OR Control Clerk

Under general supervision but according to established policies and procedures coordinates the flow of patients through the OR and ensures that all identification procedures are followed and that all laboratory tests and medication were administered as ordered by physicians. Provides communication services to physicians and OR personnel taking and relaying messages and performs related duties as assigned.


Reviews the surgery schedule and notifies the nursing unit of the patient and surgery time. Notifies the physician and support medical team of the surgery time. Dispatches Orderlies to transport the patient from the nursing unit to the OR.

Checks patients into the OR reviewing and verifying identification materials ensuring that all release permits have been properly executed and verifying that all ordered laboratory tests have been completed and that all medication ordered have been administered.

Contacts the laboratory and nursing units as appropriate to complete missing or vague information from the patient charts.

Coordinates the assignment of OR cases to the rooms notifying OR personnel of changes in the surgery schedule delays and the like.

Notifies appropriate nursing personnel of changes in the OR schedule as well as support departments such as Anesthesia Perfusion and the like.

Answers the telephone and takes and relays messages for physicians and OR personnel provides paging services to residents and physicians and otherwise serves as a communication contact for the OR (i.e. receiving updated laboratory reports calling of X-rays and the like).

Contacts physician�s offices in order to inform them of assigned surgery times.

Coordinates the transportation of patients from the OR to recovery areas by notifying Orderlies to transport patients and by verifying that appropriate transportation vehicles are available.

Maintains records of all cases processed and assists in generating activity statistics assist in updating patient profiles and performs other duties as assigned.


Other information:

A level of knowledge generally obtained through completion of high school.

The interpersonal skills necessary to interface effectively with physicians OR personnel and others.

A high degree of customer service skills is required.

A knowledge of basic medical terminology in order to be familiar with OR procedures laboratory tests etc.

Proficient computer skills.

The ability to learn department software in order to enter and access information.


One to three months of job-related experience (including orientation) is required.


Work is occasionally performed under stressful conditions.




Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 2


Union: IBT