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Job Title:

RN Scrub Circulator

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SSM Health - St. Mary's Hospital

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1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Role Purpose:
The job of the Surgical Technologist is to scrub, set up, maintain sterile field and facilitate surgical procedures.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the perioperative setting.

• Verify patient identity in accordance with hospital policy using patients name and date of birth. Participate in complete and accurate 'Time-Outs' prior to induction, incision, and entrance of any additional staff/surgeons 100% of the time.
• Accurately performs scrub duties according to specialty procedures and physician preference while utilizing sterile technique and universal precautions.
• Plans for patient care and intervenes by demonstrating basic nursing skills by accurately counting all instruments, needles and sponges prior to incision, any relief by another qualified scrub and before closing any cavity or incision. Properly identifies, labels, and verifies all medications on the field per hospital policy.
• Adheres to all Universal Protocol policies required by Joint Commission including enforcing and verifying site marking prior to entrance to the OR and all other patient safety standards.
• Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and proper judgement when opening supplies. Updates and communicates any changes to surgeons preference cards.
• Displays problem solving skills and uses critical thinking when making decisions regarding patient care and notifies surgeons of changes to patients condition or any other pertinent information.
• Exhibit excellent verbal communication skills and be committed to patient satisfaction 100% of the time and will utilize service recovery skills.
• Gathers supplies and appropriate equipment specific to surgical procedures, operate equipment in a safe manner and report malfunctions to the proper resource.
• Assists in efficiently training new employees, promoting teamwork within the department, and providing assistance to cover call for the department.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Associate's Degree in Nursing or RN
• Current Illinois RN License
• 1 - 3 years of experience in technical field
• Demonstrates annual competency skills appropriate to clinical area

Physical Requirements: Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:
• Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.
• Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily.
• Standing or walking more than 8 hours a day.
• Running to respond to patient emergencies.
• Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 8 hours a day.
• Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
• Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
• Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation.


Benefits Statement: Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, an employee assistance program, retirement plan options and more.

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings.

Company Information

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Centralia, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 113-bed hospital specializing in cancer care. For six consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Centralia with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and with the Critical Care Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Centralia with the Citation of Merit Award for High-Value Healthcare.

Application Instructions:

Requisition #: 19502392
Facility: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia
Address: 400 N. Pleasant Ave. Centralia, IL
Employment Type: Full Time, Days
Hours: 6:40-15:10 (MUST BE FLEXIBLE)
Scheduled Hours Per 2 Week Pay Period: 80
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Posting Date: 3/20/2019