OR Technician Job - Colton, CA

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SUMMARY
The Surgical Technician prepares supplies, equipment and instrumentation for each surgery performed in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). The Surgical Technician will assist the physician with the maintenance of the sterile field and all supplies for each surgery. These individuals also assist the Nurse Manager in the maintenance of supply inventory.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Gathers needed procedure appropriate supplies for each surgery.
  2. Opens surgical supplies, sets up sterile field and maintains sterile field using aseptic technique. Identifies any break in sterile technique.
  3. Anticipates the surgeons needs and requests appropriate supplies prior to their immediate need.
  4. Updates surgeon preference cards as needed.
  5. Reports missing or malfunctioning equipment and instruments to the OR Manager in a timely manner.
  6. Operates equipment required to perform job in a safe and efficient manner.
  7. Performs sharp and sponge counts with the RN & or Circulator according to policy.
  8. Disposes of sharps and hazardous materials according to policy and utilizes PPE.
  9. Washes and reprocesses instrumentation according to established standards and ASC policy.
  10. Organizes storage area for instruments and supplies under the direction of the OR Manager.
  11. Labels medication on the sterile field.  Accounts for and verifies amounts, reporting totals to both the surgeon and Anesthesiologist.
  12. Maintains knowledge of commonly used local anesthetics, antibiotics, and topical hemostats.
  13. Assist OR staff as directed with physician orders according to patient needs.
  14. Assists in initial Operating Room (OR) set up, including wiping down all flat surfaces and assists in initial decontamination room set up.
  15. Cleans OR with appropriate disinfecting agents.
  16. Assists in end of day clean up procedures.
  17. Participates in staff meetings and in-services, accurately maintaining education file.
  18. Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
 
JOB QUALIFICATIONS To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.  The requirements below 
are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. 
 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Completion of an accredited Surgical Technician program preferred.  
Minimum of one year of experience as a Surgical Technician. Ophthalmology experience strongly preferred.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current BCLS certification required or must be obtained within the first 60 days of employment. Surgical Technician certification is strongly preferred.
SUMMARY
The Surgical Technician prepares supplies, equipment and instrumentation for each surgery performed in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). The Surgical Technician will assist the physician with the maintenance of the sterile field and all supplies for each surgery. These individuals also assist the Nurse Manager in the maintenance of supply inventory.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Gathers needed procedure appropriate supplies for each surgery.
  2. Opens surgical supplies, sets up sterile field and maintains sterile field using aseptic technique. Identifies any break in sterile technique.
  3. Anticipates the surgeons needs and requests appropriate supplies prior to their immediate need.
  4. Updates surgeon preference cards as needed.
  5. Reports missing or malfunctioning equipment and instruments to the OR Manager in a timely manner.
  6. Operates equipment required to perform job in a safe and efficient manner.
  7. Performs sharp and sponge counts with the RN & or Circulator according to policy.
  8. Disposes of sharps and hazardous materials according to policy and utilizes PPE.
  9. Washes and reprocesses instrumentation according to established standards and ASC policy.
  10. Organizes storage area for instruments and supplies under the direction of the OR Manager.
  11. Labels medication on the sterile field.  Accounts for and verifies amounts, reporting totals to both the surgeon and Anesthesiologist.
  12. Maintains knowledge of commonly used local anesthetics, antibiotics, and topical hemostats.
  13. Assist OR staff as directed with physician orders according to patient needs.
  14. Assists in initial Operating Room (OR) set up, including wiping down all flat surfaces and assists in initial decontamination room set up.
  15. Cleans OR with appropriate disinfecting agents.
  16. Assists in end of day clean up procedures.
  17. Participates in staff meetings and in-services, accurately maintaining education file.
  18. Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
 
JOB QUALIFICATIONS To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.  The requirements below 
are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. 
 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Completion of an accredited Surgical Technician program preferred.  
Minimum of one year of experience as a Surgical Technician. Ophthalmology experience strongly preferred.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current BCLS certification required or must be obtained within the first 60 days of employment. Surgical Technician certification is strongly preferred.
 
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