ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Operating Room Assistant
REPORTS TO POSITION: Supervisor, Main OR
DEPARTMENT: Operating Room
DATE LAST REVIEWED: October 10, 2019
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community,
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better
health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The St. Charles Health System's Operating
Room departments provide specialized care to patients throughout
their perioperative experience.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Operating Room Assistant is responsible
for maintaining the cleanliness in the operating rooms (OR). This
position also provides assistance with transport of patients and
transport of items throughout the hospital. In this role you will
maintain, prepare and move equipment and supplies within the
This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Maintain a clean environment in the Operating Rooms.
Ensure all beds, tables, positioners and supplies are available
Provide support to O.R. staff to consist of cleaning O.R.'s,
offices, bathrooms, common areas, pre-op and PACU.
Complete unit specific and annual CBL's and competencies on
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable
laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the
organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical
and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of
applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational
investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED
Required: The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life
Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS/CPR) certification required by
date of hire. Surgical Cleaning Technician Certification within 1
year of hire
Preferred: Some institutional housekeeping experience
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Patient Care Level 3
Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard
operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability
to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling
1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for
Home Health and Wound Caregivers.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching,
climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds,
grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area),
operation of a motor vehicle.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
As Scheduled (may include weekends and holidays)
Shift Start & End Time: