Operating Room Assistant - Perioperative Services

MaineHealth | Portland, ME

Posted Date 9/24/2019
Description Position Summary

Performs direct and indirect patient care in the perioperative setting and assists in maintaining a clean and safe environment. Supports the Operating Room team by providing help with cleaning procedure rooms, maintaining supplies, and restocking instruments. Transports patients to and from the OR. Preps patients before surgery and positions patients before, during, and after surgery.

Work Schedule: Once the full time training is completed (Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:00pm for 3-8 weeks depending on the individual), the permanent work schedule will be three 8 hour days

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent with two years work experience required.
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritize and coordinate work in a high stress, fast paced environment required.
    • Which involves responding to emergency situations and tight schedules.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills preferred.
  • Basic computer knowledge helpful.
  • Willing to work on rotating shifts.
  • Requires 3 to 6 weeks of on the job training in order to become familiar with:
    • Physical plant and operating room procedures including
    • Principles of asepsis
    • Operation of OR beds and equipment
    • Case cart checking procedures
    • Names of surgical instruments and equipment
    • Safe handling of O2 tanks.

  • Why Work Here

    Inside and out, you'll find what you're looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, Maine Medical Center has the depth and scope of services and opportunities that can challenge the new graduate or the experienced professional. We are committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals. We are proud to be part of the MaineHealth family, Maine's largest integrated health system of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations.

    Part-time positions with 20 or more hours are eligible for benefits!
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Paid Time Off
    • Retirement Benefits
    • Employee Discounts
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    Geographic Region
    Greater Portland/Casco Bay

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