The primary purpose of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Scrub Nurse position is to work under the direct supervision of the professional registered nurse (RN)/Staff Nurse in the operating room. The LPN Scrub Nurse may take vitals, prepare, and administer injections, monitor medical equipment, and dress wounds. LPN Scrub Nurses assist RNs with perioperative patient care by acting as a scrub nurse and/or circulating nurse during surgical procedures. During the surgery, the LPN Scrub Nurse hands the surgeon instruments, sponges and sutures and might assist by holding retractors or performing other task
Licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of New Jersey. Experience in Acute Care preferred. AHA or ARC CPR required. Completion of a surgical tech program a plus. Effective interpersonal skills. Must be able to push and pull heavy objects such as gurneys, patient beds and OR beds. Must maintain a neat, clean, professional appearance. Must have understanding, patience, and tact in dealing with physicians
and fellow workers. Must pay attention to detail. Must have excellent hand-eye coordination. Must be self-motivated and work in an efficient and effective manner. Must be able to work in air-conditioned environment with temperature of 65-73 degrees and humidity of 45-55%. When assigned to pediatric cases, temperature may be up to 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit. Must wear hospital provided scrub attire while on duty. Potential for cuts, bruises, muscle strains and exposure to contagious disease via body fluids. Potential for exposure to anesthesia waste gases, ethylene oxide, harsh disinfectants, sterilizing agents, high steam pressure agents and radiation. Willingness to work with employees at various levels of skill, knowledge, and abilities.