Operating Room Assistant, Per Diem - Main OR Westwood

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Responsibilities
Incumbent will perform duties as an Operating Room Assistant to include: patient care; blood products, specimens, and equipment transport; equipment maintenance, environmental sanitation, restocking supplies, cleaning soiled supplies, storing and distributing anesthesia support materials. Other duties include, but are not limited to customer service and departmental efficiencies.Qualifications

* Physical requirements: Ability to lift, carry, push or pull 50lbs. or more. Dexterity to operate equipment.

* Awareness of potential exposure to injury of hazardous materials. Knowledge of disinfectants germicides, and sterilants.

* Knowledge of department specialty equipment (name, storage location, use, basic function, and trouble-shooting)

* Knowledge of infection control, AORN, and AAMI standards related to job function

* Knowledge of government regulations: JCAHO, OSHA, Waste Management

* Consistently demonstrates a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Actively participates in Quality Management and PIE programs.

* Knowledge of Operating Room zones (unrestricted, semi-restricted, and restricted)

* Knowledge of patient needs based on developmental and chronological age and surgical specialty service (i.e. transport of patient, positioning, etc.). Knowledge of disinfection principles and use of disinfecting agents.

* Knowledge of basic principles of aseptic technique as applicable (i.e. tying sterile surgical gowns, donning sterile gloves). Skill in operating an addressograph machine. Able to fulfill call requirements and responsibilities.

* Knowledge about General Surgery cases regarding equipment, positioning, specific needs, supplies, etc.

Preferred: Previous Hospital OR experience

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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