Operating room assisant
- 0Aug 30, '12 by lenice91I have searched around a little for information concerning OR assistants. I'm interested in becoming an CRNFA and thought maybe this would help get me in there after graduation. What is the job description and do u think in your opinion the job is suitable for school.
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- 0Aug 30, '12 by lenice91Quote from Sweet_Wild_RoseThank you. I'm really just trying to get a foot in the door of the OR but I have time. I'm looking for something more in the actual OR for experience.Our OR assistants are pt care assistants- help position, help with room turnover, do stocking. The only benefit I could see is that the manager would already know you and your work ethic. Not much pt care involved, and definitely no scrubbing.
- 0Aug 30, '12 by Rose_QueenYou could look into hospitals that train their own anesthesia techs. Many of our ORAs have transitioned into the role of anesthesia techs, and all were trained in house. They are allowed to insert IVs under direct supervision of the anesthesia provider, assist with central line insertion and arterial line insertion, and generally help with other aspects of anesthesia care. More hands on than ORAs, although there isn't a higher pay scale where I work.