Dec 02, 2021

OR Support Assistant I - Main Operating Room

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

The OR Support Assistant I supports the Operating Room staff by preparing case carts, maintaining supplies and equipment, and maintaining a safe and functional environment for all age groups.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: N/A

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED: N/A

Experience PREFERRED:
6 months – 1 year working in an Operating Room environment strongly preferred
Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and supplies preferred.
Organizational skills and ability to multitask.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Education/training REQUIRED:
Completion of state recognized CNA program; or
Completion of first semester junior year in an accredited BSN program dependent upon school curriculum or
VCU/MCV BSN students - completion of sophomore year, Nursing 201, 202, 261 or
Accredited Associate Degree and Diploma programs - completion of first year or a minimum of two semesters of basic nursing courses.
Specialty areas e.g. pediatrics, women`s health, psychiatry may require completion of a clinicalrotation in that area; or
Completion of EMT program; or Completion of medical assistant program; or
One (1) year of medical assistant work experience within the last three (3) years; or
One (1) year of care partner or equivalent work experience within the last three (3) years; or
One (1) year of military corpsman experience within the last three (3) year

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Functions under direction of a licensed independent practitioner, manager and/or RN. in providing patient care, emotional support, and problem solving; all in accordance with hospital, nursing and unit policy/procedure.
Requires prior approval or guidance from supervisor: time/schedule changes; legal issues; directed care which deviates from standard; and identify educational resources to meet developmental needs.
Job Duties may include the handling, transportation, access to and/or contact with medications and related supplies.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
OR Support Assistants work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served:
All age groups

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: describe exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Problem solving, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

Varies by Need (United States of America)

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.