The ORT is an integral team member in the safe, efficient care of the intraoperative client. The individual ORT is able to efficiently, quickly and accurately set up, maintain and monitor the sterile and or aseptic field. The ORT assists surgeons, by assembling and passing instrumentation and supplies, holding retractors and anticipating surgical needs. Cleans, stocks and maintains all instrumentation and supplies. The ORT is knowledgeable in infection control principals for patient, self and staff safety and well being.
High School Diploma or equivalency
Successfully completion of an ORT program or functioning as an ORT in the military or other operating room setting for a minimum of 2 years
Providing he/she has been employed as a Surgical Technologist for a cumulative period of one (1) year, occurring within the four years immediately prior to the effective date of January 1, 2015.
Employee must annually complete fifteen (15) hours of continuing education to remain qualified to practice as a Surgical Technologist.
Able to lift equipment/supplies up to 30# on a daily basis
Can stand for 70% to 90% per day
Dexterous with fine or intricate instruments
Able to prioritize, anticipate and alter activities throughout the day
Possesses mature interpersonal skills
Able to cope with the frequent risk of exposure to blood/body fluids during normal duties
Able to cope with the environmental risks related to chemicals and steam