Hyannis, MA, United States
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Assists in a variety of surgical procedures/operations under the direct supervision of the surgeon and registered nurse.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Demonstrates a good technical knowledge of the surgical environment, principles of infection control and sterility and uses this knowledge in assisting the Registered Nurse and Surgeon to provide a safe surgical environment which supports quality patient care. 2. Prepares the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes and sterile solutions. 3. Maintains a sterile environment according to hospital policy and AORN Standards of Care. 4. Able to perform the scrub technician functions for all services and specialties. 5. Assembles sterile and non-sterile equipment and adjusts as necessary to ensure proper working condition. 6. During surgery passes instruments, and other sterile supplies to surgeon and surgeon’s assistants. 7. Holds retractors, cuts sutures, helps count sponges, needles, supplies and instruments. 8. Prepares, cares for, and disposes of specimens taken for laboratory analysis. 9. Assists in applying surgical dressings.
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