Surgical AideNH-United States-Dover Apply View Saved Jobs Job ID 3259837 Date posted 09/19/2023
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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
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
oRequired educational degree/certificate to support preferred experience
·Training Minimum Required
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.