This position prepares supplies, equipment and operating rooms for surgical cases maintaining a sterile environment according to departmental policies and procedures. Performs scrub duties during surgical procedures. Serves as scrub assistant during all types of surgical procedures including the areas of Neurosurgery, Cardiovascular, Thoracic, Orthopedic and Cardiac Surgery. Responsible for reviewing preference card and assuring all supplies, equipment, positioning aids and other items identified are available and in the room for scheduled surgical procedure. Assures patient positioning devices are in the room, ready and positioned to facilitate patient positioning. Equipment is prepositioned to maximize efficiency of case start. Packs and supplies are prepositioned to maintain sterile field while opening. Collaborates with Service Line Coordinators/Managers to maintain accuracy of Preference Cards. Responsible for preparation of the sterile field. Assists with opening supplies, packs, instruments and other items as needed. Responsible for gowning, gloving and preparation of the sterile field in a timely manner. Labels all medications on the sterile field. Assists with gowning and gloving as needed.
High school or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.). Current American Heart Association BLS Certification. Graduate of an Accredited training program for Operating Room Technicians. Certification preferred. Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (up to 50lbs), climb, pull, push, speak, hear, see (depth perception), calculate, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time. May be required to assist patients on and off the operating room table.
Howard University Hospital is one of America's best hospitals. The rich tradition of leadership and service at Howard University Hospital (HUH) dates back to 1862. Housed in converted army barracks, it was initially called Freedmen’s Hospital and provided a refuge where ex-slaves received the medical care they were denied elsewhere.
In the late 1860s, Freedmen’s formed a partnership with the Ho...ward University College of Medicine to train African-American medical professionals. Together the medical school and the hospital have served as a training ground for many of the nation's top African-American physicians.
Over the course of its 145-year history of providing the finest primary, secondary and tertiary health care services, Howard University Hospital has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center. In April 2007, the Hospital ranked number one among selected area hospitals on 19 quality measures published by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.
A private, nonprofit institution, HUH is the nation's only teaching hospital located on the campus of a historically Black university. It offers medical students a superior learning environment and opportunities to observe or participate in ground-breaking clinical and research work with professionals who are changing the face of health care. Washingtonian and Black Enterprise magazines have identified physicians affiliated with the hospital as leaders in a vast range of specialties.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.