Operating Room Assistant (1.0 FTE, Rotating)

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United Health Workers

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shifts

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

The Operating Room Assistant is responsible for assisting the nursing staff in receiving, caring for and transporting patients to and from the perioperative region. Other duties include: cleaning and maintaining patient care equipment and providing supplies and equipment as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Actively participates in quality control, quality assurance and preventive maintenance activities.

  • Attends and participates in equipment and supply in-services, evaluations and staff meetings.

  • Completes all designated assignments in an accurate and efficient manner.

  • Contributes in a positive manner to unit and department.

  • Disposes of trash and linen per the hospital protocol.

  • Identifies and shares recommendations for containing costs in assigned area.

  • Maintains an effective working relationship with staff, managers, physicians, patients and their families.

  • May perform patient care functions according to hospital and region policies and procedures. Examples of tasks include: shave preps,

  • non-invasive monitoring, specimen collection, ambulating and repositioning patients.

  • May receive instruments and equipment from assigned OR rooms, removes items tagged "broken" by nurse, and cleans rooms and equipment according to protocol.

  • Participates in the monitoring and documenting of quality improvement issues.

  • Participates on unit, department or hospital committees as requested.

  • Performs housekeeping/stocking duties in order to maintain a clean, safe work environment.

  • Practices aseptic techniques according to established standards of care and infection control policies.

  • Prioritizes work using available resources.

  • Proactively uses the problem solving process to identify, prevent or resolve inter-or intradepartmental problems.

  • Responds to, documents and distributes items as requested in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for self assessment of skill level and seeking resources to learn new skills, equipment, or procedures to maintain currency in position.

  • Supports administrative decisions and assures implementation and compliance with all department, institutional and regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Transports/receives patients, equipment, supplies, blood products and specimens within the region and hospital according to policies and procedure.

  • Works with clinical educator to orient new staff members and crosstrains to select anesthesia technician role functions (LPCH only).

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: None required

License/Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to be flexible in assignment and able to work different shifts if required.

  • Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations.

  • Ability to learn and evaluate new equipment and procedures quickly.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to problem-solve effectively using appropriate resources. Is productive in workflow, skills and organization.

  • Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.

  • Ability to provide care as needed and as described in the departments policies and procedures.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.

  •  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation methods, practices, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of location, operation and maintenance of common equipment and supplies located in the operating room region.

  • Knowledge of protocols for patient records.

  • Knowledge of role in emergency response.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.