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Certified Operating Room Tech

Company: Regional Medical Center of Memphis
Location: Memphis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

JOB REQUIREMENTS: # EDUCATION:# High school education or equivalent.# Graduation from an approved program for Operating/Surgical Technician in accordance with state requirements.# Qualified by education, training or experience to work with the pre-schooler, school-age, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient population as specialty assignment dictates. # EXPERIENCE:# Experience in patient care as obtained through completion of an ORT or surgical technology program.# Exhibits knowledge of technical skills required to implement patient care and OR Tech services as demonstrated through the sterilization and utilization of equipment, instruments and supplies and the preparation of the OR # and providing patient care activities.# Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work within a team environment with the ability to communicate effectively/professionally with hospital staff, patients, family, visitors, and physicians under routine and stressful situations # LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION:# Certification as Operating Room/Surgical Technician by the Association of Surgical Technologist or U.S. Military Services.# Current CPR/Basic Life Support certification. # JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:# Assists in preparing the operating room and performing assigned support duties during operative procedures.# Scrubs in the role of second or third assistant when directed. # 1.######## Assists in preparing the operating room, providing intraoperative care to patients and performing assigned support duties during operative procedures within established standards and practices.# Checks supplies/instrumentation and equipment needs for operative procedure and ensures they are working properly. Provides sterile field.# Maintains linen, supplies and instruments needed for successful completion of scheduled procedures. Assists in the preparation, draping and positioning of patients for procedure. Participates in the post-operative cleanup of the OR room and restock of surgical area. ########### Scrubs and assists circulators under direct supervision of RN for operative procedures, including prepping and draping of the operative site as needed. Assists surgical team during operative procedures as assigned and directed, following established standards and practices. Assists in preparing patient or operative site. Maintains and monitors aseptic technique throughout operative procedures. Observes progress of procedure and anticipates patient needs and obtains supplies as to not delay progress surgery. Scrubs in as second or third assistant when directed.# Counts sponges and sharps with RN prior to surgery and before incision is closed. Prepares sterile dressing and assists with the application of dressing and casts. Assists in the preparation of operative specimens for analysis. Participation in resuscitation procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to provide care, maintain clinical competency and meet age specific patient needs required within department. # 3.######## Interacts and communicates with health care team, patient and visitors in # a ######## customer responsive and courteous manner, in compliance with iRESPECT # standards and promoting patient/customer satisfaction.# Works effectively ######### with ### staff to coordinate and implement activities. Communicates surgeon#s ####### preferences to RN circulator and/or appropriate individuals and ### documents/updates on preference cards. # 4.######## Maintains confidentiality of patient, department and hospital information.# # Adheres to established department and organization policies in processing ###### and releasing patient information (i.e. HIPPA, Confidentiality, and Compliance ###### Policies). # 5.######## Maintains required department records, reports and files for administrative and ### compliance purposes.# # 6.######## Adheres to established department policies, procedures, objectives, ########## compliance and quality improvement with consideration given to risk ## management, infection control and patient safety practices. # 7.## ##### Completes required continuous training and education, including department ###### specific requirements.# Responds to problems/opportunities to improve work #### environment and participates in unit based performance improvement ######## activities which includes committees, monitoring and follow up. # 8.######## Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and utilizes # supplies in a cost effective manner.# Reports malfunction of equipment to # supervisor.# # 9.######## Assists in the orientation of new staff members and students when they #### provide patient care, treatment and services as part of their training. # 10.###### Provides coverage for relief and absences as required.# Responds to on-call and emergency situations.# Demonstrates flexibility to work nights, weekends and ### holidays to provide continuous surgical services. # 11.###### Performs other duties as required. # MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT OPERATED:# Surgical supplies, instruments and equipment utilized in the performance of duties. # PHYSICAL DEMANDS:# Exposure to blood/body fluids and infectious agents.# Constant standing, walking, lifting, pushing and bending.# Heavy Work - Exerting up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds frequently, and/or up to 30 pounds of force constantly to move objects.# (May be further defined as #with or without assistance.#)

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: High school education or equivalent. Graduation from an approved program for Operating/Surgical Technician in accordance with state requirements. Qualified by education, training or experience to work with the pre-schooler, school-age, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient population as specialty assignment dictates.

