Tri-City Medical Center

OR TECHNICIAN

4 months ago(10/4/2017 4:19 PM)
ID
2017-6121
FTE Status
Full-Time 1.0
Shift
Day
Cost Center/Dept
7420 - Surgery
Work Schedule
10 hr shifts, 630-5p

Overview

OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN I or II

 

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:

 

OR TECH II: infants (0-1year of age), pediatrics (1-3 years of age)

OR TECH I & II: adolescent/adult (14 years of age 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.
  • Under the direct supervision of the physician or registered nurse, instills contrast media into the common bile duct or epinephrine into an intestinal ulcer. (OR TECH II)
  • Performs other related duties as delegated by the RN.
  • Able to independently scrub 1-5 specialties of General, Vascular, Ophthalmology, ENT, Plastics, GYN, Orthopedics, Neuro, Urology outpatient or inpatient surgery procedures. (OR TECH II)
  • Able to independently scrub surgical procedures performed at this institution. (OR TECH I & II)
  • 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

OR TECH I:

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 months experience in a multi-specialty inpatient OR as an OR Tech or recent graduate, within the past 180 days, Surgical Technology training program, required. 

 Certifications:

  • Current BLS certification, required.
  • OR Tech Certification, preferred.

OR TECH II:

 

Qualifications: ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum  18 months to three (3) years’ experience as an OR Tech, required. 
  • Strong ortho and spine experience, preferred.

Certifications:

  • Current BLS certification, required.
  • OR Tech Certification, required.

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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