Tri-City Medical Center


    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/6/2018 2:18 PM)
    FTE Status
    Full-Time .9
    Cost Center/Dept
    7420 - Surgery
    Work Schedule
    1030a-2300; call with 30 minute response time
  • Overview



    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:



    • 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. 


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




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


    • 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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