Odessa Regional Medical Center
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Surgical Tech Certified, OR, Shift Varies
at Odessa Regional Medical Center
Odessa Regional Medical Center was founded in 1975 by 14 obstetricians, pediatricians, and family practitioners as Odessa Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Through the years, the hospital grew and evolved into a full-service healthcare facility and the name was changed to Odessa Regional Hospital in 1995.
In June 2007, Odessa Regional Hospital purchased Alliance Hospital and changed its name to Odessa Regional Medical Center to reflect its larger campus and more comprehensive services. In 2015, ORMC acquired Basin Healthcare Center. The hospital has 225 beds and has approximately 250 physicians on staff and has over 700 employees.
Today, ORMC offers a wide spectrum of healthcare services, including advanced diagnostic imaging technology, emergency care, innovative surgical procedures, maternity care, comprehensive cardiac services and general medical care.
About the Shift:
6:30 - 4:00 Monday-Friday with Call. Full time with benefits
About the Position:
Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Ensures operating suite is adequately prepared for procedure. Monitor PAR level of all surgical instruments and supplies. Cleans and sterilizes all surgical instruments. Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities. Provides service to age range from Neonate to Geriatric.
Interacts professionally with patient and family.
Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance, as necessary.
Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
Adapts procedures to meet individual needs of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for treatment.
Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.
Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles specimens at all times.
Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for surgical procedures.
Accurately completes operating room counts (instruments, sponges, needles); follows proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; reports all discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon and/or corrects immediately.
Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments/procedures.
Maintains safe environment for patient, co-workers and self, per hospital policies and procedures.
Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.
Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy; closely observes patient with minimal disturbance.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Follows aseptic technique, when opening sterile supplies and setting up procedures.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Sets up, scrubs and prepares for procedures at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by Circulating RN or Nurse Manager.
Performs services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of Circulating RN.
Always maintains an orderly and sterile instrument table for the purpose of efficiency; follows department standard set up.
Anticipates needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.
Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case; restocks supplies, when necessary and organizes effectively for end-of-case clean up.
Is fully responsible for care of instruments/equipment during intra/postoperative phase, including cleaning and processing of instruments.
Follows written procedures for steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.
Consults with other staff members, when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure.
Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.
Completes documentation within shift and meets current standards, policies and procedures.
Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationship with co‘workers for the patient’s benefit
Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the Operating Room Technician’s scope of practice.
Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.
Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric, and general population. (See Performance Evaluation Age-Related Competency)