Tri-City Medical Center


7 months ago(6/30/2017 5:50 PM)
FTE Status
Full-Time 1.0
Cost Center/Dept
7420 - Surgery
Work Schedule
0630-3, CVOR OR tech


Position Summary:

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.


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