Assist surgical team during procedures which require the ability to stand for periods greater than 6 hours. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of aseptic technique and the ability to take corrective action for themselves and other team members when there is a break in technique. Demonstrate fine motor skills and eye hand coordination necessary to handle small intricate surgical instruments, supplies and specimens. Demonstrate the ability to provide complete, accurate communication to all members of the surgical team. Prepares and maintains sterile field throughout the surgical procedure. Provides assistance to the surgical team. This includes draping of the surgical site, and efficient and safe handling of all sharps and instruments. Maintains accurate count of all supplies, suture and sponge items on the sterile field. Orients new staff to the ORST role. Physical ability to push, pull, lift, and move 30 pounds. Additional Functions, Stocks room with supplies and equipment. Must have the ability to provide on-call coverage for specialty or general surgical procedures and respond to be on duty within 30 minutes or less. Following orientation, OR technician’s are expected to take call according to the On Call policy. EOE/AA
High School Diploma required.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Graduate of an accredited School of Surgical Technologists.
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