Performs a variety of preparatory, scrubbing and related
services necessary to provide patient service in the Surgical
Center while adhering to established service standards. Assists
with basic surgical cases in all surgical specialty areas.
Provides for a clean, safe and efficient area conducive to
optimal patient care. Utilizes aseptic surgical techniques in the
preparation of materials, supplies and equipment for surgical
procedures (i.e., assistance with gowning and gloving; preparation
and draping of the surgical area; provision of a sterile field,
instruments, suture and related materials; anticipation of the
Surgeons' needs; passing of instruments and/or supplies; holding of
retractors, observing and reporting possible breaks in aseptic
technique; and assisting in maintaining a sterile, dry,
Performs all types of procedures and maintains basic knowledge
of a variety of procedures.
Ensures the environmental disinfection, safety and efficiency of
the operating room. This includes setting up the room for each case
including moving equipment (i.e., tables, cameras, microscopes,
fracture table, and instrument pans) and returning equipment post
Adheres to institutionally approved infection control
Notifies appropriate staff of equipment and supply problems.
Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties,
which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper
technique and/or transports equipment and supplies.
Serves as a Second Assistant when necessary.
Assists in the instrument room by cleaning and wrapping
instruments, where applicable.
Mon-Friday hours will vary based on scheduled cases.
Licenses & Certifications
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare
Providers certification issued by the American Heart
Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless
department leader has determined it is not required.
Completion of an accredited or approved program in Surgical
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Familiarity and adept with all types of procedures within their
specialty. Maintains basic knowledge of a variety of surgical
procedures.Maintains knowledge of various types of equipment used
in the operating room.Participates in call coverage following
satisfactory completion of formal orientation.Participates in
educational programs and department meetings.