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Operating Room Aide

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

High School education or G.E.D. desirable.

BCLS required.

Previous orderly or hospital associated experience desirable.

ORGANIZATION

Supervision received from the Manager of the Operating Room, Operating Room Coordinators, RN's and Surgical Techs.

Exercises no supervision activities.

Specific Duties

  • Supports the mission statement of MMC: Munson Medical center is the core of a regional health system. In partnership with physicians, we provide quality, compassionate, comprehensive and cost-effective services for improvement of the health of our patients and the communities we serve.

  • Embraces and supports the CQI philosophy of Munson Medical Center: We are committed to the name "Munson" meaning excellence. We will provide services that meet our customers' requirements every time.

  • Adheres to ESP House Rules at all times.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, lift, and push for long periods of time, utilizing proper body mechanics.

  • Safely transports surgical patients to and from the operating room.

  • Cleans the OR Suites and equipment following hospital approved policies and procedures.

  • Assists with positioning and prepping patients within the OR.

  • Obtains equipment/supplies for the OR Staff, and returns them to their proper storage place when no longer in use.

  • Delegated by the Director of Surgical Services the ability to stock non-controlled medications in multiple locations in the OR. Delivers non-controlled medications to the OR Suite/Pre-Op Holding at the request of licensed personnel.

  • Maintains stocking levels within the OR of items not stocked by distribution.

  • Delivers surgical specimens/sends specimens through the pneumatic tube system following established procedures.

  • Opens sterile supplies as directed by the OR Staff, retrieves items from the autoclave following established procedures.

  • Maintains visibility in the OR area at all times and communicates with OR Staff when leaving the department. Wears a pager at all times. Communicates with other OR Aides in order to provide optimum support to the OR Suites.

  • Delivers/Retrieves items from other departments within the hospital as directed by charge nurse or OR Staff.

  • Answers telephone and takes messages as appropriate.

  • Safety is a self-responsibility. Know the physical requirements of the job and work within those guidelines. Perform job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques. Plan your actions to promote safety. Report any unsafe situation/equipment according to hospital procedure.

  • Follows all department policies/procedures/guidelines appropriate to their job description.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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