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OR Tech

Category:

Surgery

Department:

Surgery

Status:

Part Time with benefits

Description:

Summary

Surgical technologist, also called “scrubs” or “operating room technicians,” assist in surgeries under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. Surgical technologists are members of operating room teams, which most commonly include surgeons, anesthesiologists and circulating nurses.

Before an operation, surgical technologist help prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions. They assemble both sterile and non -sterile equipment and ensure it’s working properly.

They transport patients to the operating room, help position them on the operating table and cover them with sterile surgical drapes. Technologists also assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.

During surgery, technologists pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgical assistants. They may hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies and instruments. Surgical technologists help prepare, care for and dispose of specimens taken for laboratory analysis, and assist in applying dressings.

Surgical technologists operate decontamination equipment, sterilizers, lights or suction machines, and assist with diagnostic equipment. Surgical technologists may help transfer patients to the recovery room following surgery and clean and restock the operating room. Surgical technologists are responsible for the sterile processing of instruments and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Certificate or associates degree in surgical technology. Minimum 6 months experience as a Certified Scrub Tech preferred.

Salary Range:

$17.61-25.54

Closing:

Open until filled

Contact information:

Stacy Torgerson, Employment Specialist
10 Kruger Road / PO Box 768
Plains, MT 59859
Phone: 406.826.4982
Fax: 406.826.4992
Email: storgerson@cfvh.org

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