Scope of Position
The Ohio State University Medical Center is committed to enhancing the quality of care our patients receive. The Perioperative Technician functions as an integral member of a team of care providers in the Operating Rooms of the Perioperative Nursing Unit, who reflect a culture of cooperation, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. The team, consisting of the registered nurse, surgical technologist, anesthesiologist, surgeon, anesthesia technician and perioperative technician provide patient care and supportive services that are directed toward achievement of patient care outcomes, improving service levels, reducing the length of hospitalization and decreasing costs. The Operating room, located on the fourth floor of Doan and Rhodes Halls, consists of 22 Operating Rooms with an additional 4 Operating Rooms on the fifth floor of Doan Hall and is staffed 24 hours per day.
Performs technical skills related to patient contact. Provides emergency care measures as appropriate. Assists in meeting the patient?s emotional needs. Completes documentation in an accurate, concise and timely manner, provides indirect care to a group of patients by facilitating perioperative care. Follows universal precautions, safe handling guidelines, and all other infection control standards. Provides for safety/security of self and others and follows special precautions as related to Anesthesia/surgical areas and other appropriate locations. Promotes positive attitude to staff, families, patient/guests as well as maintains patient confidentiality.
Education and experience
Strong reading, writing and simple math (add, subtract, multiply and divide) skills required. Successful completion of perioperative technician training program is required. Previous health care or service oriented field experience in an acute health care setting is preferred. CPR certification preferred. Qualified candidates may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen and background check.