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OR Technician

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary This position functions under the direction of the OR staff in accordance with specified hospital methods, techniques, and standards. The operating room technician stocks the operating room suite, scrub basin preparatory, area and equipment needed to perform operating room cases. Knowledge in sterile technique, sterilization methods, and cleaning of instruments, supplies, etc. as well as performing preparing, cleaning, sterilization, of instruments, scopes, equipment, etc. to perform surgical procedures in the operating room. This position works with the operating room team to help transport what is needed to the operating room suite to provide the team with stock, equipment, essentials to perform the procedure.

(30%)* Provides for sanitation of OR rooms after each case and maintains cleanliness of work areas and scrub sinks. (30%)* Stocks work areas and OR rooms with sanitation supplies, linens, solutions, and specimen containers. (25%)* Provides transport services for items and occasional patients between the OR and other departments. (15%)* Has a knowledge base of flexible scope reprocessing, handling trays of sterile instruments and sterile packages through training and competency. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Relays materials through the case cart system and tube system to the OR rooms, in a timely manner. In the performance of the regular job duties, it is appropriate for this job code to have access to the supply room for the purpose of stocking. Process instruments and equipment not sent to the Sterile Processing Department. Carries phone to communicate and answers appropriately. Ability to handle multiple tasks, gets along well with others, and work independently in a positive manner. Remains alert in recognizing signs of distress in patients during transfer. Receives assignments by communicating with the OR front desk and communicates with the circulating nurse of the rooms assigned. Miscellaneous duties as assigned. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: Sterile Processing Certification required within two years of employment as an Operating Room Technician (ORT). Incumbents as of 4/1/18 who have been in the ORT position for one full year must obtain the certification within one year of signing this job description with this new requirement. Knowledge of basic medical terminology and abbreviations necessary to understand information and instructions. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Knowledge of basic nursing care principles, standards, isolation, and sterile techniques preferred. Medical Terminology; college courses preferred. Patient Care Tech experience preferred. Sterile Processing experience preferred. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , OR Technician, Professions , Midland, Michigan

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