O.R. Surgical Technician
Company: Graham Staffing Services
Posted on: February 25, 2021
General Summary: Under direction of the O.R. nurse, the
technician functions as a scrubbed member of the O.R. team,
assisting and anticipating the needs of the surgeon during a
surgical procedure. Able to perform practices and principles of
aseptic technique. Involved with preparation of O.R. suite prior to
cases, interim and end of day cleaning of procedure room,
instrumentation and equipment. Essential Job Functions: Assists the
R.N. in checking O.R. suites for general cleanliness and
preparedness prior to surgical procedures. Assists in setting up,
opening up of sterile supplies and instruments for each case using
aseptic technique and utilizing physician preference procedure
cards. Assists in updating physician preference cards as needed and
filing them properly. Scrubs, dons gown, gloves and sets up sterile
mayo stand and back table for case at hand. Assists surgeon during
case by passing necessary instruments and supplies needed. Drapes
the patient as directed according to surgeon's protocol. Maintains
good asepsis at all times during procedure. Assists in sponge,
needle, instrument counts, and identifying implantable devices
according to Center policy. Operates various equipment, power
drills, ultrasonic cleaner, steam and ETO autoclaves, O.R. table
and accessories, pneumatic tourniquet, cautery machines. May also
be directed on operating video equipment, microscope monitors, and
abdominal insufflator. Processes instruments in decontamination
after procedures and prepares same for re- sterilization. Keeps
track of the amount and type of local anesthetic injection, amount
of irrigation used, and back table medications used or unused.
Properly identifies and passes off any surgical pathology specimens
to the O.R. circulating nurse. Assists in the turnover of the O.R.
suites between cases, disposing of trash and linens. Assists in
transferring patient to the stretcher at the conclusion of the
case. Assembles supplies/instruments and equipment for cases
scheduled for the next day, using physician preference cards.
Assists in restocking and replenishing of sterile supplies used in
the O.R. suites and in the sterile supply room. Checks for outdates
on sterile supplies/instruments and assists in reprocessing as
needed. Maintains autoclave logs and charts. Maintains O.R.
sub-specialty supply inventory as assigned by ordering with
approval from Director of Nursing. Assists as needed in the
following areas: Central Processing, Endoscopy, Pre-op, PACU Phase
I and II, or O.R. Housekeeping. Assists in orienting new O.R.
personnel as directed. Requires access to Personal Health
Information (PHI), HIPAA training is required, and HIPAA compliance
is expected. Must follow the organizations Code of Conduct Must
participate in the Compliance Program Initiatives and reporting and
Compliance Issues Other related duties as assigned. Contact With
Others: Works daily with adult and pediatric patients,
Anesthesiologists, CRNA's, Surgeons, O.R. Nurses, Central
Processing Technicians, and other O.R. Technicians Problem Solving:
Instruction regarding work comes from the O.R. nurse, Scheduler,
Director of Nursing, Surgeons, and Anesthesiologists. Written
policies and protocols are available in the department and will be
read and reviewed annually. Physician preference procedure cards
will be kept in the department for surgical procedures. Decisions
include, pulling and setting up cases for various surgical
procedures, restocking sterile items, and ordering as delegated.
Accountability: Accountable for policies and protocols of Center,
maintaining confidentiality of patients, restocking supplies,
efficient and waste-conscious use of O.R. supplies, establishing a
professional and cooperative relationship with patients and staff.
Participates in professional organizations to enhance knowledge and
performance as an O.R. Technician. Special Work Factors: Works 6:45
through 3:45 and overtime on rare occasions. Stands about 75% of
the time for long durations. Lifts (more than 50 pounds), bends and
kneels frequently. Must have adequate use of both hands (hold
retractors, pass instruments, etc) and good vision to assist in
surgery to visualize "bleeders". Must operate power equipment and
tools, work on elevated levels (on stools). Must exercise caution
to avoid potential exposure to hot temperatures/steam from
autoclaves, chemical vapors (formaldehyde), ionizing radiation
(x-rays), infection hazard (body fluids), skin contact with
chemicals (disinfectant), and working around machinery with moving
parts (flying particles from drills). Requires access to Personal
Health Information (PHI), HIPAA training is required, and HIPAA
compliance is expected. Qualifications: High School diploma or GED.
Formal completion of an O.R. technician program, preferably at an
accredited school or demonstrated experience from on-the-job
training. O.R.T. certification preferred. One-year surgical
experience. Must be able to accept direction and leadership from
O.R. nursing staff and surgeons. Ability to cooperate with and
assist ancillary staff. Must be extremely methodical, diligent and
organized; perform aseptic technique, observe and report to other
scrubbed team members during cases. Communicate effectively with
scrubbed and un-scrubbed O.R. team members. Basic knowledge and
understanding of ambulatory surgical procedures to enable proper
performance of scrub duties in all surgical sub-specialty cases.
Current BCLS required. Physical Requirements: Ability to stand,
walk and/or sit for an extended period of time. Ability to
communicate in English. Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range. Ability to use hands, arms and
legs within specifications of the job Ability to assist unable
patients with movement or transport to and in exam rooms Must be
able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
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