The operating room technician assists the surgical team during operating procedures under the direction of the registered nurse.
The technician provides direct patient care as a scrub/instrument person during surgery. Duties include arranging sterile set-up; passing sponges, instruments and sutures; adjusting lights; cleaning operating room; and maintaining accurate sponge, needle and instrument count. The technician assists with moving and positioning the patient as directed by the surgical registered nurse.
This position delivers care in a prompt and professional manner, always maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and respect. The technician works as part of the care team to meet the needs of the customer and to support departmental objectives. The technician provides quality customer service, participates in performance improvement efforts and assumes responsibility for professional growth and development.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to read, speak and write in English. Successful completion of a nationally or regionally accredited educational program for surgical technologist or holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential administered by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor.
Experience preferred but not required. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
Advanced certification required. BLS HCP certification required upon hire or transfer.
Certification preferred: surgical technician certification and completion of program preferred
Experience preferred but not required. Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire. Completion of surgical technician program required for certifiable anatomy.
Advanced certification required. Completion of surgical technician program required for certifiable anatomy/physiology/microbiology.
BLS HCP certification required with 6 months from date of hire or transfer.
Demonstrates the competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.
Potential for exposure to the hazards of the hospital environment, such as exposure to infectious disease, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous waste and potential injury.
Position requires considerable standing, reaching and walking. Requires the ability to lift up to 60 lbs. Requires good hand/eye coordination and finger/hand dexterity as well as good visual and hearing acuity and ability to maintain retraction for long periods of time.
Essential functions of this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
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