The Operating Room Scrub Technician participates in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room, collaborating with the physician and the circulating nurse during the perioperative course to ensure a positive surgical outcome.
Graduation from an accredited school of technology
Current licensure in the State of Washington as Scrub Technician
Two years of operating room experience is desired
Preferred accomplishments include experience in orthopedics and outpatient surgery
The applicant must be able to communicate effectively and work compatibly with all physicians and staff
The preferred applicant will be organized and efficient, and possess a clear understanding of the importance of cost containment in an ambulatory surgery center
The applicant needs to have the knowledge and clinical skills to perform the job duties of an operating room scrub technician
Knowledge of aseptic technique and surgical instrumentation is necessary
Must have an aptitude for understanding, use of, and troubleshooting of machines and equipment
Must have an understanding of the proper use of highspeed autoclaves and sterilization techniques
The applicant should have an ability to be flexible in job duties and work schedule
Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to eight hours per day; bend, stoop, twist; assist patients in turning, rising from recliners and stretchers, assist patients in and out of wheelchairs, push wheelchairs, and
assist with the moving of patients on and off the operating room table. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
Work with all members of the health care team to provide optimal care to the patient throughout the surgical course Maintain a friendly, positive, and caring attitude with all patients, physicians, and staff.
Maintain excellent physical and mental health
Assures that the proper supplies, instruments and equipment are available for the procedure.
Assures the equipment is functioning properly
Monitor use of and charge for all supplies used during the procedure. Assist with inventory control by proper count of supplies used Sign all appropriate documentation
Continue education to meet state requirements and keep current with health care
Display professionalism at work and in the community as a representative of the Ambulatory Surgery Center
Take an active role on committees within the department
Identifies actual and potential risk to patients and others and takes action to minimize or eliminate risk and maximize safety
Prepare for the next day’s cases by gathering supplies, instruments and equipment
Wipe flat surfaces in OR the morning of surgery
Set up room with supplies required for the procedure
Assist with positioning of the patient for procedure, using proper positioning techniques Monitors for breaks in aseptic technique
Performs sponge and needle counts as appropriate
Is prepared for emergency situations by knowing correct procedures and locations of emergency call system
Assists entire team throughout procedure to ensure a desired outcome
Monitors that Universal Precautions are maintained
Assists in cleaning of room and instruments
Keeps workroom neat and clean
Assists with ordering of supplies as needed
Updates physician preference cards
Inspects instruments for proper working order and notifies the Nurse Manager of any that need to be replaced or sent for repair Checks for outdated supplies
Will assist in restocking of OR, wrapping and sterilization of instruments
Will assist with planning for yearly budget
Other duties as assigned
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, and sit. Some bending and stretching required. Manual dexterity required. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.
How to Apply:
If interested in applying, please submit your cover letter and resume through the form below or email to ProOrthoJobs@proliancesurgeons.com. Use “Surgical Technologist” as the subject
We regret we are not in position to personally respond to all applicants
About Proliance Surgeons, Inc. P.S.:
Proliance Surgeons, Inc., P.S. is one of the largest surgical practices in the country. Specializing in Orthopedics, Ear Nose & Throat, General Surgery and Ophthalmology, our physicians provide care at over 70 facilities in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Skagit and Benton counties of Washington. See www.proliancesurgeons.com for more information about our practice.