Southern Illinois Healthcare

Certified Operating Room Technologist

Posted Date 2 months ago(2/7/2020 2:12 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Locations
Clinical & Technical
Position Type
Full Time
Weekend Requirement
Weekends as required
Operating Room


Responsible for preparing the operating room and patient for the procedure


  • Safety
    • Manages processes effectively in regard to employee/patient safety.
  • Record Keeping
    • Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, logs, files and other documents as required.
  • Process Improvement
    • Promotes a culture of process improvement by participating in unit/department based programs that supports the system’s process improvement goals.
    • Actively participates on system-wide or hospital-based teams as needed.
  • Role Specific Responsibilities
  • Assists in transportation and positioning of patients
  • Assists in assembling and dismantling of tables and instruments before and after procedure
  • Prepares patient and room for the planned surgical procedures.
  • Opens sterile supplies and sets up for procedures
  • Completes skin preparation and draping
  • Assist Surgeon with gowning and gloving
  • Assist surgeon by passing instruments and suture
  • Assists in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures, and sponges
  • Applies dressings and bandages as needed
  • Assists in identifying, collecting, and caring for specimens.
  • Decontaminates instruments (point of use cleaning), supplies and equipment according to established policies and procedures; handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately
  • Aids in the efficient turnover of the operating room for next cases
  • Monitors and restocks supplies
  • Head of Service responsibilities – Specialty Leader: Demonstrates clinical expertise in service line and stays current with knowledge in new technology
  • Head of Service responsibilities – Specialty Leader: Functions as a clinical resource for staff
  • Head of Service responsibilities – Specialty Leader: Assures implants and equipment are available prior to the procedure
  • Head of Service responsibilities – Specialty Leader: Reviews future schedule (10 days) for needs each day
  • Head of Service responsibilities – Specialty Leader: Maintains preference cards for surgeons specific to service line
  • Head of Service responsibilities – Specialty Leader: Works with instrument coordinator, material management, and SPD to maintain instrumentation and supplies
  • Head of Service responsibilities – Specialty Leader: Communicates with surgeons to assess needs on and ongoing fashion



  • High School diploma or equivalent

Licenses and Certification

  • Certified: Successfully pass the Certified Surgical Technologist exam through NBSTSA or NCCT
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate


Experience and Skills

  • Technical Experience: Six months of experience preferred.


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