Scrub Nurse

Position: Scrub Nurse
Qualification: Diploma in Nursing
Experience: 2yr above
Duty hours: 8hr
Salary: Negotiable
Job Responsibilities:

  • The scrub nurse works directly with the surgeon within the sterile field, passing instruments, sponges, and other items needed during the procedure.
  • She is the member of the surgical team who prepares and preserves a sterile field in which the operation can take place.
  • Duties of scrub nurse-
  • Before an operation
  • Ensures that the circulating nurse has checked all the equipment needed during the procedure.
  • Ensures that the theatre has been cleaned before the trolley is set.
  • Prepares the instruments and equipment needed in the operation.
  • Prepare your own self by using sterile techniques like scrubbing, gowning and gloving.
  • Receives sterile equipment via circulating nurse using sterile technique.
  • Performs initial sponges, instruments and needle count, checks with circulating nurses.
  • When surgeon arrives after scrubbing
  • Provide assistance for gowning and gloving to the surgeon and assistant surgeon as soon as they enter the operation suite
  • Assemble the drapes according to use. Start with towel, towel clips, draw sheet and then lap sheet.
  • Assist the surgeon in draping the patient aseptically according to routine procedure.
  • Place blade on the knife handle using needle holder, assemble suction tip and suction tube.
  • Bring mayo stand and back table near the draped patient after draping is completed.
  • Secure suction tube and cautery cord with towel clips or Allis.
  • Prepares sutures and needles according to use.
  • During An Operation
  • Maintain sterility throughout the procedure.
  • Awareness of the patient’s safety.
  • Adhere to the policy regarding sponge/ instruments count/ surgical needles.
  • Arrange the instrument on the mayo table and on the back table
  • Before the incision begins, provide two sponges on the operative site prior to incision.
  • Passes the first knife for the skin to the surgeon with blade facing downward and a hemostat to the assistant surgeon.
  • Passes the retractor to the assistant surgeon.
  • Watch the field/ procedure and anticipate the surgeon’s needs.
  • Pass the instrument in a decisive and positive manner as needed in the procedure.
  • Watch out for hand signals to ask for instruments and keep instrument as clean as possible by wiping instrument with moist sponge
  • Always remove charred/burned tissue from the cautery tip
  • Notify circulating nurses if you need additional instruments as clear as possible.
  • Always keep 2 sponges on the field throughout the procedure.
  • Save and care for tissue specimens according to the hospital policy
  • Remove excess instruments from the sterile field.
  • Adhere and maintain sterile technique and watch for any breaks. If any breaks are found then inform immediately to the surgeon.
  • End of operation
  • Undertake count of sponges and instruments with circulating nurses and correlate with the pre-surgery findings.
  • Informs the surgeon regarding the count result.
  • Assist the surgeon for suturing the surgical incision.
  • Apply the dressing over the surgical site.
  • Clears away instrument and equipment
Job Category: Scrub Nurse
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cuttack 753 008 Odisha

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