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Operating Room Assistant II - Atrium Health University City Full-Time Days

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 117489
Job Family: Support Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: M-F 0600-2:30, with some holiday call coverage
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11031005730170-Operating Room


Atrium Health University City provides health care services in the University City, Mint Hill, North Mecklenburg and Southwest Cabarrus regions in North Carolina. The award-winning maternity center provides personalized support and education throughout pregnancy, delivery and recovery, while the Emergency Department has more than 65,000 patient visits every year. Specialties also include cancer care, diabetes care, heart care, neuroscience, rehabilitation and much more. With the on-site Farmer’s Market and Teaching Garden, our teammates and community members have easy access to local, fresh foods, highlighting the nutritional and environmental benefit of locally grown produce.

Job Summary

Assists the surgical team by performing direct and indirect patient care duties.

Essential Functions

  • Makes recommendations for increasing and decreasing PAR levels, and deletion of items.
  • Ensures that supplies are handled, stored, and maintained in a secure environment.
  • Performs daily and terminal cleaning of OR supply areas, OR’s, and all lounges, including male and female locker rooms and restrooms, all hallways, storage areas, and sub-sterile areas at facilities where these duties are not completed by Environmental Services.
  • Assists with positioning of patient. Responsible for operation of patient positioning equipment.
  • Performs room turnover to include moving patients from operating room table to stretcher or bed, as well as trash and linen removal, mopping floors, and cleaning furniture.
  • Stocks supplies to include mask, caps, shoe covers, soap dispensers, and scrub brushes.
  • Fills blanket and fluid warmers and stocks sub-sterile areas with specimen cups, suction attachments and containers.
  • Assists with orientation of operating room assistants.

Physical Requirements
Must have the use of both hands and all fingers for gripping, speed work and precision during the manipulation of equipment and in the case of the surgery patient. Vision and hearing for distances of up to twenty feet is necessary. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors. Requires frequent long, or irregular work hours, rotating shifts, walking on hard surfaces, being near moving equipment, changes in temperature, humidity, and exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens. Works inside with occasional intermittent noise and exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, and chemicals. Handles equipment and monitoring supplies. Communication skills, both oral and written, to interact with patients and hospital staff is required. Strenuous physical effort will require walking, stretching, bending, climbing stairs, twisting, squatting or kneeling in moving/positioning the anesthetized patient by lifting, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 51 pounds in handling patients and clinical equipment/supplies.

Education, Experience and Certifications.
High School Diploma or GED preferred. 1 year of experience as an Operating Room Assistant I required. BLS required per policy guidelines within 90 days of hire.