OPERATING ROOM ASSISTANT - HOI OPERATING ROOM (Irvine, CA, US)

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian • Irvine, CA 92606

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

The Operating Room Assistants primary functions include patient transport, general cleaning, equipment cleaning, gathering equipment, specimen transport, room turnover, performing shave preps as needed in pre-op area, and assisting OR team with patient care (positioning and prepping) under direction of RN/MD. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Supports Hoag Hospitals, Perioperative Services and Units mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.



Essential Functions

* Primary functions include patient transport, general cleaning, equipment cleaning, gathering equipment, specimen transport, room turnover, performing shave preps as needed in pre-op area, and assisting OR team with patient care (positioning and prepping) under direction of RN/ MD.

* Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct.

* Supports Hoag Hospitals, Perioperative Services and Units mission.

* Participates in the continuous quality improvement process.

* Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance.

* Room turnover goal is accomplished in 25 minutes or less.

* Have knowledge of all equipment used at HOI, and is qualified to troubleshoot equipment that is not working properly.

* Expertly assists with proper patient positioning under the direction of the other surgical team members.

* Takes stat specimens to the laboratory immediately.

* Understands the rationale for OR cleaning practices, and consistently demonstrates proper guidelines for room cleaning.

* Performs other duties as assigned.





Education, Training and Experience



Required:

* A high school diploma is required.

* BLS certification.

* Ability to follow instructions.

* Effective communication and interpersonal skills, organizational ability to position patients with minimal instruction.

Preferred:

* 1 year of Patient care experience in hospital setting. Skills and knowledge of equipment related to the surgical/ procedural environment.



Skills or Other Qualifications



Required:

* Critical thinking, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.

* Ability to communicate effectively on the patients behalf.

* Work well 1:1 and in a team to obtain better than expected outcomes.

* Possesses a knowledge of the business of healthcare along the continuum of care, clinical decision support data analysis/synthesis, and quality improvement, regulatory and legislative issues.

* Self-directed individual with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines, excellent attention to detail, and maintain a high level of work quality.

* Proven ability to interface with all customer levels (physicians, Organizational staff, insurance companies, patients and family members).

* Decisive and capable of exercising good judgment under pressure.

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Preferred:

* Qualified bilingual or multilingual candidates.

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, plus healthcare database systems.

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