OR Technician

Departments

  • Surgical Services

Work Hours

  • 80 Hours
  • Full Time

Categories

  • Patient Direct Care

Job Summary

The OR Technician is responsible for promoting and maintaining quality patient care through effective management of activities on that designated unit. The OR Technician acts as a mentor, resource, educator and leader at bedside. The OR Technician is responsible and accountable to the Team Leader for that designated unit.

Qualifications

  • Education
    • Graduated from an accredited School or College
    • CPR and ACLS certified
  • Training and Experience
    • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and ability in personnel management, administrative coordination, policies and committee activities.
    • Knowledge and skill to review workload standards and staffing needs based on productivity, and skill in cost containment measures.
    • Ability to collaborate with medical staff in day-to-day environment to establish coordinated department function and program development.
    • Excellent oral and written communication, which allow preparation of correspondence, reports, oral presentations, etc.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assess sterility of all packs and instruments prior to opening on sterile field.
  • Anticipate need for additional equipment and supplies and havethem available in the OR suite.
  • Identify need for multidisciplinary team involvement and notify involved department or team in appropriate time frame.
  • Knowledgeable of surgical procedures performed in the Operating Room and uses educational material within the department as needed.
  • Utilizes preference sheets prior to each case for any updates since procedure last performed.
  • Knowledgeable of equipment use and trouble shooting during procedures.
  • Able to identify and implement patient safety issues throughout the intra-operative period, such as:  bovie plate, safety strap, body alignment, leg holders, and notifies the surgeon and anesthesia of concerns.
  • Performs skin preps using AORN standards taking into account physician preference.
  • Correctly identifies specimen and present to Lab according to departmental policy.
  • Assist with room turnover in a timely manner after cases to promote and enhance flow of surgical schedule.
  • Participates in Time Out.
  • Properly operates and maintains all equipment relevant to the patient care areas.
  • Knowledgeable of aseptic technique demonstrated through opening room and skin preps.
  • Direct and participate in sponge, needle and instrument counts according to department policy.
  • Communicates breaks in sterile technique immediately and takes immediate corrective action.

Status

  • Monday – Friday
  • 6:45 am – 3:15 pm