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Salem VA, VA, United States

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our OR Open Heart department. Submit your application today!


HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious full-time Scrub Technician to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.


LewisGale Medical Center (LGMC) delivers quality care to our patients located in the beautiful mountainous region of Southwest Virginia.  LGMC is a 521-bed acute care facility and is the largest hospital in the LewisGale Regional Health System (LGRHS).  Through our extensive network stretching from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, we have the privilege of serving more than 250,000 patients each year. LewisGale is also ranked among the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for benchmarked quality cancer care, patient safety and satisfaction and health outcomes.  Lastly, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have ranked us among the top hospitals nationwide on quality measures for our services and treatments to address heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.



  • Scrubs cases as it relates to the unit scope of care
  • Dons appropriate attire required by hospital and OSHA policies. 
  • Able to create and maintain a sterile field. 
  • Able to scrub routine cases with no assistance. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy and understanding of instrumentation and procedures.
  • Does not divert attention from the operative field.
  • Able to anticipate basic needs of surgeon/assistant. 
  • Able to anticipate when to initiate closing counts.
  • Labels all medications on the sterile field.
  • Demonstrates a complete knowledge of instrumentation/sequence of procedure.
  • Able to scrub independently on small to moderate and specialty cases.
  • Assists the Registered Nurse with circulating duties
  • Shows knowledge of circulating components/responsibilities as evidenced by completion of skills checklist.
  • Able to assist primary circulator in his/her role.
  • Able to place cautery dispersive electrode on appropriate body parts knowing to check bony prominences; and for metal implants/assess need for shaving at bovie sight. Applies principles of standard and transmission based precautions.
  • Helps maintain a safe environment for personnel and patients. 
  • Assists primary circulator to ensure smooth flow in the O.R
  • Obtains needed medications from drug cart and pharmacy for circulator. 
  • Able to assist the primary circulator with little or no prompting and attends to needs of other staff members, anesthesia, surgeon and patient.
  • Assumes responsibility to check the following cases of the day for accuracy and location of needed instrumentation.
  • Exercises sound judgement and decision making skills on behalf of patient, self, and peers.
  • Able to identify potential problems and critical situations involving staff and visitors.
  • Completes skills checklist and keeps skills up-to-date.
  • Volunteers to stay late to finish cases or do cases which are rarely seen.
  • Pursues opportunities to enhance personal and/or professional growth
  • Maintains current BLS for Healthcare Provider training,completes mandatory education requirements, and attends all in-services/ staff meetings on scheduled work days.
  • Reviews minutes of meetings held on non-scheduled days.
  • Pursues continuing education outside of hospital. 
  • Communicates effectively with staffs, peers, physicians, and other departments, while maintaining open communication to all team members and other hospital personnel.
  • Communicates in a positive manner and utilizes appropriate channels of communication. Communicates accurate and appropriate information concerning patient’s needs.
  • Customer service oriented and strives to meet high standards of nursing care.
  • Identifies and assists in departmental issues. 
  • Organizes work to complete duties efficiently and effectively
  • Strives to facilitate rapid turnovers between cases. 
  • Uses “discretionary time” to increase knowledge of equipment or procedures.
  • Restocks assigned room before end of shift.
  • Independently seeks out additional assignments, assisting staff in rooms – second circulating; stocking rooms for others. 
  • Serves as a professional member of the OR team
  • Able to share knowledge with other staff members.
  • Able to identify conflicts with staff, preceptor or surgeon.
  • Able to be flexible in response to changes in assignments/course of day, etc.  Is available and accessible when on duty and on call (be at the hospital in 30 minutes or less). 
  • Assists others with minimal direction.  
  • Promotes a pleasant and harmonious working relationship in the operating room.
  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures, supports the mission of the hospital
  • Reports for duty as scheduled and on time.
  • Adheres to Hospital & Department dress codes and parking policy. 
  • Respects patients’ rights to confidentiality.
  • Understands and supports the philosophy, purposes, policies, & procedures and standards of the hospital and the department.
  • Adheres to JCAHO and OSHA regulatory standards.
  • Assist with development of new policies and procedures.
  • Encourages other to comply with regulatory requirements. Has plan of action to meet goals.
  • Stocks and organizes supplies.
