The Operating Room Technician assists the surgical team during surgical and/or invasive procedures under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
The Technician provides direct patient care as a scrub/instrument person during surgery. Duties include arranging the operating room for surgical procedures by ensuring that surgical equipment is functioning properly. The technician prepares and maintains the sterile field by preparing sterile supplies, instruments, and equipment through use of proper aseptic technique. The Technician anticipates the needs of the surgical team based on knowledge of human anatomy and pathophysiology related to the intended surgical procedure and assists with moving and positioning the patient as directed by the perioperative 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 required. Completion of surgical technology program that is accredited required. Completes 15 hours of continuing education to remain certified in NJ
Specialty Experience Advanced Certification Required Certification
Surgery Center 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. Must meet one of the following criteria:
- Completion of surgical technology program that is accredited and is able to hold and maintain a certified Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification
- Has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the Military of the United States
- Provided evidence that they were employed to practice surgical technology prior to August of 2012
- Is actively in the service of the US government as a surgical technologist
BLSHCP certification required upon date of hire or transfer Certified Surgical Technologist by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
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, blood-borne 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.
This position reports department leadership.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
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