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OR Assistant Job

Job Number: RIH17650

Job Title: OR assistant

Department: Inpatient Operating Room - 1013121

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

High School Diploma or GED required.

Ability to recognized changes in patient's condition and report such to nursing personnel.

Ability to perform simple numerical calculations in order to calculate and requisition supplies.

Knowledge of aseptic techniques in order to ensure proper cleaning of rooms, equipment and materials.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

Ability to read, write and understand English, with ability to perform simple numerical calculations.

One to three months’ on-the-job training and experience.

Under general supervision, but according to established policies and procedures, performs variety of non-medical duties in support of Surgical Services. Such activities include, but are not limited to, transporting patients to and from Operating Room; Reviews preoperative patient charts in order to ensure that all forms shown on a checklist have been signed by the appropriate Nurse and or Surgeon; informs appropriate nursing personnel of discrepancy. Responsible for picking up and/or delivering supplies, materials, specimens, cultures and the like. Assists in preoperative scrubs; assists in lifting, positioning and supporting patients. Cleans and prepares equipment utilized in surgical procedures; prepares material for sterilization. Assists in cleaning and maintaining the operating rooms. Assembles charge form packets.