  • Restocks linen each day.
  • Stocks carts with PPE: shoe covers, hats, masks or hoods in an orderly manner.Maintains adequate supplies in the scrub sink areas of paper towels, scrub brushes, scrub solutions, and surgical masks.
  • Maintains the supply levels of mop heads, trash bags and hospital approved detergent/chemical germicides used in the department.  Restocks formalin in specimen area.
  • Restock trash bags, kick bucket, linen bags, Neptune canisters, disposable gloves. 
  • Changes sharps container as needed (3/4 full. Notifies front desk or Clinical Coordinator of problems obtaining supplies. Available to staff in assigned area.
  • Maintains adequate equipment in the surgical suites
  • Operates, maintains, and stores all equipment in a knowledgeable, safe, and efficient manner.
  • Cleans and disinfects non-disposable equipment per department policy.
  • Assists in moving equipment such as video equipment, fracture table, or each room’s surgical and/or anesthesia furniture and equipment. Equipment is returned to its appropriate storeroom location in an orderly fashion.
  • Keeps all storerooms, hallways, pre-op holding area, and front desk area free from clutter or equipment. Independently assumes the responsibility to organize store rooms or equipment.
  • Anticipates needs in each O.R. and has equipment outside of suites as needed.
  • Provides for patient safety while transporting patients within the hospital & Surgical Services Department
  • Transports patients. Demonstrates proper working knowledge of stretchers and patient’s beds. Assists in cleaning and maintaining stretchers in working order. Makes up stretchers with sheets/blankets to prepare for next transport patient. Reports problems as necessary and returns all equipment to its proper location. Selects proper equipment considering the size and age of patient. Consistently anticipates next patient needed transportation.
  • Checks OR schedule for changes in patients to be transported. 
  • Safely assists in the positioning of surgical patients.
  • Demonstrates the proper use of all positioning devices, including but not limited to, operative beds, stirrups, arm supports, padding, and securing devices.
  • Assists in obtaining positioning devices and padding as needed
  • Transfers all patients to and from surgical beds utilizing good body mechanics to prevent personal injury. Patients will not experience any injury during the positioning or transfer.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel if any injury such as tissue damage are noticed, or if equipment is not functioning properly.
  • Anticipates positioning help in OR suites and is readily available for flipping patients and holding limbs for prepping. 
  • Cleans O.R. suites after each surgical case by containing all trash and soiled linen, cleaning all equipment and furniture with hospital approved germicide, mopping the floors with a clean mop head, and spot cleaning walls if necessary.
  • Assures O.R. is ready for another case by arranging furniture and equipment in proper location. Cleans sub-sterile areas, lounges and hallways each day.  Keep equipment and carts free from dust. Independently monitors the O.R. and dusts surfaces. Cleans any equipment before entering the restricted areas. Always utilizes personal protective equipment.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in unit to perform other tasks that may be assigned. 
  • Assists in the operation of the surgical department by completing assigned tasks that may include but not be limited to the following: obtaining SCD sleeves and delivering to O.R. suites, taking patient specimens to the laboratory, pathology or breast center; stocking cast carts; defrosting department refrigerators; or acquiring blood or blood products from the blood bank.
  • Completes tasks in a timely manner.
  • Notifies the front desk when leaving the department on breaks or while completing tasks.
  • Appropriately handles all trash, regulated medical waste, and soiled linens within the department. • Trash is contained and disposed of according to facility policy.  All regulated medical waste is contained and labeled, then disposed of according to hospital policy. 
  • Utilizes Standard and Transmission Based precautions when necessary. Calls housekeeping for trash and linen pick-ups if needed. There are no incidences of trash or medical waste not properly contained or labeled. Pursues own professional growth through continuing education and in-services.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate from an accredited Surgical Technology Program (required)


  • 1 + year(s) of experience in healthcare industry (required)
  • Prior CVOR experience (required)
  • Knowledge of medical equipment, common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment (required)


  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider upon hire
  • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Health Care Provider upon hire
  • Certification in training as a Surgical Technician (preferred)
  • Full Time
  • Day Shift
  • Rotating Call
  • Holiday Requirements
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We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Facility: LewisGale Medical Center
Job ID: 00005-21773
Category: Nursing Support
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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