Operating Room Assistant

Regular Part-Time

Location:

901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

Job Category:

CentraState Medical Center

Primary Shift:

Day

Work Schedule:

11A-7P

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Overview

Functions as a member of the surgical team under the direct supervision of a RN.  Responsible for transporting patients from their rooms to surgery, from one area to another within the department of surgical services and the hospital.  Responsible for additional functions including assisting in general cleaning, running errands, relaying messages, assisting with patient care and room turnover.

Responsibilities

  • Correctly identifies patients and safely transports them to and from the operating room, holding area, or post anesthesia care area.
  • Helps turnover OR suites.
  • Assists in positioning, lifting and transferring patients as directed.
  • Assists with case set up for assigned rooms.
  • Cleans designated supply areas and adheres to Infection Control and departmental guideline in doing so.
  • Cleans designated equipment in area assigned and adheres to guidelines.
  • Assists with general upkeep of area to provide safe, clean, organized environment.
  • Performs between case clean-up of anesthesia equipment and maintains changing circuits and tubing.
  • Communicates with Sterile Processing to obtain supplies as needed.
  • Obtains necessary equipment, supplies and positioning aides for cases.
  • Restocks sterile supplies in OR storage areas and OR rooms as needed.
  • Returns clean equipment to equipment storage area.
  • Checks and stocks solutions, rotating inventory as needed.
  • Orders and maintains adequate par levels for all anesthesia supplies and equipment.
  • Completes assignments in timely manner and utilizes time effectively.
  • Reports equipment problems to appropriate person.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Autoclave use.
  • Stocks anesthesia carts as directed.
  • Stocks anesthesia closet/supply area as directed.
  • Performs BI test/A test.
  • Transport specimens, equipment or supplies utilizing appropriate and safe techniques.
  • Retrieves blood from Blood Bank.
  • Performs and documents temperature, humidity checks for OR room. Performs and documents temperature checks for refrigerator/freezer.
  • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patients’ individual needs.
  • Affirms the patient’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the patients cared for. Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
Qualifications

Qualifications

 

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

Work Experience:

  • One-year clinical experience in accredited hospital with OR experience preferred.

 

Licenses and Certifications:

  • BLS certification required.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to understand the operation of some equipment and machinery and ability function independently. Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

About Us

CentraState Healthcare System aims to enhance the health and well-being of our communities through the compassionate delivery of quality healthcare. We are confident that you will find success within CentraState Healthcare System, which is Magnet Recognized and was designation a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work®. When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing in high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in healthcare, and making a difference in our community.

 

We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.

 

Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!

 

What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • Leading edge technology
  • Great staff-to-patient ratio’s
  • Career Development and Growth Opportunity
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Comprehensive Retirement / Savings Programs
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.

 

Additionally, CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.