EXPERIENCE: Experience in patient care as obtained through completion of an ORT or surgical technology program. Exhibits knowledge of technical skills required to implement patient care and OR Tech services as demonstrated through the sterilization and utilization of equipment, instruments and supplies and the preparation of the OR

and providing patient care activities. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work within a team environment with the ability to communicate effectively/professionally with hospital staff, patients, family, visitors, and physicians under routine and stressful situations

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION: Certification as Operating Room/Surgical Technician by the Association of Surgical Technologist or U.S. Military Services. Current CPR/Basic Life Support certification.

JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assists in preparing the operating room and performing assigned support duties during operative procedures. Scrubs in the role of second or third assistant when directed.

  1. Assists in preparing the operating room, providing intraoperative care to patients and performing assigned support duties during operative procedures within established standards and practices.
  • Checks supplies/instrumentation and equipment needs for operative procedure and ensures they are working properly.
  • Provides sterile field. Maintains linen, supplies and instruments needed for successful completion of scheduled procedures.
  • Assists in the preparation, draping and positioning of patients for procedure.
  • Participates in the post-operative cleanup of the OR room and restock of surgical area.
  • Scrubs and assists circulators under direct supervision of RN for operative procedures, including prepping and draping of the operative site as needed.
  • Assists surgical team during operative procedures as assigned and directed, following established standards and practices.
  • Assists in preparing patient or operative site.
  • Maintains and monitors aseptic technique throughout operative procedures.
  • Observes progress of procedure and anticipates patient needs and obtains supplies as to not delay progress surgery.
  • Scrubs in as second or third assistant when directed. Counts sponges and sharps with RN prior to surgery and before incision is closed.
  • Prepares sterile dressing and assists with the application of dressing and casts.
  • Assists in the preparation of operative specimens for analysis.
  • Participation in resuscitation procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills to provide care, maintain clinical competency and meet age specific patient needs required within department.
  1. Interacts and communicates with health care team, patient and visitors in a customer responsive and courteous manner, in compliance with iRESPECT standards and promoting patient/customer satisfaction. Works effectively with staff to coordinate and implement activities. Communicates surgeon's preferences to RN circulator and/or appropriate individuals and documents/updates on preference cards.

  2. Maintains confidentiality of patient, department and hospital information. Adheres to established department and organization policies in processing and releasing patient information (i.e. HIPPA, Confidentiality, and Compliance Policies).

  3. Maintains required department records, reports and files for administrative and compliance purposes.

  4. Adheres to established department policies, procedures, objectives, compliance and quality improvement with consideration given to risk management, infection control and patient safety practices.

  5. Completes required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements. Responds to problems/opportunities to improve work environment and participates in unit based performance improvement activities which includes committees, monitoring and follow up.

  6. Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and utilizes supplies in a cost effective manner. Reports malfunction of equipment to supervisor.

  7. Assists in the orientation of new staff members and students when they provide patient care, treatment and services as part of their training.

  8. Provides coverage for relief and absences as required. Responds to on-call and emergency situations. Demonstrates flexibility to work nights, weekends and holidays to provide continuous surgical services.

  9. Performs other duties as required.

MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Surgical supplies, instruments and equipment utilized in the performance of duties.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Exposure to blood/body fluids and infectious agents. Constant standing, walking, lifting, pushing and bending. Heavy Work - Exerting up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds frequently, and/or up to 30 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (May be further defined as "with or without assistance.")

Keywords: Regional Medical Center of Memphis, Memphis , Certified Operating Room Tech, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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