The Operating Room Assistant Technician assists the surgical team during operating procedures under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
The Assistant Technician provides direct patient care as a retractor/heart holder person during surgery. Duties include arranging sterile set up, adjusting lights, cleaning operating room, and skin preparation prior to surgery under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Technician also assists with moving and positioning the patient as directed by the surgical registered nurse and transporting patients and equipment.
The Assistant technician is responsible for assisting patients with personal care needs and participates in the plan of care. The Assistant technician regularly communicates observations and data collection to the Clinical Associate. This position also collects test specimens as directed according to established procedures and documents patient care activities consistent with data collection and the test performed.
The Associate assists customers in a friendly, prompt, caring manner, always maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and respect. This position works as part of the care team to meet the needs of the customer and to support team objectives, assisting other team members when necessary.
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. Successful completion of surgical technician assistant program administered by ARMC.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: BLS certification required.
EXPERIENCE: 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.
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 to the Clinical Manager of the Operating Room.
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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