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Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 5:06 AM

Scrub Technician
Operating Room CW, AL
Job Type
Temporary Part-time
USA Children's & Women's Hospital
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About Us
The University of South Alabama Health System helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. The USA Health System delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.
In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. The USA Health System delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.
The USA Health System is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.
Essential Functions
Abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; practices family centered care according to policies; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; assists with orientation of new employees as assigned; available in hospital within thirty to forty-five (30-45) minutes of call; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patients without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety, also when moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; supports the nursing process through data collection, provision of patient care and implement nursing interventions for patient and families as directed by the RN; provides direct patient care according to unit specific competencies; identifies and monitors medications administered from the sterile fields; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; performs skilled procedures and can state the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to that procedure; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Clinical Information System; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; notifies the Charge Nurse when leaving the unit; maintains accurate and complete records by completing unit education card; completes in-service attendance sheet; completes the Sterilizer strips, Steris/gluteraldehyde QA log; updates Surgeon Preference Cards; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Infant-Toddler/Preschool, School age/Adolescent, Reproductive Age, Post/Peri Menopausal; utilizes the principle of aseptic practice and initiates corrective action when breaks occur; uses technically advanced equipment; participates in evaluation of new products; provides appropriate care to specimens and cultures as directed by set Policies and Procedures; performs scrub duties; establishes and maintains sterile field; inspects sterile items for contamination before opening; contributes to and maintains unit specific quality control logs; adheres to electro surgical safety Policy and Procedures; performs sponge and sharp counts, initiates corrective actions when counts are incorrect; communicates/documents results of counts according to facility policy; decontaminates instruments according to unit protocols; participates in Universal Protocol; labels medications on the sterile field according to Policy; case preparation includes use of physician preference cards; ensures all supplies and instruments required for case are available; participates in the OR recycle/reprocessing program; demonstrates an awareness of Fire/Laser Safety in the OR; demonstrates on a daily basis an understanding of Team Work; utilizes downtime between cases effectively to support unit cleanliness, appropriate stock levels, and extra duty assignments; actively participates in unit based educational activities (i.e. role playing or return demonstration); participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities through quality measurement or participation of PDSA; accesses and accurately maintains paper and electronic records; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.
Minimum Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent and one year experience in an operating room or delivery room or completion of a scrub tech training course.
Working Days and Hours
Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Associated topics: bsn, cardiothoracic, care, coronary, intensive care, maternal, nurse, nurse clinical, registed, surgery


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