The operating room specialist assists the nursing staff in preparing the patient and the operating room (OR) environment for surgery and for providing assistance to the medical staff during surgical procedures. They also operate the centralized material service (CMS) and are responsible for preparing and maintaining sterile medical supplies and special equipment for medical treatment facilities. The operating room specialist also assists in the management of operating room suites. Duties for MOS 91D at each level of skill are:
a. Major duties.
(1) MOSC 91D1O. Assists in preparing patients and operating room environments for surgery and provides assistance to the medical staff during surgical procedures. Performs various preoperative and postoperative procedures as directed. Maintains the cleanliness of the operating room and sets up sterile fields for surgical procedures. Receives, cleans, decontaminates, sterilizes, stores and issues various medical supplies and equipment used during surgical procedures.
(2) MOSC 91D2O. Performs duties shown in the preceding skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinates. Performs operating room scrubs and provides scrub and circulator services as required. Sets up, positions, and operates specialized operating room equipment. Supervises and advises subordinate personnel.
(3) MOSC 91D3O. Performs duties shown in the preceding skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinates. Implements and monitors the automatic war and clinic delivery system. Monitors quality of sterilization techniques to ensure adherence to established standards. Supervises the maintenance programs in the operating room and the central material service. Establishes stock levels for requisitioning supplies and equipment and supervises their storage and issue. Prepares and maintains various reports and files. Supervises and advises subordinate personnel.
(4) MOSC 91D4O. Performs duties shown in the preceding skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinates. Coordinates activities of the OR and CMS with other elements of the medical treatment facility. Develops, monitors, and evaluates training. Establishes policies for and monitors exposure levels of sterilization chemicals and anesthetic gases with the OR. Participates in the preparation of the OP and CMS budget. Supervises and advises subordinate personnel.
b. Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS.
The operating room specialist must possess the following qualifications:
(1) A physical demands rating of medium.
(2) A physical profile of 222221.
(3) Normal color perception and normal vision with or without corrective lens.
(4) No aversion to the sight of blood and freedom from chronic or recurrent skin infections or allergies when handling antiseptics, disinfectants, or cleaning agents.
(5) A minimum score of 95 in aptitude area ST.
(6) Formal training (completion of MOS 91B course and MOS 91D course conducted under the auspices of the AMEDDC&S) mandatory or meet the Army civilian acquired skill criteria listed in AR 601-210.
c. Additional skill identifiers.
(1) P5-Master Fitness Trainer.
(2) 2S-Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).
(3) 4A-Reclassification Training.
d. Physical requirements and standards of grade.
Physical requirements and SG relating to each skill level are listed in the following tables:
(1) Table 10-91D-1. Physical requirements.
(2) Table 10-91D-2. Standards of grade TOE/MTOE.
(3) Table 10-91D-3. Standards of grade TDA.