Surgical Technologist (OR Tech) - Full Time - Riverton Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare
6d ago

Job Description :

The OR Tech I performs various duties as a member of the surgical team to ensure a safe and successful operative procedure.

This position functions under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and directly reports to Surgical Services management.

It is expected that the ORT I will support system wide and surgical operations initiatives and practices. In addition, this person will actively participate in the surgical operations safety plan as outlined.

Job Description

It is expected that the ORT will support system wide and surgical operations initiatives and practices. In addition, this person will actively participate in the surgical operations safety plan as outlined.

The ORT has accountability for ensuring the operating room and all surgical items meet sterilization criteria. This person maintains the sterile field and a safe environment.

The tech recognizes and addresses sharps and fire safety processes. The ORT prepares the operating room and instruments for the surgical procedure.

The ORT may assist with sterile processing. This tech will assist the surgeon(s) during the procedure but stays within the ORT scope of practice.

The ORT is able to identify emergency situations and exercise judgement when implementing procedures to respond to emergencies.

On completion of the procedure, the tech will assist with room turnover, cleaning, and prepare for the next procedure.

The ORT has a pathway opportunity identified for advancement to ORT II and ORT III.

Job Essentials

Ensures room and all surgical items meet sterilization criteria.

Maintains sterile field and safe environment.

Prepares room and instruments for surgical procedure.

Assists the surgical staff during the procedure, within the scope of practice.

After procedure, cleans room and prepares for next procedure.

Identifies emergency situations and exercises judgment when implementing procedures to respond to emergencies.

Posting Specifics

OR Tech I Entry Rate : $21.81 or more depending on experience

OR Tech II Entry Rate : $23.99 or more, depending on experience

OR Tech III Entry Rate : $26.40 or more depending on experience

Benefits Eligible : Yes

Shift Details : Full Time - 40 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers.

Completion of an accredited Operating Room Technician program (ORT)

Or graduated from a non-accredited surgical tech program within the past six months, but not currently eligible to sit for Tech in Surgery exam (NCCT)

Or two years of scrub tech experience in hospital or military surgical services within the last three years.

Or hired into a role specifically for on the job training in a rural hospital.

Or International training equivalent and legally authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

Active National Certification as an OR Tech in Surgery or Certified Surgical Technologist. Certification is expected within the timeframe outlined below.

Certification is required after hire as follows :

Surgical Technologists who graduated from an accredited program must certify within one year of hire (may use either NBSTSA or NCCT certification).

Surgical Technologists who have graduated from non-accredited programs or completed on-the-job or military training, need to certify as soon as possible.

This can be done upon graduation or, according to the NCCT requirements, take beyond one year in order to meet worked hours (>

6000) and case tracking requirements. Managers will need to meet with new hires and determine certification course, projected certification window, and track progress

Physical Requirements :

Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, sterile indicator tags, colors, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.

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  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.

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  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment and instruments with precision and accuracy.

    This includes computer use and typing for documentation, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.

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  • Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment.

    Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.

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  • Need to walk and assist with transporting / ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing / pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items.

    Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).

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  • May be expected to stand in a stationary position with personal protective equipment for an extended period of time.

    Location : Riverton Hospital

    Work City : Riverton

    Work State : Utah


    Scheduled Weekly Hours :

    The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

    $21.81 - $32.70

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