Operating Room Assistant - Main OR Westwood

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. The OR
Asst is under the direct supervision of the MSO, Charge Nurse or OR lead
member. Assignments are given according to organizational goals. Goal
attainment is reviewed on an as needed basis within the UCLA Health System Main
Operating Room.Qualifications
  • Knowledge of department specialty equipment (name, storage location, use, basic function, and trouble-shooting)
  • Strictly obeys the healthcare regulations for infection control.
  • 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) Skilled in using department's communication systems (i.e. airphones, Spectralink phones, telephones, report books, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner.
  • Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with moderate direction, taking direction from authority.
  • Skill in performing under the stress of frequent interruptions and/or distractions.
  • Skill in working as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues.
  • Knowledge about General Surgery cases regarding equipment, positioning, specific needs, supplies, etc.
  • Adheres to department guidelines regarding attendance and punctuality. Skill in maintaining composure in stressful situations.

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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