OR Technician

Summary:
The OR technician reports to the Professional Nurse and performs a variety of technical and patient care functions that provide assistance to the Perioperative Nurse and Surgical Team in planning and implementing operation room activities. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patients.

 

Responsibilities:
Assists the perioperative nurse anesthesiologist and surgeon in various duties related to patient care including; correctly positioning patients and maintaining proper body alignment in all surgical specialties.



Transports patients to and from the Operating Room Post anesthesia Care Unit and SurgiCenter utilizing various methods of disposition and assuring safe conditions when I.V. therapy and oxygen therapy is utilized within established policies and procedures.



Assists the Perioperative Nurse to maintain the safety of all patients when restraint application is necessary during anesthesia induction positioning intraoperatively and post anesthesia recovery according to policies and procedures.



Provides orthopedic traction setup (Buck and Balance Suspension) according to physician�s order and assists orthopedic surgeons in applying and removing casts.



Performs pre-operative and pre-cardiac catheterization skin preparations according to policies and procedures and reports patient outcome to Perioperative Nurse.



Inspects and decontaminates all operating room furniture and lights when necessary and ensures operating room suite readiness for sterile supplies according to policies and procedures.



Ensures procurement of supplies and equipment on a daily basis from and to the Operating Room Central Sterile Reprocessing and Surgicenter for scheduled and emergency surgery.



Assists in the selection and preparation of operating room set-ups for a daily surgical schedule ensuring aseptic technique is maintained.



Orders and changes various gas cylinders for Operating Room Post Anesthesia Care Unit and SurgiCenter according to the departments request.



Provides all necessary equipment for Orthopedics and Neurology for positioning patients and completing x-ray procedures.



Maintains quality assurance safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies procedures and objectives.



Performs other related duties as required. Performs all essential functions with consideration of the age-specific needs of the geriatric adult and adolescent patient. Fosters patient and family centered care and Nursing services in accordance with the Lifespan and The Miriam Hospital�s mission vision values with consideration of the life span including all developmental stages as well as cultural patterns.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

High school graduate or equivalent.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

Six months patient care experience in an acute patient care/operating room or surgicenter environment preferred.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Healthcare environment such as acute care hospitals physicians� offices and ancillary healthcare enterprises.



Works with medical equipment and has direct patient contact.



Any potential hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions including use safety equipment and protective clothing.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Part Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union