Operating Room Assistant DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Operating Room Assistant is responsible for following hospital regulations/policies regarding cleaning, biohazard waste disposal, linen distribution, restocking and communication with ancillary departments as needed. This individual may also be called to assist in an OR suite with limited patient care, i.e., assisting with moving, transporting, or aiding the RN Circulator with limited patient contact. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Maintaining cleanliness of the operating rooms. Demonstrates ability to clean and damp dust vents and high surface areas. Appropriately utilizes the Universal Protocol as directed. Cleans and disinfects floors, walls, and horizontal surfaces, according to assigned schedule and infection control standards. Soiled linen is collected in closed bags and transported to laundry receptacle. Assists with proper positioning of patients when directed to do so. Performs duties such as Dusting, surface disinfection, mopping, sweeping, and buffing. Demonstrates knowledge of handling both regular and Biohazard trash and containers. Turnovers are timely while maintaining attention to detail by having proper room set-up, including suction canisters Terminal cleaning Safe transports patients with concern for patient comfort and safety. Handles specimens competently and in a timely manner anticipating the needs of the surgical team according to the daily schedule. Competently performs unit specific procedures The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE High School Diploma/GED. Physical Demands/Work Environment Uses time efficiently. Must be detail oriented and follow through with tasks assigned. Uses floor scrubber and cleaning solutions as per training. Position regularly works with various cleaning chemicals. Work requires a variety of physical activities including standing and walking for long periods of time, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and lifting. The work environment may be physically confining. Visual acuity is required for a variety of specific activities. Must have normal hearing or utilize adaptive hearing devices if duties require listening with a stethoscope to discern breath sounds, heart sounds, and bowel sounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.