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Operating Room Technician-Cardiac

Company: Mount Auburn Hospital
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrates skill in preparing for assigned surgical procedures:

a. Consults with team members to identify individual patient needs

  1. Utilizes physician preference cards to check case carts and obtain appropriate instruments, equipment, suture and supplies

  2. Utilizes available resources (e.g., experienced personnel, policy/procedure manuals, texts) to prepare for assignments

  3. Demonstrates resourcefulness when procedures are unusual or unfamiliar

  4. Collaborates with team members to improve/update preference cards or other resource information

  5. Prepares case set-up within acceptable timeframe

  6. Scrubs, gowns, and gloves according to procedure

  7. Maintains strict aseptic technique

  8. Prioritizes set-up

  9. Completes set-up according to accepted standards; i.e., neat, organized, accurate

  10. Conserves supplies and equipment

  11. Demonstrates skill in performing intraoperative scrub responsibilities:

a. Maintains strict aseptic technique throughout procedure

  1. Assists with appropriate prepping and draping according to procedure

  2. Maintains organized back table

  3. Anticipates needs of surgical team

  4. Demonstrates skill in proper handling of instruments

  5. Consistently focuses attention on the surgical procedure

  6. Communicates with team to promote smooth progression of procedure

  7. Performs counts according to MAH policy/procedure

  8. Practices and promotes electro-surgical safety: adheres to policy/procedure

  9. Gives thorough, concise report at change of shift or whenever relieved from surgical procedure

  10. Conserves supplies and equipment: respects cost, environmental waste and patient/personnel safety

  11. Respects patient's privacy

  12. Performs the scrub role for the following procedures representative of MAH Surgical Services case types:

a. Vascular: - Fem-pop bypass - AAA - Carotid - A-V Fistula - Vein ligations

b. Neuro: - Lumbar laminectomy - Cervical laminectomy - Craniotomy - Burr holes - V-P shunt

c. Plastic/Hand: - Mini- fragment set - External fixation - Microscope - Breast reduction - Implants - ORIF

d. Gyn: - Laparoscopy - Ectopic - Ovarian cystectomy, oophorectomy - D&E equipment - Hysteroscopy

e. ENT: - Tracheostomy - Nasal Bleeds - Sinus endoscopy - Mastoidectomy - Stapedectomy - Laryngoscopy - Tonsillectomy - Myringotomy/tubes

f. Ortho: - Richards hip - ODC - A/O Synthes - Arthroscopy - ORIF

g. GU: - Lithotripsy: electrohydrolic, ultrasonic - Cysto, Retrogrades, TUR, continuous flow - Ureteroscope, stents - Radical prostatectomy - Circumcision - Vasectomy

h. General: - Lap Chole - Bowel resection - Organ harvest - Breast surgery - Hernia repair - Port-a-cath

i. Cardiothoracic: - Bronchoscopy - Thoracoscopy - Thoracotomy - Pacemaker - Assists in preparing for CABG, MVR - Scrubs to hold heart - Identifies/reviews location of supplies

j. Ophthalmology: - Cataract - Entropion repair - R&R k. Podiatry



  1. Graduate of an Operating room Technician Program, or equivalent preparation.

  2. One year of Operating Room experience preferred.

  3. C.O.R.T.(National Certification) preferred.

  4. Good interpersonal skills

Keywords: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge , Operating Room Technician-Cardiac, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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