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Perioperative Care Technician - Operating Rooms/CCC - 003

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Perioperative Care Technician - Operating Rooms/CCC - 003
    Talent Area: Clinical Support
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    Department: Operating Rooms/CCC
    Shift: Day
    Job ID: 406141

We are searching for a Perioperative Care Technician -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assist the perioperative team in the acquisition, preparation, and application of supplies, instrumentation, and equipment necessary to perform perioperative procedures.


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Job Duties & Responsibilities

Ensures the availability of age-appropriate surgical supplies, equipment, and instrumentation. Obtains daily room assignments after the report. Informs the surgical team that he/she will be the assigned PCT after assignments are made. Periodically checks with the circulating nurse during the procedure for any needs. Retrieves recovery room cribs/beds outside the OR room for each patient before the patient is transported to the monitored unit and assists with transport.

Demonstrates aseptic and sterile technique for all supplies, instrumentation, and equipment according to AORN Standards of Practice and OSHA guidelines. Assists when needed with assembling and opening supplies for surgical procedures, setting up EKG leads, pulse oximeter, and NIBP cuffs on the OR bed. Performs sanitation duties between procedures after patient transport to PACU or other recovery areas and the completion of the day.

Assists with the maintenance of surgical equipment and supplies. Inventories assigned rooms for equipment as designated by the room closure list at the beginning of the shift and at the end of the day (after terminal cleaning is completed). Reports discrepancies to circulator/charge nurse for replacement equipment. Assists circulator with reporting malfunctioning equipment by removing equipment from the room, completing the Biomed repair form, and signing in the repair book located at the control desk. Informs the clerical secretary to call Biomed/Building and Grounds to pick up the item for repair.

Completes other departmental surgical service duties as assigned by the Manager/Service Coordinator. Assists in transporting patients as needed. Transports body to the morgue (obtains stretcher, signs in the body in morgue, copies medical record as needed). Serves as a preceptor to new employees. Assists in completing orientation forms, skills lists, etc., by designated time frame.

Skills & Requirements

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

Required H.S. Diploma or GED

Required 1 year Healthcare experience


About Texas Children’s

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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