Operating Room Technician

  • Location: Hattiesburg, MS
  • Posted: Jul 9, 2019

Job Description

The Operating Room Technician is directly accountable to theOperating Patient Care Manager and accepts assignments as made by the Specialty Coordinator and adjusted by the Patient Care Coordinator daily. The primary functions of the job include:
Assisting with preparation of the operating room for surgery.
Obtaining necessary equipment and supplies as needed.
Participate in the timeout on every case.
Functions within the sterile field by running the instruments or assisting the surgeon.
Performs the instrument, sponge, and sharps counts according to the policy.
Assisting with the after care of equipment and supplies.
Maintains all HealthStream assignment prior to deadlines.
Participates in all competencies planned for the job role prior to deadlines.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements.

Performance Expectations:
Performance expectations will be covered in the orientation phase.
Demonstrates the aptitude to work in all subspecialties of the Operating Room by both running instruments and/or assisting the surgeon.
Demonstrates the knowledge of all types of OR sterile equipment, i.e.; electrocautery, bipolar, microscopes, debrides, drills, retractors.
Demonstrates the ability to comply with policy as it relates to specimen handling, surgical counts, and safety precautions in the sterile field.
Demonstrates the ability to drape the patient using the strictest of sterile technique.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize breaks in technique in him/herself and other members of the sterile team and correct appropriately.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Uses "We Care" philosophy in dealing with all customers daily.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduation from a Surgical Technician accredited program required.

Work Experience:
Experience as an operating room technician preferred.

None required.

Mental Demands:
Ability to perform as a team member, cooperate with others, follow directions precisely, demonstrate initiative, set priorities, and function under stress.

Employment Type

  • PRN

Forrest Health

6051 Hwy 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Opened: 1952

Phone: (601) 288-7000

Fax: (601) 288-7000

Web: http://www.forrestgeneral.com