Position will meet the operational needs of the surgery patient by organizing, receiving and properly storing and delivering surgical instruments, consumable supplies and equipment to the OR Suites quickly and accurately. Position will support an integrated, virtual SPD/ Sterile Core/ Materials Management function in the operating room. Functions in the OR setting under the direct supervision of the OR RN clinical manager(s). Anticipates the surgeons needs and expedites the procedure. Competent and applies specialized experience in various surgical procedures, aseptic technique, flash sterilization and knowledge of supplies and instrumentation. Familiar with and utilizes the surgeons preferences and written routines. Checks and assures the operative suite and equipment meet standards of care. Able to identify broken and/or malfunctioning/dull instrumentation and properly tags these instruments for repair. Maintains inventory & procurement systems as developed and directed by Materials Management and Perioperative Services. Is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environment, (damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors, incorrect counts or medication errors. Ability to flash sterilize instruments to meet the needs of the Operating Room, log the flash cycle, and keep the flash records neat and in working order. Ability to track and keep par levels for OR specific items as well as PBDS packs needed in the Operating Room.
Job Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. Either a graduate of an accredited surgical technician program required with proof of completion or trained as surgical technician in the armed forces or other acceptable method (i.e. LPN with competency based training). Minimum of two years current experience in a hospital setting preferred (operating room). Certification and enrollment in a professional organization desired.