Bone and Joint Center, S.C.
  • 16-Aug-2018 to 15-Apr-2019 (CST)
  • Surgery Center
  • Wausau, WI, USA
  • Other

JOB SUMMARY:

The Operating Room Technician participates in the care of the surgical patient in the Operating Room under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The technician will perform a variety of duties to prepare and maintain the OR Suite for the patient.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have completed a recognized operating room technician training program. One year of operating room scrub experience is necessary. Must be CPR certified.

Preferred accomplishments include experience in Orthopaedic and outpatient surgery. Must be able to communicate effectively and have the ability to work compatibly with all physicians and staff. Possess strong organizational skills and a clear understanding of the importance of cost effectiveness in an outpatient surgery center.

Must have the knowledge and clinical skills to perform the job duties of an operating room technician. Knowledge of aseptic technique and surgical instrumentation is required. Must have an aptitude for understanding, operating and troubleshooting machines and equipment.

Must have an understanding of the proper use of high-speed autoclaves and sterilization techniques.

Must be flexible in job duties and work schedule.

Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to eight hours per day; bend, stoop, twist; assist patients in turning, rising from recliners and stretchers; assist patients in and out of wheelchairs; push wheelchairs;
assist with the moving of patients on and off the operating room table. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds.



INFECTION CONTROL CATEGORY:

This job is designated as a Category I job using OSHA definitions. This means there are tasks that involve exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for any employee engaged in Category I tasks.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Work with all members of the health care team to
provide optimal care to the patient throughout his surgical experience.

2. Maintain a friendly, positive and caring attitude with all patients, physicians and staff.

3. Maintain excellent physical and mental health.

4. Assure that the proper supplies, instruments and equipment are available for the procedure.

5. Assure that equipment is functioning properly.

6. Monitor use of and charge for all supplies used during procedure. Assist with inventory control by proper count of supplies used.

7. Sign all appropriate documentation.

8. Attend continuing education offerings to remain
current with orthopaedic and ASC issues.

9. Display professionalism at work and in the community.
10. Take an active role on committees within the organization.

11. Identify actual and potential risks to patients and others. Take action to minimize or eliminate risk and maximize safety in the facility.

JOB DUTIES:

1. Prepare for next day's cases by gathering supplies,
instruments and equipment.

2. Wipe flat surfaces in OR the morning of surgery.

3. Perform required autoclave tests and check for proper temperature and pressure. Keep daily logs of autoclave performance.

4. Gather instruments and equipment for procedures.

5. Disinfect and sterilize instruments as required.

6. Prepare OR with supplies and equipment required for the procedure.

7. Assist with transport of the patient to the operating
room.

8. Assist with positioning of patient for procedure using proper positioning techniques.

9. Monitor for breaks in sterile technique.

10. Assist with surgical prep per protocol.

11. Perform sponge and needle counts as appropriate.

12. Remain prepared for emergency situations by knowing
correct emergency procedures, locations of emergency call
system and location of emergency supplies and equipment.

13. Assist entire team throughout procedure to ensure
a desired outcome.

14. Ensure that Universal Precautions are maintained.

15. Assist in cleaning of room and instruments.

16. Maintain a clean instrument workroom and sterile supply room.

17. Clean autoclaves weekly.

18. Order supplies for workroom as needed.

19. Update physician preference cards.

20. Inspect instruments for proper working order and notify Supervisor of any required repairs or replacements.

21. Check for outdated supplies.

22. Assist in restocking OR and wrapping and sterilizing of instruments.

23. Assist with planning for annual budget.

24. Perform other duties as assigned.

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