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Operating Room Medical Technician at RWD Consulting, LLC


Title: Operating Room Medical Technician
ID: 1251
Location: Fort Bragg, NC
Openings: 1
Status: Full-Time



The Operating Room Medical Technical (OR Medical Tech) serves as a professional and paraprofessional member of the surgical team in the performance of scrub and/or circulating Operating Room duties with primary emphasis in one or more surgical specialties. The OR Medical Tech performs surgical technician duties in support of the Operating Room Service by providing support for surgical procedures ranging from routine (e.g. appendectomy, myringotomy, herniography, etc.) to complex, high risk (e.g. thoracic, cardiovascular, orthopedic, obstetric), or trauma (multi-system involvement due to motor vehicle accidents, gunshots, knife wounds, ligament and nerve reconstruction, bowel resections, joint replacements) cases. The OR Medical Tech provides appropriate healthcare to all age groups (infants, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) served by the Operating Room.

This position is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Essential Job Functions (including but not limited to): Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Patient Preparation: Transports patients from hospital units to the Operating Room assuring safe transportation of the patient. Screens patient prior to transport to ensure pre-operative medications have been given, jewelry, dentures, and any prosthetic devices have been removed. Checks patient chart and identification band for completeness. Comforts patients fearing surgery. Positions or assist positioning patient and draping the patient for the specific procedure. Secures patient as required. Follows pre-operative nursing care plan in preparing patient and Operating Room. May be required the shave the operative site.
  • Scrub Technician: Selects, assembles, and organizes required supplies, equipment, and instruments for specific surgical procedure in accordance with operative work sheet, physician preferences cards and/or conferring with physicians or charge nurse. Hands instruments to the surgeon during the procedure by anticipating the surgeon’s needs. Maintains alertness for complications developing during surgery such as hemorrhage, shock and cardiac arrest and immediately supplies instruments, drugs, and supplies to correct the condition. Takes sponge, instrument and sharp counts; measure blood and fluid loss. Assists with application of dressings. Surgical assistant actively engages in the manipulation of tissue with the proper instruments both intuitively by previous experience and by direction of the surgeon to facilitate and make possible the successful completion of the given procedure.
  • Circulator: Obtains sterile supplies, sutures, dressings, linens, etc., for the specific procedure. Opens instrument sets, pour solutions, sets up and adjusts equipment such as electric coagulator, electric bone saw, operating microscope, air power drills, defibrillators and resuscitators. Makes suction connections and adjusts operating lights. Assists anesthetist during induction and throughout surgical procedure. Obtains supplies needed during surgery such as blood, drugs, solutions, instruments, and additional sterile supplies. Prepares, properly labels and transports specimens to the laboratory. Records designated data on patient log and documents appropriate information in intraoperative nursing record. Maintains aseptic techniques during the process of preparing for and assisting in the surgical procedure.
  • Operating Room Maintenance: Cleans operating room after surgery by removing and disposing of soiled and/or contaminated materials. Changes linens. Washes, disassembles, sterilizes and reassembles instruments. Removes gross contamination, soil, blood, tissue fragments and body fluids by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing at the point of use. Replenishes sterile packs and general restocks shelves after taking stock level inventory.
  • Tests operation of equipment daily to ensure effectiveness and parameters of sterilization are met.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with standard hours between Monday and Friday. Shift hours may vary, but typically start between 6:30AM – 11:00AM.


This position does not require travel.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Experience in general surgery
  • A current Basic Life Support certification issued through American Heart Association

Preferred Education and Experience

Preferred candidates will have experience in at least 3 major surgical areas including gynecology and obstetrics, orthopedic, cardiology and ENT.

Security Clearance

The OR Medical Technician must undergo a background review which may require fingerprinting, National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) and/or completion of an SF85P or SF86.

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