OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN (RPT)
Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves para-professional duties in preparing, equipping and maintaining a hospital operating room and assisting a surgical team in conducting operations. The incumbent performs a variety of duties directly related to the preparation for and conduct of surgical operations and post-operative cleanup of operating room areas. Ensures that the operating room environment is safe, equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Work is performed under the direct supervision of higher ranking professional nursing and medical staff. Does related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Prepares operating room with necessary sterile supplies and equipment; Assists in transporting patients to operating room; Assists in preparation of operative area of patient and in positioning patient; Assembles and prepares specialized equipment for surgical procedures, i.e. implants or devises; Assists surgical team by passing instruments, sponges and sutures during surgical procedure and counts number used during operation; Assists in educating the surgical team regarding new products and procedures; Adjusts lights and other equipment as directed; Receives, prepares and identifies all medications on a sterile field before passing to surgeon; Cares for and delivers operative specimens to laboratory; Assists other team members in moving patient to recovery room; Assists in clean-up of operating area, gathers instruments for sterilization, disposes of used linen, gloves, utensils, equipment and waste; Assists team members, as needed, during the recovery phase of the patient; Prepares appropriate records. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of operating room instruments, procedures and equipment and their relation to medical and surgical practice; Good knowledge of medical terminology used in operating rooms; Good knowledge of specialized equipment and instruments needed for specific procedures, and ability to prepare these; Ability to understand and carry out exactly detailed oral and written instructions; Ability to prepare written records; Ability to work with and gain trust and confidence of patients; Emotional maturity; Tact; Dependability; Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and, either: a) Completion of an approved operating room technical training course, or b) One (1) year of experience preparing operating rooms and assisting surgical teams. NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirement.
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