Operating Room Assistant | Surgery | Memorial Hospital of South Bend at Beacon Health Systems

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: South Bend, Indiana

Job Description:

    • Reports to the Director, Patient Care Services/Supervisor in the assigned area. Provides technical support services to the surgical team. Assists in the peri-operative care in a technical support staff function; communicates with surgeons, anesthesiologists and surgical services staff, interdepartmental communication, Sterile Processing, Distribution, Lab, Blood Bank, Pharmacy, and Housekeeping.


    • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.

    • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.

    • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.


    • Education and Experience
      • The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a high school diploma or equivalent; successful completion of a planned instructional operating room sponsored orientation; and one year of clinical experience in an accredited hospital with operating room experience preferred.

    • Knowledge & Skills

      • Requires successful completion of a practical and written Heart Saver CPR exam with a 90% or higher passing rate prior to the completion of the incumbent's 90 day introductory period.

      • Requires basic knowledge of safety, departmental, hospital and emergency disaster procedures.

      • Requires basic knowledge of anatomy and surgical procedures, maintenance of aseptic technique, isolation techniques, and post mortem care procedures.

      • Requires knowledge of maintenance and care of surgical supplies and equipment.

      • Requires ability to read and write at such level as to comprehend doctor preference cards and order case carts and supplies legibly and clearly.

      • Demonstrates verbal ability necessary to communicate with patients and cognitive ability to understand instructions received from nursing staff.

      • Demonstrates ability to work independently, establishing priorities, working effectively in an environment with interruptions and maintaining cooperative relationships with nursing staff and other personnel in all areas.

    • Working Conditions

      • Works in the Operating Room environment and is exposed to physically, emotionally and mentally demanding situations.

      • May be exposed to punctures from needles, cuts from instruments, infections, exposure to electrical shocks, laser technology, and some exposure to x-rays.

    • Physical Demands
      • Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.