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Surgical Scrub Technician

Company: Fromers Eye Centers
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

EYE SURGERY CENTERS OF NEW YORKJob description: Surgical Scrub TechnicianSurgical Scrub TechnicianUnder the direction from nursing personnel and physician providers, the surgical scrub technician performs direct patient care activities; assisting in patient preparation for surgery/procedure; performs tasks related to the procedure; and assists in maintaining a clean, organized and prepared work environment. Will have a working knowledge of all operating/procedure room equipment, including emergency equipment used in code situations. Will maintain a working knowledge of surgical instruments used by the surgeons in the center, along with the care, maintenance and knowledge of various sterilization techniques used in the processing of the instrumentation.Non-exempt1. PhilosophySupports the facility's ideology, mission, goals, and objectivesPerforms in accordance with the facility's policies and proceduresFollows the facility's standards for ethical business conductConducts self in a professional manner, and as a positive role model and team memberRecognizes patients' rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job dutiesRespects patients' right to privacy, dignity, and confidentialityParticipates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, inventory and activitiesMaintains professional relationships with management and medical staff2. CommunicationCommunicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkersInteracts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate mannerDisplays the ability to comprehend and interpret verbal orders and directionDisplays skill in oral and written communication techniques3. Financial practicesUses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practicesReports wasteful practicesAnalyzes work area and makes recommendations for potential cost-effective improvements4. Compliance programContributes to the progress and development of the organization's adopted compliance programPerforms according to established compliance policies and procedures5. Performance-improvement programContributes to the progress and development of the organization's adopted performance-improvement programPerforms according to established performance-improvement policies and procedures 6. Safety/risk-management programAdheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilitiesReports observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncompliance to the safety officer or other designated person7. Professional competencea) Participates in continuing education and other learning experiencesb) Shares knowledge gained in continuing education with staffc) Maintains membership in relevant professional organizationsd) Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilitiese) Welcomes suggestions and recommendations8. DutiesPerforms specified functions to meet the requirements of each approved procedureAssembles supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures according to physicians' preference cardsInspects equipment for proper working conditionFollows principles of aseptic technique and prescribed operating/procedure room proceduresAdheres to aseptic technique when opening sterile packagesand preparing for the procedureArranges instruments according to given procedureConfirms that instruments work properlyMaintains availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delaysReports observed or suspected breaks in sterile technique and takes action according to policyCorrectly uses, cares for, cleans, and sterilizes instruments, supplies, and equipment as directedHandles equipment and instruments correctly to provide appropriate availability and safetyAssists in maintaining adequate supplies in the operating room for immediate access during procedureAssists in storing and stocking supplies as directedMaintains and updates instrument cards and surgeons' preference cardsResponds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physicianAccurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about the patient's statusAssists with room turn over between cases and end of day cleaning in all areas of the Center as needed1. Cooperative work attitude toward co-employees, management, patients, visitors, and physicians2. Ability to promote favorable facility image with physicians, patients, insurance companies, and general public3. Ability to make decisions and solve problemsRequired1. High school diploma or GED certification2. Completion of surgical scrub technician course3. Operating room experience4. Strong ethical and moral character references5. CPR/BLSPreferred1. Two years' previous operating room experience2. ASC experience1. Accuracy2. Attention to detail3. Timeliness4. Organization5. Little supervision needed to accomplish tasks6. Ability to work extra hours if needed1. Attendance2. Punctuality3. Ability to follow instructions4. Ability to meet deadlines1. Ability to sit/stand for long periods; ability to walk2. Capability for occasional overhead and low reaching3. Physical strength for equipment needs and patient-care activities4. Visual and auditory acuity for timely response and patient-care assessment activities5. Ability to move quickly in response to patient needs6. Ability to make frequent judgments and respond to routine problems7. Ability to make occasional judgments and respond to disasters or emergencies, actual events, or drills1. Well lit and ventilated, with non-hazardous and hazardous equipment2. Category I: involves occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids and materialsClinical Director1. Patients2. Patients' family/significant others3. Physicians and physician office personnel4. Facility personnel5. Vendors6. Administrator7. Clinical Director

Keywords: Fromers Eye Centers, New Rochelle , Surgical Scrub Technician, Professions , Bronx, New York

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