DescriptionSHIFT: No Weekends
Non-Certified Operating Room (OR) Scrub Technician
Full-Time No Weekends FTE 0.9
Westside Regional Medical Center
***$2,500.00 SIGN-ON ELIGIBLE***
External candidates only.
We're always on the move. You will find it is an exciting time at Westside Regional Medical Center, a 250-bed medical center and healthcare complex. Westside Regional offers the community the latest in the minimally invasive spine and colorectal surgery and is one of only nine Joint Commission-certified centers in the United States for minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Not only are we certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA), but also certified as a Thrombectomy Capable Center by the Joint Commission. We are a teaching and research facility, offering Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs in podiatry, surgery, and internal medicine. Since our founding in 1974, we have been committed to expanding and improving every facet of the organization, devoting significant time and resources to enhancing the facility, staff, and medical care.
At Westside, we care like family! We invite you to explore opportunities with a family-oriented team of more than 1,200 professionals, along with almost 750 physicians that thrive in a fast-paced but friendly work environment. At Westside Regional Medical Center, our medical services combined with compassionate care, illustrate why we are one of the leading healthcare facilities in South Florida.
We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Westside Regional Medical Center, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family's needs. Some of the unique benefits we offer include:
- Student Loan Repayment*
- Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs*
- Paid Personal Leave
- 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
- Identity Theft Protection discounts
- Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
- Adoption Assistance
- Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)*
*If applicable, please refer to the CBA or the local HR office to confirm if this benefit applies to your position.
The Operating Room (OR) Scrub Assistant provides support to the surgeon during the surgical procedure on all patient age groups in accordance with the mission, goals, and objectives of the facility. Duties include room set up, draping, the passing of instruments, retracting. This position can not perform the functions of a first assistant, ie, dissection or suturing. As an Operating Room (OR) Scrub Assistant, some of your primary responsibilities will be to:
- Accurately complete all sponge, sharp, and instrument counts. Demonstrates compliance with the current Count Policy and follows the proper procedure in the event of an incorrect count; reports all discrepancies.
- Skillful in setting priorities: · Setups surgical case/ performs duties in logical sequence · Anticipate needs of the surgical team · Appropriately utilizes professional and ancillary personnel · Use critical thinking and sound judgment · Respond to potential /actual emergency situations.
- Alter plan as needed: · When consent differs from scheduled procedure · When a patient has major physical limitations · When surgeon differs from scheduled.
- Be aware of specific physician preferences: · Maintain and update surgeons' cards · When picking cases, assures all routine supplies are pulled, identifies as needed items · Take initiative to ascertain new surgeon's preferences/needs.
- Awareness and Practice of Standard Precautions: · Wear appropriate eye protection · Report and follows through appropriately on all hazardous exposures.
- Care of Instruments/equipment: · Handle delicate instruments carefully · Report dull, malfunctioning instruments · Able to problem-solve, troubleshoot, and take corrective action in care of handling instruments · Return all equipment and supplies to the proper location.
- Check sterility of supplies: · Examine sterile items for expiration date/indicator strip · Correctly inspects sterile items for integrity · Properly delivers sterile supplies to field · Ascertain appropriate temp and time of sterilizer prior to removing items.
- Consistently displays behavior that enhances the public image of the organization/department, as evidenced by professional care of patients and courteous behavior toward the public, other departments, physicians, and coworkers.
- Create/maintain sterile field at all times: · Keep sterile field 12” from unsterile items · Face sterile field · Does not walk between two sterile fields · Does not reach over, touch sterile field · Turn face-face, back-back when scrubbed · Set up sterile field immediately prior to case and does not leave unattended · Identity and immediately corrects breaks in technique · Confine, contains, and properly disposes of contaminated items · Function within designated dress code.
- Demonstrate knowledge of specific surgical procedures: GEN, GU, EENT. Ortho, Neuro, Plastic, Vascular · Requests assistance if needed · Researches unfamiliar procedures · Discuss the procedure with knowledgeable individuals.
- Demonstrate respect for other's opinions, judgment, capabilities, and gives recognition and praise to those who earn it.
- Demonstrate self-motivation in performing job duties and increasing knowledge base and professional growth.
- Obtain specific supplies&/or equipment: · Check preference cards prior to case · Has supplies/equipment in the room before case · Make arrangements to obtain special supplies · Check all equipment/instrument for proper functioning and completeness prior · Has a working knowledge of the equipment/instrumentation or seeks assistance · Use supplies judiciously and in a cost-effective manner.
- Perform actions that demonstrate accountability: · Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to change · Respond in a positive manner to constructive criticism · Demonstrate tact and understanding when dealing with patients team members and other disciplines · Practice within ethical and legal guidelines · Seek opportunity for continued learning.
- Perform duties in a cost-effective manner.
- Properly handles specimens: · Identify specimen appropriately with the physician · Maintain specimens during procedure and checks with the surgeon prior to passing off-field.
- Provide a safe environment for the surgical patient: · Monitor environmental hazards · Report improper functioning equipment and follows through · Perform an instrument, sponge, and needle counts as per policy & procedure. · Actively participates in site/procedure verification process · Identifies and labels all medications.
High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year of surgery experience REQUIRED
Experience in an acute care hospital setting required
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
- Skilled in all surgical service lines: Gen, Ortho, Neuro, Vascular, Urology, Gynecology, ENT
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