Indicator: Productivity, Cycle Time and Reducing Rework/Waste
Primary Job Functions

Summary of Primary Functions

  • Evaluate and coordinate activities during surgical procedures by anticipating surgeons’ needs and necessary supplies.
  • Scrub in and assist surgeons with various types of surgical procedures by maintaining current knowledge of various procedures and supplies.
  • Adhere to proper surgical procedures of aseptic technique and safety in the use of instruments and equipment, while assuring the surgical team also adheres to the principles of sterile technique.
  • Maintain an accurate count of sponges, needles, and instruments and documents appropriately.
  • Anticipates needs by gathering supplies, equipment , and instruments prior to the surgical procedure.
  • Complies with sterilization, infection, safety, and hospital policies. Follows all generic structure standards and unit based structure standards.
  • Coordinates and maintains supplies. Cleans and stores equipment. Process broken equipment as directed.
  • Performs other functions as required.

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