Southern Illinois Healthcare

Certified Operating Room Technologist

Posted Date 5 months ago(7/21/2020 12:08 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
        • Leader: Demonstrates clinical expertise in service line and stays current with knowledge in new technology
        • Leader: Functions as a clinical resource for staff
        • Leader: Assures implants and equipment are available prior to the procedure
        • Leader: Reviews future schedule (10 days) for needs each day
        • Leader: Maintains preference cards for surgeons specific to service line
        • Leader: Works with instrument coordinator, material management, and SPD to maintain instrumentation and supplies
        • Leader: Communicates with surgeons to assess needs on and ongoing fashion



  • High School diploma or equivalent

Licenses and Certification

  • Non-Certified: Graduate of OR technician program, accredited through ARC/STSA or on the job training; military experience as technician or LPN; dental assistant; ophthalmologist technician; medical assistant. All on the job training or military must show evidence of training by training facility, physician in charge or military command officer.
  • Certified: Successfully pass the Certified Surgical Technologist exam through NBSTSA or NCCT
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate


Experience and Skills

  • Technical Experience: 6 months or specialized training for non-certified or on the job and military training


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