Works independently or in collaboration with other staff as directed to ensure required supplies, instruments, positioning devices and equipment is available for all assigned procedures. Utilizes preference cards to effectively assure essential supplies and equipment are available as needed.
Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills, maintains patient confidentiality and interacts with all internal and external customers in a professional and courteous demeanor. Speaks positively to and about co-workers and the organization. Acceptance of constructive criticism.
Adheres to all hospital and departmental safety initiatives and policies including but not limited to Universal Protocol, Universal precautions, bio hazardous waste management, waste stream management, sponge/ instrument counts, surgical specimen management, and patient transfer techniques. Maintains a clean, orderly work environment.
Demonstrates competency in all procedures within scope of practice and training as appropriate to all patient populations served. Competency includes use and applications of appropriate routine and specialty instruments, room preparations, equipment selection and positioning devices, aseptic technique and sterilization methods.
Demonstrates flexibility and understanding of assigned work duties. Adapts to changes in assigns duties by prioritizing appropriately. Proactively assists others with minimal supervision.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique in accordance with AORN recommended standards.
Assists with appropriate preparation of instruments and equipment for decontamination or terminal sterilization as requested
Verifies exposure to sterilization and integrity of sterile packaging. Opens supplies aseptically.
Establishes and maintains a sterile field for each surgical procedure.
Adheres to all surgical count policies, medication administration policy
Responsible for maintaining the Birth Care Operating Room(s)
Cleaning and monitoring of instruments used in surgery
Transport of clean instruments from Birth Care to Central Processing for sterilization
Restocking of Operating Room(s)
Maintaining preference cards for individual surgeons
Monitors supplies for operating rooms
Monitor temperature, humidity, and air flow exchanges in the Operating Rooms and record on the maintenance log sheet, per department process.
Report OR temp/humidity deficits to charge nurse noted on reading the levels &/or deficits reported via engineering. Contact engineering for deficits.
Reporting of any equipment within the OR’s that is not working
Set up of the Operating Room for surgery
Scrubbing for all surgical procedure
Responsible for assisting at vaginal deliveries
Set up of sterile table
Plug in all equipment and ensure the room labor room is stocked when setting up for a laboring patient
When available, attend delivery to be able to obtain special needs of care provider
Clean up of room following delivery, i.e. sterile instruments, trash, linen etc.
Restocking of case carts and warmers
Assisting with circumcision
Set up for circumcision
Clean up post circumcision
Maintenance of physician preference list for circumcisions
Successful completion of an accredited school for Surgical Technology required.
Certification in Surgical Technology required if greater than one (1) year from graduation.
Certification within one (1) year of hire date for new graduates.
The obstetrical technologist is a member of the obstetrical healthcare team and provides surgical technical support to the surgeon and registered nurse in the operating room setting. This position assists in the preparation of supplies and equipment for surgical procedures and provides the appropriate instrumentation necessary for the surgeon to perform these procedures. The surgical technologist is responsible to maintain current knowledge of trends in the operating room, including new products, procedures and physician techniques.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.