Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, participates as a member of the multidisciplinary surgical team to assist with operating room set-up, intraoperative patient care including retractor holding, and room turn-over to enable efficient use of operating room scheduling time in accordance with the Standards of Care at AAMC.
Provides patient care during the intra-operative phase of the surgery using physician preference cards and organizing and prioritizing care activities based on the patient and/or environmental changes.
Performs the following surgical skills: Opening surgical supplies, gowning and gloving all members of the surgical team, basic positioning of the patient, retractor holding, between case cleaning, terminal cleaning of the ORs and surgical suite, performs operating room tasks as directed.
Will assist EVS with room turn-over to maintain targeted room turnover between surgical cases in assigned room.
Prepares operating rooms for use: damp mops and dusts all horizontal surfaces before the first case of the day, anticipates and provides needed equipment for surgical cases, i.e. positioning devices, light sources, towers, tanks, fluids, etc.
Understands and is able to demonstrate aseptic technique, is able to identify breaks in aseptic technique, and is able to demonstrate corrective actions if aseptic technique is compromised
Required Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Required Minimum Experience: N/A
Preferred: One year previous experience as a surgical patient care technician.
Required License / Certifications: CPR – American Heart Association Healthcare Provider
There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.