Scrub Technician

Job Title
Scrub Technician
Job ID
Forest,  VA 24551
Other Location

Job Summary:

Under the guidance and supervision of the Registered Nurse, participates as a member of the OR team in planning, preparing, and producing a safe and effective OR experience for patients undergoing surgery.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares and checks assigned cases for appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment necessary for each procedure
  • Follows aseptic technique when opening sterile supplies, setting up cases, scrubbing, gowning and draping as observed. Reports any break in aseptic technique.
  • Maintains an orderly back table and mayo stand during procedure following established routine set-up as observed.
  • Assists circulating nurse in performing sponge, needle, and instrument counts; immediately reports discrepancies and/or corrections as documented and observed.
  • Consistently demonstrates proper handling of instruments and equipment to avoid damage and loss as observed.
  • Keeps surgeon preference cards up-to-date as documented and observed.
  • Demonstrates an ability to perform scrub duties as outlined in procedure manual, as observed.
  • Assists with application of dressings and transfers patient.
  • Assists with general cleaning of room and sets up next case as observed.
  • Demonstrates the ability to adapt to changes in the workload and work as part of the team to finish the schedule as observed.
  • Assists other staff members with completion of routine duties of the department as observed.
  • Assists with the orientation of new personnel as assigned.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient, Center and physician information; respects the patient’s privacy.
  • Performs duties in a safe manner.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of patient safety and proper body mechanics when moving patients or equipment.
  • Checks assigned OR equipment before case to ensure proper functioning; immediately reports any inoperative or malfunctioning equipment
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of departmental safety policies and procedures; participates in identification and evaluation of potential department safety problems and precautions as observed and documented.
  • Adheres to department specific OSHA and infection control guidelines regarding health maintenance and infection prevention 100% of the time as observed and documented.
  • May function as backup in the instrument room – must be able to wash, sterilize and wrap instruments.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • BLS certification required or the ability to obtain within (1) year.
  • Previous work experience (1-3 years) in an Ambulatory Surgical facility or acute care setting:
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently make use of time and resources.
  • Must be able to plan and organize work.
  • Must have proficient computer skills.
  • Must have professional and effective verbal and written communication skills and be able to promote effective communication at all levels.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology required.
  • Detail oriented, reliable and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
  • Training and understanding of HIPAA requirements and the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality.

Required Competencies

  • Strong, professional interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated respect for staff and patients
  • Excellent judgment, dependability, and conscientiousness.
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards and integrity.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Demonstrated accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Customer and patient service orientation: prompt response to patient needs and ability to manage difficult or emotional customer situations with tact, empathy and diplomacy
  • Professionalism: displays positive outlook and pleasant manner, does not instigate or participate in office gossip or negativity, keeps commitments, dresses appropriately and is well groomed.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in group situations; offers assistance and support to coworkers, actively resolves conflicts, inspires trust of others, and treats patients and coworkers with respect.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum one-year medical office and/or surgery experience preferred
  • Comfort and familiarity with EMR systems
  • CPR certification
  • Experience in Ophthalmology is a plus


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to walk frequently; sit frequently; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls frequently; reach with hands and arms, ability to keep hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position; talk and hear and communicate with speech clarity continually; climb, balance, and stoop, kneel, and bend occasionally. Employee must lift and/or move 50 pounds occasionally.

Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception.

Work environment: Setting typical of an ambulatory surgical center of optometry.  Exposure to biohazards.

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