OR Technician/Surgical Scrub, Surgery

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Jacksonville, Illinois


To perform “scrub” technologist duties for scheduled surgeries, assist with the draping and utilization of instruments for a particular surgery and age of the patient serviced. Demonstrates knowledge in the basic principles of sterile techniques and sterilization.  

Required Skills

  1. Performs duties in capacity of “scrub” technologist as prescribed by hospital policies and procedures.
  • Sets room for routine, uncomplicated, or multi-procedure cases with supplies and equipment.
  • Assists circulator in checking equipment.
  • Assists circulator in obtaining supplies prior to bringing patient to room.
  • Has basic knowledge of instrumentation and its appropriate use.
  • Checks instrumentation regarding cleanliness, function, correct number of pieces, and completeness of tray.
  • Has basic knowledge of surgical procedures.
  • Organizes and maintains a neat, clean mayo, instrument, and back tables.
  • Attempts reasonable anticipation of sequence of instrumentation.
  • Properly identifies and labels medication.
  • Keeps track of sponges, needles, and instruments during procedure at all times.
  • Relays accurate identification of specimens and cultures.
  • Organizes and assists in end-of-case clean up.
  • Separates sharp and delicate instruments during clean up.
  • Assists in pulling cases.
  • If trained to do so, perform skin closure per hospital policy with the appropriate suture materials and suturing techniques.
  1. Assists in maintenance of safe environment for patients and staff.
  • Has knowledge and applies principles of good aseptic practice (i.e., appropriate scrub length, OR attire, proper gowning, gloving, and draping methods).
  • Checks sterile supplies for proper packaging and dating.
  • Actively assists in recognizing and reporting breaks in sterile technique.
  • Requests assistance of Central Sterile personnel in preparation of instruments for immediate reuse.
  • Follows protocol for universal blood- and body-fluid precautions at all times.
  • Prevents loss of instruments by thorough search of drapes before they are discarded.
  • Assists in the orderly function of the OR.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in a team effort (i.e., takes required supplies from circulator when offered).
  • Checks room for and put away excess supplies and equipment.
  • Takes initiative and seeks appropriate opportunities to update and maintain surgical skills (i.e., requests certain cases and attends inservices).
  • Assists in checking to-follow cases for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assists in orientation of new personnel.
  • Actively participates in checking and maintaining assignment by participating as a permanent team member.
  • Participates in updating surgeon’s preference list.
  • Reports to assigned room on time.
  • Understands and follows disaster plan.
  1. Follows hospital/unit policies, procedures, and behavioral expectations.
  • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
  • Willingly assists co-workers to facilitate patient care.
  • Maintains current CPR certification (CPR education and exam mandatory in the presence of physical limitation impeding CPR certification. Required demonstration of skills to optimal level of ability).
  • Attends or participates in mandatory inservices.
  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience


  • High-school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Graduate of an OR Technician program preferred.


  • Certified Surgical Technician preferred.
  • Maintains current CPR certification.


  • Previous experience as on OR Technician preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Working Conditions-Physical Requirements & Atmosphere:

  • Attends in services per needs of the department as specified by nurse manager.