This job is responsible for assisting the Operating Room Team during operative procedures in accordance with internal standards and procedures. Work includes arranging and inventorying sterile set-up for operations, passing items as needed to the operating team, assisting in the preparation and moving of patients and in the clean-up of the operating room. An incumbent carries out assigned activities under direct supervision and direction of a qualified practitioner.
· Prepares the operative area of the patient, drapes sterile field and maintains an aseptic environment by practicing sterile technique throughout the surgical procedure (e.g. reports contamination of sterile field to the surgical team)· Passes instruments, sponges and sutures to surgeon and surgical assistants, counts needles, sponges, and instruments at appropriate intervals and identifies and monitors all medications. · Receives and handles surgical specimen as directed by surgeon.· Prepares the operating room for cases by setting up table, instruments and supplies according to type of case and assists with room turnover.· Institutes cleaning, reprocessing and storage of instruments and equipment Shift Requirements:Shift Length (in hours):8 - 12-hour shifts# Shifts/Week:3 - 5Overtime Required:? Infrequently ? Sometimes ? Often ? n/a (exempt position)Other Functions:· Assists in transfer and positioning of patients as directed by surgeon or circulating nurse.· Maintains compliance with all company policies, procedures and standards of conduct· Complies with HIPAA privacy and security requirements to maintain confidentiality at all times· Performs other duties as assigned
Education/Training:High school diploma. Graduation from an accredited Technical or Vocational Program or previous on the job training. Experience:One year experience in operating room as surgical technician or completion of clinical rotations at University of Louisville Hospital required. License/Certification:OR/Surgical Certification preferred. CPR certification required.