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- by lenice91 Aug 30, '12I 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.
- Aug 30, '12 by ORoxyOI have never heard of a position entitled that. What is the job description? Do they mean like a Patient care tech that works int he OR?
- Aug 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.
- Aug 30, '12 by Sweet_Wild_RoseYou 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.