Assist surgeons and anaesthesiologists before, during, and after Surgery. Prepare operating rooms with surgical instruments, equipment, and sterile linens that will be needed during an operation. Prepare patients for surgery.
To assist in setting up operating room according to type of surgery to be performed, which includes obtaining, arranging testing of equipment, supplies and accessories as per schedules
To ensure pre-operative tasks been completed as per requirements of surgeon.
To check whether all equipments in the OT are in working condition daily, replace missing or damaged equipment and /or send to Biomedical department after making entry in the books informing OT in charge.
To assist anaesthetist/surgeon/nurses in preparing the patients for the procedure, positioning them in a prescribed manner, as per surgery/surgeon, assist in moving patient into wheeled stretcher to SICU/recovery room after completion of operation.
To circulate for cases whenever the need arises for short period.
To relieve nurses in between cases for breaks.
To check all anaesthesia trolley/crash cart for update and validity of drugs.
Understands the functioning and then knows the case of every equipment in the OT. (C Arm, microscope, cautery, OT table, Suction, Syringe Pumps,etc)
To check cylinder supplies (oxygen, nitrous) as per requirements of OT cases.
To keep and take inventory of all equipments/cables used for anaesthesia on all shifts and reports damage or breakage to OT in charge and send the same for repairs to the Biomed / Engineering department after entry in HIS/log book.
Receive and replenish sterile supplies from CSSD along with the nurses at the end of the day and place on racks allotted according to specialty.
Ensure and supervise cleaning of C ARM every been used.
Knowledgeable of OT protocols and personnel safety