Operating Room Job Description

Operating Room Job Description

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Operating room provides technical scrub skills in the operating room during surgical procedures and assists surgical team as needed in any other capacity, according to established procedures.

Operating Room Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Conducting pre-op, intra-op and post-op surgical counts according to AORN standards and maintaining the integrity of the surgical field during procedures
Scrubbing and assisting for procedures
Performs inventory replacement procedures to ensure all instrumentation is in O.R
Knowledge and understanding of a variety of OR procedures' surgical instruments (including working parts and proper inspection)
Develop and implement Operating Room nursing policies and procedures which enhance/improve the practice of nursing care in the Operating Room and are consistent with AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) practices
Under the direction of the professional registered nurse, assists in the care, preparation, and maintenance of sterile and unsterile supplies and equipment for the use during the surgical procedures
Under the direct supervision of the registered nurse, functions as the scrub technician on surgical procedures of varying type and complexity
Participate in nursing committees
Function as a scrub person, circulation assistant and member of the surgical team
Complete patient care duties

Operating Room Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Operating Room

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CNOR, BLS, BCLS, NBSTSA, C.N.A, AHA, NJ, GED, CPR

Education for Operating Room

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the operating room job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Education, Science, Associate Degrees, Graduate, Technical, Associates, Nursing Program, Department of Education, School of Nursing

Skills for Operating Room

Desired skills for operating room include:

Prepare for the case utilizing preference cards
Anticipates needs of surgeon
Surgical procedures and has the ability to oversee the instrument and equipment set-up
Assisting as needed in sudden changes in patient condition and being readily available to assist as directed
Management of patient
Organizational policies
Applicable regulatory

Desired experience for operating room includes:

Inspecting all packaged items
Helps to maintain equipment, supplies and cleanliness of the center as a whole
Scheduled hours and days are varied and flexible, and candidate must be flexible at all times to accommodate such
Actively participating in maintaining inventory and cleanliness of Operating Rooms
Assisting Nurses (RNs) in ensuring the maintenance of principles and practices of surgical processes within the Operating Room Suite
Completion of an approved Surgical Technician program

Operating Room Examples


Operating Room Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an operating room. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for operating room
  • Performs inventory replacement procedures, transports instrumentation to OR as needed
  • Transports sterilized instrumentation to the service technicians in the O.R
  • Assists in removing soiled or un-sterile instrumentation and scopes from the O.R
  • Places instrumentation in appropriate containers using IMS tray list
  • Ensures continuity and quality of IMS services by providing support services in the O.R
  • Adheres to IMS dress requirements in street and O.R
  • Supports Surgery staff by ensuring communication with Central Sterile and facility staff prior to and during cases to ensure all instruments, disposables and equipment are present prior to surgery start time
  • Assume 24-hour accountability for department operations
  • Collaborate with physician department heads and managers to establish quality service standards
  • Develop internal and external customer relationships (medical staff, employees, patients, parents, and payers)
Qualifications for operating room
  • Minimum of two (2) years of operating room experience is required
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively with others
  • Interview, hire, orient, coach, train, schedule, evaluate and discipline staff
  • Manage staff, fiscal, and physical resources
  • Responsible for medical surgical expenses and justifications as it relates to new products, equipment and supply/implant usage in collaboration with Business Manager and Purchasing Manager
  • MSN or related health care field is required, either at time of hire/transfer, or must be enrolled in a program within one year of hire/transfer date and completed within three years of enrollment

