Aug 04, 2020

Operating Room Assistant - Main OR Westwood

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

ResponsibilitiesIncumbent 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.  Qualifications·       Physical requirements: Ability to lift, carry, push or pull 50lbs. or more. Dexterity to operate equipment. Communication skills to take direction or instructions. Ability to articulate with a diverse and multidisciplinary team. 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. ·       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. 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. 75975938.jpg