Surgical Scrub Technician

Southwest Virginia Center for Sight   Wytheville, VA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on May 25, 2023
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Southwest Virginia Center for Sight is looking for enthusiastic, well driven healthcare professionals to join their team.

Roanoke Valley Center for Sight offers a work environment that is friendly, fast paced, and promotes learning with great benefits that include:

  • On the job training
  • Weekends Off
  • Health Insurance offered immediately
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(K)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Sick time
  • 6 paid holidays
  • 50% off gym membership
  • Four / 10-hour day work week
  • Employee Referral program

In this position you will…

  • Perform specified functions to meet the requirements of each approved procedure
  • Assemble supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures according to physicians’ preference cards
  • Inspect equipment for proper working condition
  • Follow principles of aseptic technique and prescribed operating/procedure room procedures
  • Adhere to aseptic technique when opening sterile packages and preparing for the procedure
  • Arrange instruments according to given procedure
  • Confirm that instruments work properly
  • Maintain availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delays
  • Report observed or suspected breaks in sterile technique and act according to policy
  • Correctly use, care for, clean, and sterilize instruments, supplies, and equipment as directed
  • Handle equipment and instruments correctly to provide appropriate availability and safety
  • Assist in maintaining adequate supplies in the operating room for immediate access during procedure
  • Assist in storing and stocking supplies as directed
  • Maintain and update instrument cards and surgeons’ preference cards
  • Respond in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician
  • Document patient-care records and other forms according to facility policies and procedures
  • Accurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about the patient’s status
  • Maintain a clean and orderly central processing area (e.g., shelves, counters, equipment)
  • Adhere to sterilization process policies and procedures
  • Clean each item according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Inspect instruments under microscope for damage and defects; lubricates items as required
  • Determine whether each item is in good working condition
  • Sort and arrange items into proper trays according to established policy/procedure
  • Wrap trays and individual items according to established policy/procedure
  • Accurately label each item with name and expiration date
  • Correctly operate sterilizers, ultrasonic washer, and other processing equipment (i.e., position items correctly in sterilizer, select proper cycle, seek assistance when needed)
  • Check equipment indicators for proper functioning
  • Perform required biological/chemical monitoring tests on all sterilizers and maintains logs according to established policy/procedure
  • Maintain availability of recording supplies for continuity of recording throughout sterilization process
  • Maintain inventory levels and accurate records
  • Perform weekly inspections of all sterile items in facility
  • Check for outdated items and package integrity of wrapped sterilized items; replaces items as necessary
  • Place items in correct location
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies for the sterile processing area
  • Maintain/update the instrument tray inventory list
  • Accurately document count of instruments loaned/returned to outside sources



  • Current BLS Certification
  • Operating room experience
  • Strong ethical and moral character references
  • Training/courses in sterile technique, sterilization of instruments.


  • Completion of surgical scrub technician course
  • Two years’ previous operating room experience
  • ASC experience


High school diploma or GED certification