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MD Anderson Cancer Center Operating Room Equipment Technician - Main OR Nursing in Houston, Texas

Operating Room (OR) Equipment Technician

The ideal candidate for the OR Equipment Technician position will have at least two years of Operating Room Equipment experience, laparoscopic experience, and experience handling robotics equipment.

Key Functions

Equipment Needs Assessment:

  • Monitor the surgery schedule to identify posted cases with special equipment/technology needs.

  • Interact directly with nursing staff in determining equipment necessary.

  • Verify 24 hours prior to case that all battery-powered equipment is plugged in and charging.

  • Verify 24 hours prior to case that equipment is functioning properly.

Intraoperative Technical Support

  • Insure equipment is set up and ready to go prior to patient incision.

  • Maintain competencies in setup, operation & troubleshooting of OR equipment such as LASERs, surgical robots, video towers/insufflators, microscopes, perfusion/infusion technology and other technology as assigned.

  • Competently operate equipment/technology as necessary during surgical intervention.

  • Remain available and able to respond quickly during the course of the surgical intervention to assist as needed with any troubleshooting.

  • Complete any necessary documentation of the use of equipment.

  • Report any malfunctioning equipment immediately by initiating repair request and contacting Clinical Engineering Services.

  • Clean and return all equipment to its designated storage location postoperatively and store appropriately.


  • Demonstrate competency in all critical aspects of responsibilities through an observational competency assessment.

  • Assist with education and training of appropriate personnel regarding technology/equipment.

  • Coach new employees hired in the role of Equipment Technicians

  • Utilize appropriate adult education principles in training others in the use of technology.

  • Assist in competency assessment of other personnel who might occasionally be required to operate equipment.

  • Maintain current knowledge regarding new technology, equipment, products, services through consulting with technical representatives, literature research, attending training, etc

Support of other OR Staff

  • Transport patients to the OR when assigned.

  • Assist with transferring and positioning patients in the OR.

  • Assist with obtaining needed supplies when appropriate.

  • Assist with safeguarding patient safety during the reversal of anesthesia.

  • Assist with providing expeditious room turnovers when assigned.

  • Complete other duties as assigned.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.


Required: Two years of operating room experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 138041

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Day/Evening

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 33,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 49,800

  • Science Jobs: No