Assists the OR team in direct and indirect patient care, under the direction of the Charge nurse and the RN in room assigned.
Responsible to help with transportation of patients, specimens and paperwork. After orientation and training intern witll assist the circulating nurse with the care of the patient intraoperatively. This will imclude opening sterile supplies, assisting with sterile prep, and running for supplies. AFter orienting to scrubbiing, intern may function as "extra set of hands" holding retractors, etc. Will learn scrubbing, gowing and gloving in sterile fashion. If available, will work in Sterile Processing learning instrumentation and sterilization techniques. Will assist with pulling cases for emergencies and the next day.
Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program. Must have completed at least the Nursing Fundamental Course.