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Job Title:
Operating Room Technician

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Job Description

Location: Health Sciences Centre

Operating Room Technician
Health Sciences Centre
Perioperative Program - Day Surgery/Operating Room
Temporary Call In

HoursBased upon needs of the department
SalaryCG-29 ($25.01 - $27.77 per hour)
Competition Number2019004288
Posted Date4 February, 2020
Closing DateOpen Until Filled

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Operating Room Technician is responsible for the preparation of the surgical set up (such as instruments, drapes, sponges, sutures) and providing assistance to surgeons and medical specialists during surgical procedures. Work also includes checking case carts/supplies for completeness; collecting and handling specimens; removing soiled linens, sharp objects, supplies and instruments as per operating room policies and procedures; and performing other related duties as required.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Lifting and moving is required to transfer patients from the operating room table to stretchers, to lift large, heavy containers of medical instruments and to move medical equipment and to push and pull stretchers and beds.
Standing for prolonged periods of time at the operating room table with minimal opportunity to move. Working in awkward or cramped positions required to perform daily tasks.
Fine finger and precision work is required to constantly handle sharp instruments; medical instruments and equipment require accurate control and steadiness; gross motor skills requiring strength to move and position patients.
Visual concentration is required to pass and receive sharp medical instruments from surgeons, to watch the surgeon to anticipate needs and to complete computer charting.
Auditory concentration is required to listen to surgeons requiring specific medical instruments during surgery and to other team members.
Repetition requiring alertness is required when passing sponges or sutures during emergencies and to hold equipment during surgical procedures.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Graduation from an approved Licensed Practical Nurse program is required.
Current licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL).
Graduation from an approved Operating Room Technician course is required.
Considerable knowledge of operating room procedures, equipment and instrumentation.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.