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UnityPoint Health Operating Room Core Technician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Core Tech functions in support of the Operating Room and Sterile Processing teams to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The Operating Room Technician maintains overall department and room turnover, performs sterilization of instruments, performs daily pulling of OR cases and room organization, and assists with supply maintenance in the department.

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Clinical Excellence//Departmental Support

Participates in team effort to accomplish efficient room turnover per AORN guidelines and Infection Control Policy which includes but is not limited to:

  • Sweeping/mopping floors

  • Placing equipment in an orderly fashion

  • Collecting/distributing clean/soiled linen

  • Collecting and transporting hazardous waste

  • Transports patients via wheelchair, stretcher, or bed

  • Changing bed linens

  • Obtaining supplies

  • Transporting specimens

  • Opening sterile supplies

  • Transporting instruments and case carts to/from Sterile Processing

Sterilizing instruments

  • Cleans assigned areas in the surgical department by washing furniture, tile, fixtures, and equipment with germicidal cleaning solutions

  • Maintains janitor closet, cleans carts and equipment, and ensures all items are replaced in an orderly manner

  • Knowledgeable in functions of Central Sterile Processing related to cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing, wrapping and storage of instrumentation following appropriate “Instructions for Use,” (IFU’s) of instrumentation and assists as needed

Understands usage of standard precautions, personal protective equipment, and isolation precautions.

Prepares all necessary equipment, supplies and positioning aids based on preference card

Patient Care

Performs assigned patient care duties as needed and/or delegated to, which may include:

  • Monitoring surgical schedule to ensure that the patient arrives on the unit in a timely manner

  • Transports patients via wheelchair, stretcher, or bed

  • Performs linen changes on stretchers and beds

  • Transfer patient from stretcher or bed to OR bed

  • Responds to patient needs promptly

  • Aids other team members as required

  • Positioning and prepping patients according to AORN guidelines

  • Applying monitors to the patient

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


High school diploma or equivalent


Healthcare related experience preferred


Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Must possess current basic life support (BLS) certification or obtain within 3 months of hire

CNA preferred


Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English

Basic computer knowledge using Microsoft Office, web browser, and email

Demonstrates competency in aseptic technique upon completion of orientation


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Call responsibilities may be associated with this position. Operating Room Assistant must remain substance free and within 30 minutes of the facility when fulfilling call obligations

Requisition ID: 2022-121265

Street: 1026 A Ave NE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

Name: Operating Rooms

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 4 10 hour shifts M-F. 11:00 pm to 7:00 am

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