Graduate of an accredited School of Surgical Technologists or Operation Room Technicians. Current Certification as ORT-preferred. Current CPR certification. May be required to work any day of the week including holidays and weekends. Physical requirements include long periods of standing, lifting, stooping, bending, and pushing. High school graduate preferred. At least one (1) year experience as secretary or Administrative Assistant preferred. Typing skill of 45 to 50 words per minute with accuracy. Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, publishing and graphics software preferred.
The ORT-C has responsibilities to perform duties in all areas of the unit, Central Supply, Recovery, Major and Minor Surgery areas and Outpatient Surgery. Assists in patient assessment, and in the development and implementation of a plan for care for patients of all ages including: infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. Frequent reassessments are required. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to: cleaning, wrapping, and sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment using autoclave, chemical sterilization method, ordering and stocking supplies, scrubbing for surgical cases, setting up and maintaining sterile field, passing instruments, assisting in admitting and discharging of patients from surgical suite, collecting, labeling and delivering pathological specimens to laboratory, serving as assistant for endoscopic procedures, cleaning equipment between cases. Other knowledge includes monitoring laparoscopic, endoscopic, arthroscopic, orthoscopic, and general surgical equipment.
The Unit Secretary serves as a receptionist, performs clerical duties, processes physician orders and schedules/coordinates patient test and procedures on the nursing unit. Maintains organized work area. The Unit Secretary must be able to demonstrate communication skills to customers and patients of all ages. Follows all policies and procedures as established by WGH for patient care and confidentiality. Follows safe practices for handling toxic substances, infection control and all fire and safety procedures. Assist surgery scheduling, insurance requirements, pre-certs, entering patient charges, phone calls to office, looking up appointment times for patients, putting patient charts together, CPT coding with assistance, creating forms, pre-registering patients, statistical data entry, working & creating spread sheets.