Orients and completes the necessary competencies
to perform a variety of essential
environmental and material management functions that ensure patient safety,
reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAC’s), and create safe, clean
and sterile work environments for the operating room staff. May train as a
member of the surgical team to perform assigned patient care in the
intraoperative period.Responsibilities: A listing
of the key responsibilities
Masters environmental cleaning processes for
all Perioperative areas including procedural and non-procedural spaces,
restricted and semi-restricted spaces and all equipment contained therein.
Performs a variety of specific sterilization
duties within the Main Operating Rooms (MOR) and other surgical areas and
orients to prepare tables for various specialty procedures. Removes clean, unneeded equipment from OR and
ensures trash and contaminated linens and instruments are properly handled and
sent to appropriate destination. Handles
blood, tissue, bodily fluids, recyclables and other materials safely.
Learns to perform “terminal cleaning”, an intensive
cleaning process, ensuring that MOR spaces are free of infectious materials
that cause hospital-acquired infections (HAC’s).
Performs rapid room turnovers using standards
of OR sanitation and/or terminal cleaning and prepares OR after room turnover.
Cleans and maintains other areas of OR on a
regularly scheduled basis.
Ensures that all cleaning equipment is sterile,
safe, and properly maintained. Reports
all faulty equipment to supervisor.
May be responsible to master floor cleaning and
Learns to inventory case carts, and obtains
supplies and equipment needed for safe and efficient patient care. Completes
competencies to checks emergency case carts daily.
Supports staff in the maintenance of anesthesia
specialty carts, nerve block room, and Birthing Pavilion.
to clean, maintain, and set up anesthesia equipment, including transducer
set-ups, blood warmers, and fiber optic scopes.
Support Techs (PST) in preparing special infusion devices (FMS and Level 1) for
trauma and emergent procedures.
maintaining non-controlled medications for both anesthesia and intraoperative
clean and maintain equipment needed for specialty procedures.
maintain nursing specialty carts, nursing sets, all OR and anesthesia supply areas,
and suture carts.
perform daily calibrations on anesthesia laboratory equipment.
maintaining and assembling disposable blood pressure monitoring equipment.
availability of gas tanks and regulators for safe transfer of patients.
Maintains supply of personal protective equipment.
ensuring proper handling of sharps containers, and soiled linen and trash.
supervision of a Registered Nurse or Anesthesia provider, learns to position
patients for the administration of regional anesthesia and/or surgical
procedures, orients to participating in the transfer of patients to stretchers,
beds, and/or operating room tables, and learns to perform point of care
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
school diploma with 2 years of work experience required.
to anticipate, prioritize, and coordinate work in a high stress environment
(which involves responding to emergency situations and tight schedules) required.
verbal and written communication skills preferred.
to work independently and demonstrates reliability and strong attention to
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
Must obtain BLS Certification within four
(4) weeks of hire date
Currently Registered with the New Hampshire Board of
Registration for Medical Technicians