One of the US Army’s leading careers is an operating Room Specialist who steps in and provides all-important emergency medical assistance. The US Army’s operating room specialist assists the nursing staff in preparing patients and the operating room(OR) environment for surgery and for providing critical help to the medical staff during important surgical operations.
They are responsible for preparing and maintaining sterile medical supplies, important equipment for medical treatment facilities and the management of operating room procedures.
Some of your other duties as an Operating Room Specialist may include:
* Maintain the cleanliness of the operating room
* Receive, clean, decontaminate, sterilize, store and issue various medical supplies
* Responsible for the sterilization process
* Assist in preparing patients and operating room environment for surgery
* Provide assistance to the medical staff during surgical procedures to include the
* Perform various preoperative and postoperative procedures as directed
* Operate and run sterilization checks on a variety of sterilization equipment
US MILITARY TRAINING
Army’s job training for an Operating Room Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and nineteen weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction.
Helpful attributes include:
* An ability to work under stressful conditions
* An interest in chemistry, biology, psychology, general science and algebra
* Attention to detail
Advanced level Operating Room Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Operating Room Specialist, you may be involved in:
* Perform circulator services under the direct supervision on an RN as required
* Sets up, position, and operate specialized and advanced operating room equipment
* Supervise and advise subordinate personnel
RELATED CIVILIAN JOBS
The skills you learn as an Operating Room Specialist will help prepare you for a future with civilian hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. With an Operating Room Specialist background, you may consider a career as a medical assistant, medication aide or physician’s assistant.