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JOB SUMMARY Performs as a member of the Operating Room team, in technical
capacities of scrubbing on Neuro surgical cases with the Chicago Back
Institute physicians. Assists the Registered Nurse circulator, and acts as a
resource person for the instrument aid and Operating Room service orderlies.
RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Functions * Demonstrates a commitment
to the mission of Swedish Covenant Hospital and demonstrates a service
orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the Hospital.
1. Prepares the operating room for assigned surgical procedure. 2.
Intraoperatively assists the operating room team, according to policy. 3.
Provides patient safety at all times. 4. Preserves all specimens
according to policy. 5. Assists with post-procedure routine and
reprocessing of instrumentation. 6. Assists in the orientation of new
personnel. 7. Takes on-call” rotation as assigned with a registered
nurse. 8. Ensures the proper handling and care of surgical
instrumentation and equipment. 9. Assists specialty registered nurse
in the organization and reordering of supplies, as assigned by
Managing PA. 10. Attends in-services, maintains skills and seeks to
increase knowledge base. Attends staff meetings. Other
Functions 11. Assists the central supply technicians as necessary to
ensure all trays and implants are prepared for the scheduled cases.
12. Assists in cleaning/restocking of the Operating Room suites as
needed. PATIENT CARE/AGE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Patients vary in age from pediatric to geriatric. Responsible to meet the
needs of the pediatric to geriatric patient. QUALIFICATION/BASIC JOB
REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of a course for Operating Room
Technicians with a Certification or Operating Room Technician certification
through the examination. One year Operating Room experience preferred.
Alertness, good communication skills, technical skill with surgical
procedures, able to perform as a team member, learns quickly, follow
directions, and good organizational skills. Accuracy in all procedural
aspects. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Operating Room Technician Certification
required Current CPR card MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY N/A INTERNAL AND
EXTERNAL CONTACTS Patients Patients’ family and visitors Physicians Nursing
staff Ancillary staff members ENVIRONMENT • On feet the major
portion of the day. Lifting of heavy trays. Able to work hours as indicated by
surgical schedule. Retracting/holding instrumentation for long periods of
time. Noise of equipment. Lifting of patients, positioning of patients,
pushing carts. Exposure to blood/body fluids or air-borne disease. Exposure to
cleaning chemicals. ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION Name,
Demographic & Service Specific Clinical (i.e. clinical information specific to
the department) Computer system access is assigned based on manager’s access
level request and on the minimum necessary as described in this job
description. Approval for level of access is given by the system
administrator or manager of the department that has ownership of
system/module. See Computer System Access Controls Policy. The above
statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended
to be as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills
required of personnel so classified.