ORT Supervisor (Spine) – Surgery – Full Time 10 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Operating Room Technician (ORT) Supervisor, under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, is responsible for the care and safety of patients who come under his/her care. The ORT Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the success of the unit’s POD and assisting the ORT’s to become proficient and competent members of the team. They are responsible for procurement of bids for equipment, as well as monitoring for equipment conflicts. The ORT Supervisor facilitates the flow of their POD related to equipment and supplies. The ORT Supervisor also holds a monthly meeting for the unit’s POD and inservices the POD on new equipment, etc.

Essential Duties:

  • The Operating Room Technician (ORT) Supervisor is responsible for supervising and teaching members of the department team principles of aseptic technique and for initiating prompt corrective action when breaks in aseptic technique occur.
  • Demonstrates current knowledge of surgical anatomy and surgical procedures and applies that knowledge in preparing equipment, supplies and instrumentation for assigned procedures.
  • Supervises the unit’s POD for adherence to the instrument/sponge/sharps counting policy.
  • Supervises the unit’s POD for RF Wand usage.
  • Supervises electrical/laser/radiology and correct site surgery safety standards are followed.
  • Supervises the unit’s POD for appropriate operation of the autoclave/Steris and ensures documentation is completely and accurately filled out.
  • Supervises the unit’s POD for labeling of medications on the sterile field.
  • Supervises the unit’s POD adheres to the policy for specimen collection and documentation.
  • Follows policies, Title 22 and The Joint Commission Standards.
  • Provides for orientation, training and continuing education of staff in the unit’s POD.
  • Collaborates with OR scheduling office with scheduling procedures. Proactively reviews schedule in advance to avoid possible resource conflicts.
  • Coordinates equipment usage within the unit’s POD i.e., VAD and other assigned resources related to the department.
  • Assists in resolving conflicts with supplies and equipment issues. Proactively ensures adequate par levels for the unit’s cases.
  • Updates preference cards utilizing Cerner/Surginet system.
  • Displays leadership abilities and sound clinical skills in promoting the professional growth and retention of POD personnel.
  • Displays understanding of governing regulations, such as hospital policies, Title 22 and The Joint Commission Standards.
  • Holds unit’s POD meeting at least once a month with an agenda and sign in sheet.
  • Keeps unit’s POD staff up to date on current issues.
  • Assists with annual budget. Makes recommendations that enhance resources utilization within the department. Resources utilization will include, but not be limited to, supply utilization, finance utilization, inventory reduction or human resources utilization.
  • Act as liason between nursing, anesthesia, operating room technicians, surgeons and all other ancillary services.
  • Assign staff to maintain specialty carts on a continuous basis. Supplies are maintained at par level, organized, cleaned and outdates disposed of.
  • Oversee staff to be sure surgical suites are organized and prepared daily. Monitor to be sure instruments/equipment/supplies are removed and returned to appropriate location when procedure is completed.
  • Facilitates the smooth flow of the surgical intervention.
  • Participates actively in PI activities.
  • Displays a positive attitude.
  • Is a team player.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduate of an accredited Operating Room Technician Training facility program.
  • Req 5 years Experience as an Operating Room Technician.
  • Req 2 years Robotic Experience **Required for Robotic Service Line Only
  • Req Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak, read and write English proficiently.
  • Req Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.
  • Req Organization/time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref Surgical Technologist – CST OR CORT certification.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
  • Req CST or CORT certification Required within 1 year if in over Cardiothoracic service line

The hourly rate range for this position is $33.00 – $54.02. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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