Department: WPH CAMS - Operating Room

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Day

Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM, flexing locations required

Salary Range: $67,699.5150 - $101,549.3700

Position Summary:  

  • Under the direction of the nurse manager or Registered Professional Nurse, the Scrub Technician handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during surgical procedures.
  • The technician has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeons. 
  • The scrub technician has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during operative procedures and is constantly vigilant in maintaining sterile technique.

Includes the Following:

  • Adheres to WPH Performance Standards, Policies, and Behaviors.
  • Performs nursing procedures according to WPH policy.
  • Ensures supplies and equipment are ready before surgical procedures.
  • Handles intra-operative tasks, maintaining the highest sterile technique standards.
  • Assists surgeon and RN with post-procedure care and handles specimens appropriately.
  • Prepares instruments for decontamination and assists in preparing/picking OR cases.
  • Complies with Infection Control and Fire Code policies and follows patient safety standards.
  • Identifies and addresses malfunctioning equipment.
  • Responds effectively in emergency situations.
  • Completes required competencies and attends mandatory in-services.
  • Utilizes cost containment practices.
  • Fulfills Continuing Education Credit requirements as per New York State Law.
  • Performs all other assigned duties.

Education&Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Graduate from a CAAHEP- or ABHES-accredited program and hold and maintain CST certification.
  • Completed a military surgical technology program.
  • Grandfathered with evidence of one year of surgical technologist employment in a healthcare facility within the four years prior to the effective date of this section.
  • Serving in the federal government and performing duties related to that service.
  • Prior experience as Surgical Technologist is preferred.
  • Certification by a nationally accredited surgical technologist credentialing organization.
  1. Grace Period for Recent Graduates A person may be employed or contracted to practice surgical technology during the 12-month period immediately following successful completion of a nationally- accredited surgical technology program, but may not continue to be employed or contracted beyond that period without documentation that the employee or contractor holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential
  • As of April 1st 2017, BLS certification (through American Heart Association) is required.
  1. Those hired before 4/1/17 must receive the BLS certification by 4/30/18
  2. Those hired on or after 4/1/17 must receive within 6 months of hire

Core Competencies:  

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Strong Problem Solving, Judgment & Decision Making Skills
  • Stress Tolerance
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