Operating Room Technician

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University of MD Capital Region Health
Published
August 13, 2019
Location
Cheverly, Maryland
Job Type
PRN  

Description

  • Operating Room Technician

    Job ID 2019-5855 Shift Days FTE 0.1 Start/End of Daily Work Schedule Monday-Friday with some weekends Type Per Diem (PRN) Facility Prince George's Hospital Center

Overview

Passes instruments to the operating team during operations, applying aseptic techniques.  Arranges and inventories sterile set-up for operation.  Performs other duties as assigned.  Requires certification and previous experience or training in surgical procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Assist RN with patient’s admission to OR in a timely manner.
    • Sets priorities and plans care according to patient’s surgical needs.
    • Selects equipment, instrument and supplies in an organized manner.
    • Identifies completeness and functioning of equipment instrumentation and supplies.
  • Shows awareness of patient’s needs: Physiological, Psychosocial, Safety, Emotional.
  • Provides input as to patient’s condition on admission to:
    • Assesses appropriateness of selected equipment, instrumentation and supplies.
    • Notifies RN of critical findings or changes following admission.
  • Supports cultural practices which do not harm others or interfere with plan of care regarding: Disposition of limb/body part, Blood transfusions.
  • Follows surgical hand scrub policy.
  • Follows surgical gowning/gloving policy.
  • Prepares surgical instrumentation, equipment, and supplies.
  • Follows surgical sponge, sharp, and instrument counts policy.
  • Drapes or assists with draping using a surgical conscience/principles of asepsis.
  • Passes surgical instrumentation, equipment, and supplies.
  • Follows policy for handling of specimens and cultures.
  • Minimizes talking and noise level in operating room.
  • Assists, as delegated, with providing for the patient’s physical comfort.
  • Assists, as delegated, with patient bed transfers/patient transport.
  • Assists as delegated, with direct patient care needs.
  • Practices life-saving support measures as needed.
  • Practices aseptic technique during setup of surgical procedure.
  • Maintains aseptic technique during intra-operative phase.
  • Recognizes and reports breaks in aseptic technique in self and others.
  • Selects and uses proper mode of sterilization for instruments and supplies.
  • Places sterile equipment/supplies in proper area before admission of patient to operating room.
  • Checks for package integrity before opening items.
  • Opens sterile items without contamination.
  • Pours solutions correctly.
  • Cleans and organizes instruments and equipment on an ongoing basis.
  • Handles contaminated material properly.
  • Maintains traffic patterns in operating room and department.
  • Monitors self and others in and out of sterile field.
  • Prepares and operates mechanical, electrical, and power equipment.
  • Removes and labels malfunctioning equipment and instruments; reports to appropriate person.
  • Uses preference cards to secure and replace patient care equipment and supplies.
  • Practices standard precautions, including no-touch technique, handling hazardous and contaminated materials properly, and correctly disposing of sharps.
  • Demonstrates cost-effective use of supplies and equipment.
  • Practices principles of sanitation following completion of a procedure.
  • Cleans and restocks room for next procedure and/or at the end of each day.
  • Physiological and psychological responses.
    • Prevention of infection.
    • Maintenance of skin integrity.
    • Prevention of injury from extraneous objects.
  • Identifies appropriate resources.
  • Delivers case – specific care to meet patient surgical needs.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal communication skills with staff and other health care team members (i.e., RN, physician, equipment tech., etc.).
  • Communicates accurate information/plan of care to team members (i.e., RN, physician, equipment tech., etc.).
  • Communicates with other team members concerning changes in patient condition with accurate/timely information to ensure continuity of patient care.

Qualifications

  • Requires Current Maryland in good standing as an Operating Room Technician and BLS-HCP.
  • At least six (6) months as a OR Tech and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Off shift positions require cardiac and trauma proficiency.
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