Operating Room Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of operating room. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for operating room
  • The scheduler is responsible for the scheduling of procedures and general clerical work within the Department
  • Adheres to established surgery center safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement process and activities including the areas of Safety, Infection Control, Patient Education/Teaching, documentation, adherence to guidelines for cleaning/decontamination of the Operating Room, adherence to guidelines for sterilization of instruments and supplies, patient satisfaction, physician satisfaction, compliance with OSHA standards and risk management
  • Ensures continuity and quality of surgical procedures by providing support services in the operating room
  • Structural Empowerment Provides service-based education and clinical expertise for staff including orientation and training, consultation on practice issues and general coordination of clinical activities
  • Transformational Leadership Under direction of Unit Director, assists in the completion of employee evaluations, selection and hiring of staff, and performance management, including recommendations for corrective action
  • The Operating Room Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day running of OR activities and interdepartmental communication with the Anesthesia Board Runner, Sterile Processing staff, pre-op and OR staff
  • Coordinate patient flow from throughout the hospital into the operating room
  • Performs assigned duties related to providing assistance as a team member within the Same Day Surgery/Surgicare area
  • Duties will include but are not limited to assigned daily direct patient care, OR preps, patient transport and assistive ambulation, patient positioning/lifting and moving, vital sign and glucose skills, stocking supplies, cleaning rooms and making up stretchers
Qualifications for operating room
  • At least 2 years of leadership experience preferred
  • Flexibility with Hours and Shift Schedule
  • Minimum three (3) months of recent O.R
  • Nursing Assistant training and/or experience is preferred
  • 1 year of healthcare related experience is required (prefer experience to be direct patient care)
  • High School Diploma or GED or enrolled in a High School or GED Program with an anticipated date of graduation and complete in 6 months

Operating Room Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an operating room. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for operating room
  • Handles conflicts and concerns
  • Works effectively as part of the department/unit team to facilitate department’s ability to meet goals and objectives
  • Serves as a member and participates in committee assignments for department as assigned
  • Follows through with delegated tasks appropriately
  • Welcomes and encourages new staff members and students
  • Works with Clinical Coordinators to maintain preference cards and lean multiple specialty instrumentation
  • Point of contact for OR staff for in room assistance and instrumentation needs
  • Communicates with SPD staff and OR staff to ascertain that pre-case needs are met, resolve any outstanding issues and offer alternatives if necessary
  • Completes documentation for inventory and equipment service requests
  • Regularly meets with OR staff and surgeons to ensure needs are being met and prioritized
Qualifications for operating room
  • Three years of clinical OR experience required
  • Minimum of one year hospital experience
  • Current Texas RN License- BLS
  • 1 year of healtcare related experience
  • CNA or nurse assistant training preferred
  • Three years current Acute Care adult Operating Room experience preferred

Operating Room Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of operating room. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for operating room
  • The Operating Room Patient Care Technician is an unlicensed care giver who assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse
  • The PCT assists in performing various basic patient care activities and related functions for infants, children adolescents, adults and geriatric patients
  • Responsible for the safety of the patient during transport
  • Transports specimens and x-rays to appropriate departments in accordance with hospital guidelines
  • Supports the hospitals mission
  • Delegation and coordination of patient care
  • Maintains supplies, , Central Supply, Dietary
  • Support nursing personnel in providing nursing care to patients and assist with providing a safe, quiet, clean, and organized environment for nursing care delivery
  • Inputting charges, scheduling the cases, communication duties associated with the Operating Room schedule and supply requisition
  • Works with staff, physicians, and physician offices to insure that patients are served in the most timely and efficient manner possible
Qualifications for operating room
  • Certified Technologist
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related field preferred
  • Currently licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Must be experienced in circulating
  • Circulator must be an RN
  • ACLS and PALS certification required within 6 months of hire

Operating Room Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of operating room. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for operating room
  • Identify and report supply and equipment needs
  • Assists the operating room staff in preparing the O.R
  • Keeps track of case flow during the day, monitor instrument needs, and notify SPD personnel in advance of any possible additional/emergent instrumentation needs
  • Assist with planning and coordination of instrument turnarounds
  • Assist OR and SPD leadership on preference card creation and/or changes to ensure accuracy
  • Assists in and monitors projects on an as needed basis
  • Responds to problem calls from Surgery during regular business hours as required by the contract deliverables
  • Assist in the transportation of sterilized instrumentation to the operating rooms as needed
  • Assists in removing soiled case carts or un-sterile instrumentation and scopes from the operating room department
  • Ensures quality of care by assisting in the cleaning, and maintaining hospital instrumentation by following manufacturers IFUs per contract deliverables
Qualifications for operating room
  • Ability to perform duties requiring standing, walking, stooping, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds
  • One years' secretarial experience in a medical setting
  • Medical terminology and familiarity with surgical instrumentation preferred
  • Good organizational and leadership skills, attention to detail and ability to multi task in a high pressure environment
  • Prior Housekeeping experience in an OR setting preferred
  • Demonstrated current clinical competence as outlined in the appropriate

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