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Surgical Aide

NH-United States-Dover Apply View Saved Jobs Job ID 3259837 Date posted 09/19/2023
Surgical Aide-(3259837)


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation’s top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the ninth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

The Operating Room (OR) Surgical Aide is a trained member of the Operating Room team.The OR Surgical Aide works under the direct supervision of the OR surgical team to aide in efficient workflows for timely care of the surgical patients during the intra-operative phase of care.

  • 1. Assists with care provision (under direction of the Surgical Team)

oUnder the direction of the Surgical Team, assist with moving, lifting, and positioning patients

oDemonstrate knowledge of positioning and positioning devices used by Surgical Team during surgical cases

oDemonstrate knowledge of surgical asepsis and traffic control while working within the OR suite, wearing PPE as appropriate

oMaintain working knowledge of set up and break down processes for Operating Room specific equipment (including but not limited to positioning aids, mobile suctions, surgical tables)

oPrior to start of surgical day, and in between cases as needed, inventory basic carts in all operating rooms, ensuring a par level is met for the OR.

2. Assists in maintaining OR equipment and orderliness of equipment storage.

oDemonstrates a basic knowledge of the use of OR equipment

oAssists in keeping equipment storage areas neat and organized, according to defined layout for easy equipment retrieval and to minimize equipment damage.

oAssists in anticipating the need for equipment and bringing to OR staff when needed for case.

oAssists in returning equipment to storage room after use, keeping hallways clear of unneeded equipment.

oDisinfects used equipment before returning it to storage

oAssists in visually inspecting equipment and reporting equipment needing service to leadership and/or clinical engineering

oReturns OR beds in storage to neutral position with standard accessories accounted for

oAssists in disinfecting and organizing lead aprons on rack after use.

oAssists in organizing fracture table accessories on the accessory cart.

oAssists in inventorying 02 tanks in each OR and ensuring a full tank in each OR at the start of the day.

3. Ensures the Timely Transport of Surgical Specimens and blood to the Pathology/Lab

oDelivers specimens to the Pathology lab according to defined schedule

oDocuments specimen delivery and receipt on the specimen log

oDelivers blood draws to the Lab promptly for required intraoperative lab draws

4. Utilizes organizational skills to assure smooth functioning of department operations.

oRuns errands as required, assisting with special procedures, and other tasks as indicated

oKeeps scrub sinks stocked with hand scrub solutions, scrub brushes and masks, and keeps the scrub areas neat and clean

oAssists with the orientation to Surgical Aide duties of new or transferred employees

oPrioritizes delegated tasks based on patient care needs and unit activities

oRequests assistance with delegated tasks when needed or unsure

oCompletes work/assignments within allotted time, reporting unfinished responsibilities

oAssists pick room staff with stocking of generic room stock as needed.

oChecks inventory levels of fluid and blanket warmers daily.

oArrange for transport of inpatient beds for patients who will stay overnight or for observation.


  • Experience Minimum Required

oExperience working in the Operating Room in an ancillary position, MA, EMT, or comparable role within the last 12 months

·Experience Preferred/Desired

o2-4 years’ experience working as a Surgical Aide, MA, EMT, or comparable role


·Education Minimum Required

oHigh school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience

·Education Preferred/Desired\

oRequired educational degree/certificate to support preferred experience

·Training Minimum Required


·Training Preferred/Desired


Special Skills Minimum Required

oBasic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, strong organizational skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·Special Skills Preferred/Desired


Licensure and/or Certifications Required


·Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired

oState of NH Medical Technician license or equivalent State license (i.e. EMT) 

EEO Statement

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community.  We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Primary Location

:NH-Dover-WDH Main Hospital

Work Locations

WDH Main Hospital
789 Central Ave


:Nursing Support-Other


:Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)


Standard Hours:40


:Day Job

Employee Status

Recruiting Department:WDH OR

Job Posting

:Sep 18, 2023


"The best thing about my job at Wentworth-Douglass is my co-workers; they are like family and I genuinely love to come to work!"

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"I chose to come to WDH for many reasons: the location, the friendliness, and the welcoming environment I was surrounded with when I first entered. Walking into WDH you immediately feel at ease. It's like you aren't even in a hospital; it's clean, calming, and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. My department is a constant learning experience due to the need of radiology throughout the hospital. Anyone thinking of working here…DO IT! You won't regret it. If you're looking for an incredible job, full of wonderful experiences and great staff, don't hold yourself back. "

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"When I began at WDH I was amazed at the technology and access to resources that are available to me which supports my day to day job function enabling me to be accurate, efficient and collect supportive data to make a difference for the future of the hospital, physicians, staff and our patients. Since being at WDH I have vastly built on my skill set as a Case Manager thanks to the expertise of the physician advisors, my manager and team of seasoned, expert Case Managers. WDH offers, encourages and supports professional growth with a strong team atmosphere. I have been encouraged to become involved in committees that promote positive change within my team. I feel I have a voice and can make a difference for the better.
My career as a Registered Nurse has become a lot clearer since joining my WDH team. I would say to anyone looking to advance his or her career, feel supported and belong to an awesome organization has a commitment to their community health; WDH is the place for you. "

Case Manager


"I chose to come to WDH because of its reputation. I had always heard such great things about the hospital and the staff. Coming here, I have found the teamwork is what I have enjoyed most; the staff have been so welcoming and have treated me like family. I love my job and the management is by far the best I have ever experienced. Anyone thinking of applying to WDH should definitely do it!"

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"I did not know what I wanted to pursue as a career, but I knew I wanted to be in the medical field. I took a Phlebotomy course to get my foot in the door and got hired at WDH. Ten years later, I am still here and loving it every day. Not only do I love my coworkers, who have become my close friends, but I love the diversity of my job. Often times I feel people overlook what we do, but not only do we provide compassion and skill in our job to the patients, but we also get to see behind the scenes; working closely with the medical staff ensuring patients are getting accurate results. I feel rewarded at the end of everyday knowing that I have played a role in helping the patients get the proper treatment they need."



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