High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Work Experience
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Experience as a GI Technician or Operating Room Technician (Required)
Certification as a Surgical Technologist
Communication skills training (inclusive of written and verbal skills).
Knowledge of aseptic technique.
Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
Human relations and interpersonal skills.
Ability to maintain interpersonal skills, i.e. friendly and polite attitude towards families and staff.
Ability to identify the basic surgical instruments by type, function and name.
Ability to identify major types of surgical intervention materials (i.e. catheters, drains, sheeting material, grafting material, sutures, stapling devices) their preparation and usage in specific surgical procedures.
Demonstrates a surgical conscience at all times.
Demonstrates anatomical and physiological knowledge for specified surgical and GI procedures.
Displays knowledge and dexterity in the utilization of required instrumentation and supplies.
Demonstrates organizational skills preparing for surgical cases and intraoperatively .
Patient Care Support
1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
2. Show parents to waiting room and offer assistance as needed.
3. Be supportive to parents and families; report any problems or issues regarding preoperative care; direct any questions regarding preoperative preparation and teaching to assigned RN and/or anesthesiologist/physician.
4. Provide a safe, efficient, and supportive environment for surgical patient.
Clinical/Surgical Case Preparation
1. Organize supplies in efficient manner; open supplies and equipment on the sterile field based on the surgical procedures and child’s age.
2. Identify and prepare basic sterile packs and trays; apply the appropriate method of care and handling of surgical instruments.
3. Identify , select, and handle the appropriate types of accessory and specialty equipment needed for surgical procedure.
4. Select and apply appropriate draping material for surgical procedures according to type of procedure and age of child.
5. Count instruments, sponges, needles and other items as indicated by unit/hospital policy.
6. Apply knowledge of normal and pathological anatomy and physiology to individualized patient care
1. Identify the principles of sterile technique; utilize the appropriate sterilizer for sterilization purposes (i.e. flash sterilizer vs. washer sterilizer).
2. Select and prepare supplies and instruments for the sterile field.
3. Apply the correct technique of disinfection and follow manufacturer protocol.
4. Maintain an orderly and clean GI Procedure Room and GI T able.
5. Maintain an organized clean/sterile instrument cart or table.
6. Maintain highest standards of sterile technique during operative procedure.
Scrub Role and Operating Coverage
1. Follow principle of correct hand scrub; gown and glove self and other intraoperative members of the scrub team; pass correct instrumentation, supplies, as needed by the surgical team.
2. Troubleshoot minor equipment problems in the Operating Room and GI Procedure Room and seek assistance as necessary; prepare room for endoscopic procedures by setting up for each case pertaining to the case needs; prepare and assist with advanced support for ERCP and EUA.
3. Assist physicians under direct supervision to apply abdomen pressure and scope manipulation; support RN or physicians with Ph probe procedures.
4. Assist to train and educate OR technician.
5. Provide on call coverage as needed including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays coverage for GI Procedure Room.
6. Follow established policy and procedure for all counts; initiate corrective action when counts are incorrect; anticipate emergency or unusual circumstances (i.e., trauma); anticipate the need of the surgical team.
1. Assist the RN to maintain appropriate level of supplies and inventory for surgical procedures and inventory for all operating equipment.
2. Assist in the preventative maintenance and repair of instruments and surgical equipment.
3. Plan for the availability of equipment needed for the intraoperative patient (i.e.: drills, laparoscopic equipment).
4. Report and communicate to RN and/or Manager any issues regarding supply maintenance (i.e.: low-stock; equipment failures).
5. Receive, wash, inspect, prepare and issue instruments, trays, code carts and other equipment according to procedure; perform sterilization, biological and test monitoring; operate steam sterilizer, and Steris 1 sterilizer and washer/decontaminator .
6. Maintain surveillance of sterilization; maintain and monitor the daily records and indicators; follow recall and procedures.
7. Properly store and rotate sterile supplies in the GI Procedure Room and Operating Room to maintain integrity of supplies.
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification 1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance