Operating Room Technician (Heart Room)
- Location: Hot Springs, AR
- Posted: Nov 6, 2018
The Operating Room Technician is directly responsible for the sterile set-up and maintenance of sterility of all assigned cases. The ORT must have knowledge of all equipment and instruments used in the operating room. The ORT must have knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as the types of surgical procedures to allow for the proper preparation and anticipation of the surgeon's needs before and during the case. The ORT must ensure that supplies are used in a cost-effective manner. He/she must promote teamwork with the OR staff and surgeons and project a positive unit and hospital image to contacts inside and outside the hospital.
The Operating Room Technician must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. A certificate of training is desired but not required.
The Operating Room Technician should have a certificate of training or past experience, but an inexperienced applicant will be considered at the discretion of the OR/PACU Director. Licensed Practical Nurses may also apply for this position. He/she must be readily adaptable to the changing physical demands of the unit. Must possess physical health to sufficiently meet those demands, which include: (1) ability to stand on feet for a minimum for four hours; (2) ability to lift, push or pull a minimum of 4o lbs.; (3) ability to use hands for gripping, precision piecework, i.e. thread suture/needle (must be able to use both hands equally); (4) must be able to use either foot for repetitive movements necessary with some equipment; (5) must meet sensory requirements of sight and be able to both speak English and understand non-verbal communication; (6) must be neat in appearance, dependable, and cooperative and have a sincere interest in his or her job. The position requires after hours work according to a rotational call schedule. The ORT must demonstrate overall knowledge and skills of human growth and development necessary for the range of treatment and care of patients appropriate to age as required for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Licenses & Certifications
Adv. Cardiac Life Support
Basic Cardiac Life Supp