Job Description

Operating Room Aide


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

BCLS required.

Previous orderly or hospital associated experience desirable.

Successful completion of Medical Terminology course or demonstration of equivalent experience. Will be enrolled in Medical Terminology within first 6 months.

Exercises courtesy, pleasantness and tact in dealing with others in normal working conditions and stressful situations. Able to present a good hospital image to the public. Usually subject to elements of time pressure, constant interruption of activities, and noise.

May be required to work extra to cover sick, LOA's and vacations.


Supervision received from the Surgical Services Clinical Coordinator II (weekend).

Exercises no supervision activities.

Assist in orientation of new personnel.


 Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below: __Neonatal (birth-1 mo) __Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) __Infant (1 mo-1 yr) __Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) __ Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) __ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) __Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) __Geriatric (65 yrs & above) __Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X_All ages (birth & above) __No direct clinical contact with patients 


  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills 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 and PACU.

  • 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 and PACU 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.

  • Works collaboratively and effectively with the (Surgical Services team) Perianesthesia, OR, and MPR staff.

  • Will work every Saturday and Sunday from 6:45 a.m. - 7:15 p.m. Will receive an 8 hour incentive for the 24 hours worked.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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