Operating Room Core Technician

Eisenhower Medical Center Rancho Mirage , CA 92270

Posted 3 months ago

  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position. * The position is responsible for performing support activities for the surgical team in the care of the surgical patient. * Reports to * Director of Perioperative Services * Supervises * None * Ages of Patients * Pediatric * Adolescent * Adult * Geriatric * Blood Borne Pathogens * Moderate Potential * Qualifications * Education * Required: High School Diploma * Preferred: Successful completion of Surgical Technologist Program, or Associate of Science degree with a major in natural sciences *
    Licensure/Certification * Required:
    American Heart Association BLS* Preferred: Certified Surgical Technologist * Experience * Preferred: One (1) year in the Operating Room or Sterile Processing, or experience working in materials management or direct patient care * Essential Responsibilities * Coordinates and delivers complete case carts to OR suites for patient procedures * Delivers supplies and instruments to OR suites * Provides orientation and competencies related to sterile core activities * Checks case carts in a timely manner for readiness and completeness * Assists with inventory counts and supply outdates * Reads, understands, and assists in updating preference cards * Picks sterile supplies, suture, and instruments stored in core * Keeps sterile storage in center core in good working order * Assists in keeping the core survey-ready at all times * Assists in keeping the core survey-ready at all times * Works with MSC in maintaining accurate supply PAR levels * Works directly with CSP Techs assigned to case picking * Works directly with CSP Supervisor to facilitate items needing turn-over for to-follow cases * Works directly with the surgical team through collaboration to achieve safe efficient patient care * Responsible for coordinating early release of instruments in the event of an emergency * Transports patients, supplies, specimens, blood and equipment as requested * Assists in pre-op patient readiness to include but not limited to patient prep and clip * Assists in holding patient extremities for surgical preparations as directed * Ensures positioning devices are available in the appropriate rooms for cases * Completes errands and relays messages as directed * Properly handles and transports surgical specimens as directed * Performs turnover duties between cases in collaboration with the housekeeper, to include cleaning medical equipment following manufacturer IFUs * Assists nursing team by opening sterile supplies as directed * Demonstrates proper aseptic technique * Ensures appropriate equipment is placed in rooms in preparation for surgical cases * Obtains necessary equipment and positioning aids for scheduled cases * Participates in hospital safety programs * Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures * Maintains patient and medical staff confidentiality as well as HIPAA compliance * Restocks warmers, rotates fluids and checks expiration dates * Contributes to maximum efficiency of the surgical schedule by facilitating on-time case starts and efficient, timely turnovers * Properly handles and disposes of sharps, biohazardous waste, regular trash and contaminated linens * Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations * Performs other duties as assigned
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