Operating Room Technician in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 6/10/2022

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Job Description


Reporting to a Nurse Manager and working under direct supervision the Surgical Tech Cert assists with surgical procedures as a scrub member of the surgical team. Prepares instruments and supplies and maintains a clean and safe environment.


1. Proceeds to assigned operating room on time.

2. Ensures the presence of all instruments, equipment and supplies necessary for surgical procedure in accordance with doctors’ preference and established standards. In conjunction with the circulating nurse, completes scrubbing and begins set up before the patient arrives in room, inspects all instrument trays to ensure they include the required items and prepares for procedures by arranging instruments, sutures and linen in proper order.

3. Assists the surgeon as a scrubbed assistant according to prescribed standards. Passes instruments, sutures and sponges according to the doctor’s request and in anticipation of needs, assists the circulating nurse in maintaining an accurate count of sponges, instruments and sharps and other articles ensuring that all are accounted for during the following procedures. Assists the physician with procedure as directed.

4. Utilizes strict aseptic techniques in all appropriate situations and monitors the use of such by other personnel.

5. Assists in the transportation and positioning of patients when necessary.

6. Provides for the care and labeling of surgical specimens in conjunction with a professional nurse.

7. Returns soiled instruments to the SPD for cleaning and sterilizing. Returns unused sterile supplies to the SPD and unsterile supplies to proper place.

8. Assists in the orientation and development of other staff members. Functions as a preceptor when appropriate.

9. Evaluates the environmental safety and provides an environment that is safe based on the age and developmental status of the patient.

10. Conforms to the established Standards of Behavior

11. Other duties as assigned


1. Completion of a High School Diploma.

2. One (1) to three (3) months of on-the-job experience in order to acquire a working knowledge of surgical procedures to acquire a thorough knowledge of aseptic technique as well as develop the skills necessary to properly coordinate instruments and supplies during operations.

3. Completion of an O.R.T. program at an accredited college.

4. Current certification in Operating Room Technology.

5. Current CPR certification.

6. The ability necessary to assist surgeons according to the hospital’s policy.

7. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients, physicians and other nursing staff personnel.

8. The ability to keep all patient information confidential.

9. The ability to assist with transporting patients and equipment if necessary.