Pass surgical instruments in operating room. Maintain strict sterile field, assist/perform surgical case counts.
Obtains necessary supplies/instruments for such cases and checks for completeness and working order. Opens room independently or in conjunction with the circulating nurse (depending on case complexity). Sets up and maintains sterile field until the patient exits the room. Maintains a neat and orderly sterile field during each case. Passes instruments to surgeons, anticipating needs. Monitors for breaks in sterile technique and takes corrective action when identified. Performs counts in accordance with policy.
The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, the hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments. Hours of assignment may be during the days, evenings, or nights, on any day of the week.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Thorough understanding and maintenance of a sterile environment, plus basic level of knowledge of surgical procedures and the ability to scrub a variety of surgical cases
Preferred Education / Experience
Grad. of a surgical technology program; previous surgical tech. experience preferred.
Deadline to Apply
University of Kentucky - 14 months ago
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