Summary: This individual functions under the guidance of the registered nurse and is responsible for performing scrub duties and maintaining quality patient care as a member of the Operating Room team. Clerical/Registration duties may be accomplished as directed.
Must have Graduated from a Surgical Technology program.
Responsibilities: Follows established procedures for surgical intervention--utilizes appropriate preference sheets, checks case cart for accuracy of on-hand supplies, obtains appropriate items for procedures. Follows established guidelines related to aseptic technique--utilizes proper scrub, gown and gloving technique for self, surgeon, and assistant; ongoing monitoring of asepsis throughout surgical procedures and reports breaks immediately. Demonstrates expertise in performance of scrub/surgical routines--anticipates needs of surgeon; consistently recognizes sequence of procedures; understands rationale of instrument usage; passes instruments correctly; appropriate review and preparation for assigned procedures. Consistently demonstrates knowledge of instrument usage, assembly of instrument sets, case set-up procedures, break-down of instruments set-ups, and protocol for transport to SPD for processing. Understands and utilizes established guidelines for operation of autoclaves and steris units--performs daily A-Test/Biological tests as required; performs proper care, handling, and assembly of instruments for processing; ensures complete/thorough documentation of all flash and steris cycles as per protocol. Accepts personal accountability for proper handling, judicious use, and optimum care of all department supply, instrument, and equipment inventory. Assists the RN with planning patient care--routine and special needs, patient positioning, surgical skin prep, documentation, and accuracy of patient charge process. Confines and contains sources of contamination throughout the surgical procedure--maintains neat and orderly sterile field, ensures ongoing gross cleaning of instrumentation, etc. Assists with ongoing maintenance of up-to-date preference sheets in coordination with circulating RN, Resource RNs, and department PCCs. Strives to ensure efficiency in turn around time between procedures--readily available; communication with circulating RN, OR Desk/Charge RN and/or department PCC; assists with room clean up tasks as necessary; prioritizes case set up process toward maximum efficiency.
Credentials: Essential: * BLS - Basic Life Saving certification
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * High school graduate or equivalent
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.