Shift Shadowing at a Plastic Sugery Clinic

  1. Hi,

    I just had a job interview today at a private plastic surgery centre and they want me to come in for a shadow shift on Monday. I would follow a patient through pre-op, surgery (a face-lift) and possibly post-op, working in the scrub role primarily.

    I have just received a certificate in peri-operative nursing and am currently working at one of the largest operating rooms in Canada. I've only been in the OR for a couple months though so I'm still new but I have been spending the majority of my time in plastic surgery.

    My question is what should I prepare myself for on Monday, the Dr. might want to see my cutting skills, I'm not sure what that exactly means.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Sacul86
    I'm not sure what cutting skills mean either but I this is your first job as a peri operative nurse, I would imagine they don't except you to know everything but my advice to you would be to brush up on ur anatomy, especially if you will be scrubbing the case. I can't imagine they would be using bovie for a facelift but watch out for fire safety since the face is a high O2 area. Good luck!!!
  4. by   kguill975
    I think he meant cutting suture. That's the only thing I can think of.