The Operating Room Technician is a care giver in the Operating Room whose responsibility is to prepare the Operating Room and assists the surgeon in a scrub role for all types of surgical procedures. Accountable to the Shift Supervisor/Unit Manager. Provides care under the licensure and direct supervision of a Registered Nurse for Adolescents (age 14-18) and Adult (18 and older) population.
Major Position Responsibilities:
Maintains current physician preference cards.
Assists the RN with patient care according to unit specific guidelines and within the Operating Room Technician scope of practice.
Demonstrates proficiency in unit specific skills under the direction of the RN.
Obtains non-controlled medications, but does not prepare them, from the computerized medication station.
Performs other related duties as delegated by the RN.
Able to independently scrub surgical procedures performed at this institution.
Utilizes nursing forms according to hospital/unit policy and guidelines within scope of practice.
Assures the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of all patients/significant others.
Functions with an awareness and application of safety issues as identified within the Medical Center.
Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established policy and procedure under the direction of the RN.
Demonstrates knowledge and practice of strict aseptic technique according to the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).
Maintains all unit specific and educational requirements.
Performs appropriately and accepts responsibility for delegated duties.
Participates in unit quality improvement program as directed.
Demonstrates effective communication skills using lines of authority appropriately.
Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities:
Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements
Minimum 18 months experience in a multispecialty inpatient OR as an OR Tech or recent graduate, within the past 180 days, Surgical Technology training program, required.
Current BLS certification, required.
OR Tech Certification, preferred.
Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.