OR Perioperative Assistant I
Assembles and maintains supplies, equipment and instruments for anesthesia setup and all surgical procedures. Transports patients and performs other related support activities in the operating room. Cleans Operating Room for cases to follow and end of day cleaning and ancillary areas of the OR.
Performs preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative support activities to assist the nursing team caring for surgical/procedural patients.
Transports patients to and from various areas of the hospital, cleans transport devices, and assists with patient transfers and positioning.
Assists in maintaining a clean, sanitary, and safe work environment through the maintenance of egress corridors; organization and cleaning of work areas, storerooms, patient bays, computers , and monitors; performance of post-case/post-care cleaning following established policies; performance of terminal and isolation cleaning if necessary including the daily/weekly cleaning of mobile fluid-waste equipment; cleaning/ stocking of scrub sinks/housekeeping carts; and cleaning/ stocking of warmers and autoclaves. This includes the cleaning and preparation of the work area for next shift.
Transports specimens and records specimen delivery in designated log books and adds fixative to specimens when needed. Transports Blood and Blood Products.
Provides respiratory support by properly setting up equipment needed for oxygen administration including the changing of tank regulators and checking of tank volumes.
Follows all departmental policies and procedures including the reporting of equipment/room repairs to appropriate personnel and departments.
Assists in routine unit operations as directed/needed to assure smooth communication and functioning of the unit.
Relays accurate telephone, visitor, patient, and healthcare provider messages to appropriate persons in a timely manner.
Transports linens, trash, and bio hazardous case carts/materials according to established polices wearing PPE and ensuring correct signage is in place prior to transport.
Follows UVA protocol and performs terminal cleaning.
Demonstrates safe use of equipment.
Provides a positive image in performance, conduct, and appearance.
Provides effective, professional communication skills in all interactions.
Maintains current knowledge of role through attendance at all mandatory educational programs.
Applies principles of infection control and safety, including proper handling, cleaning, and or disposal of equipment/supplies used in all cases.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
EXPERIENCE: None Required. Six (6) months of related experience preferred.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Certifications may be required based on department.