OR Assistant/Cleaning Technician

Western Connecticut Health Network – Norwalk, CT

Welcome to Western Connecticut Health Network, a comprehensive group of Hospitals, Medical Practices and Home Care designed to know our patients well. WCHN is comprised of Danbury, New Milford, and Norwalk Hospital as well as Western Connecticut Home Care, and Western Connecticut Medical Group. We are united by our mission to improve the health and well-being of those who live in the communities we proudly call home. We believe our dedicated and talented employees are the cornerstone of providing the best in patient care, and we are seeking qualified and compassionate individuals to enhance the delivery of care to the communities we serve.
The purpose of the Operating Room Assistant is to perform service functions that support the delivery of patient care in the Operating Room.These functions include but are not limited to: patient transportation, maintenance and cleaning of equipment and operating rooms, stocking supplies and running errands.Additionally, OR Assistant s perform a surgical scrub and hold retractors during certain procedures.
1.Transports patients to and from the operating room area. Ensure patient safety. Reports any patient complaints. Assists nursing with lifting, rolling, moving, and transferring patients to and from the operating room bed. Assists in positioning patients for surgery. Holds limbs and assists circulator in sterile prepping.
2.Transports specimens to the laboratory, runs unit errands to and from ancillary units, such as pharmacy, medical records, radiology, ASU, medical units, etc.
3.Re-stocks supplies, non-specialty carts, prep carts,and fills the blanket warmers in the sterile core as needed. Washes sinks and other plumbing fixtures and replaces supplies, such as paper-towels, soaps and toilet paper as needed. Polishes metal or other bright surfaces, cleaning glass and enamel fixtures with proper cleaning chemicals. Retrieves x-rays, nourishment, and linen daily.Puts nourishment supplies away.
4.Cleans operating room suites and other restricted areas in between cases in an efficient and timely manner, maintaining clean and unobstructed hallways and scrub areas. Cleans OR suites as assigned daily, vertical and horizontal surfaces that collect dust, and cleans tops of windows, door frames, TVs, and other high places, using ladder when necessary. Dusts, cleans and polishes furniture including beds. Cleans stretchers and beds and replaces sheets.
5.Disposes of all linen and trash in the appropriate manner, adhering to standard blood borne precautions. Empty and replace sharps containers in all rooms.
6.Mops floors in all areas on a daily basis. Wax, strip, and buff floors as needed (with additional training). Dry and wet mop floors of OR suites, other side areas, hallways and other areas as assigned, maintaining a clean, orderly area at all times.
7.Sets up the specialty tables and additional equipment for procedures for specific procedures Reports malfunctions or broken equipment to the manager or charge nurse in a timely manner. Returns cleaned equipment to respective location after use, maintains equipment storage rooms. Operates operating room based sterilization equipment (i.e., steris, autoclaves).
8.Demonstrates positive performance behavior by listening and accepting instructions from the surgical team in a supportive, positive manner. Demonstrates ability to receive and give messages correctly. Communicates to patients, families, physicians and healthcare workers using caring and thoughtful words Performs other job related duties as assigned by Director, Manager, or Nurse.
9.Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.
10.Performs other duties as assigned.
Other information:
This position requires a minimum formal education of High School Diploma and minimum of six months job-related experience.
Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St
Org Unit: 416
Department: Operating Room
Work Type: Full-Time
Standard Hours: 40.00
FTE: 1.000000
Work Schedule: Eve/Night 8
Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No
High School Diploma
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

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