Operating Room Assistant II-Santa Monica


Under the general direction of the Unit Director, AN II and Registered Nurses, the Operating Room Assistant II is responsible for patient transport, cleaning of the operating room suites, assistance to nursing staff in preparing patients for surgery, gathering supplies and equipment, maintenance of storage areas and performing necessary errands related to patient care.

* 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

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