The Soldiers and Airmen who are wounded on the battlefield come into care facilities and military hospitals. Often the first person that a wounded military Servicemember sees when they arrive is the Operating Room Specialist. The Navy Operating room specialist is a trained health care person who serves in a key role in the emergency services and hospital healthcare staff. They work and act as the ears and eyes for the doctor, administering care and helping patients until the doctor is able to see them. They give emergency care and support to patients that come into the Navy hospital and support patients until a trained surgeon or doctor is able to assist them.
The patient is often prepared for surgery or medical treatment in the operating room by the OR specialist, who gives assistance and support to the Navy Nurses and medical staff. They perform various different duties under direction by doctors and nurses who supervise their activity. The Operating Room specialist is the person that prepares a patient for a variety of different procedures, as well as making the operating room or theater ready for surgery. There are many details that have to be handled, and the Operating room specialist works to take care of these details and support the medical care staff. Some of the routine duties of a Navy Operating room specialist include; keeping the OR and operating theater clean, setting up equipment to take vital signs such as blood pressure and pulse, providing various assistance to doctors and nurses as directed during surgery, setting up equipment and sterile fields for actual surgery, and other duties as doctors and nurses in the Operating room may direct. The Navy Operating room specialist may at times be the first person to examine emergency trauma and battlefield wounded, and assist in basic medical support care and triage. As patients come into the Navy hospital they can take medical histories of patience, and assist in different types of Operative and post operative procedures.
This is a health care field that can lead to work in the civilian field of health care and health care support. If you have an ability to care for and help other people and are a good communicator this may be a excellent field in the Navy for you. This position requires a person to think fast and be able to remain calm under stressful conditions.