OR Aide – Outpatient Surgery Center – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The OR Aide, under the direction of the Unit’s Nurse, is responsible for the care and safety of any patients assigned to the Aide and for performing technical and support duties for assigned areas of the Unit.

Essential Duties:

  • The Aide is responsible for transporting or assisting in the transport of surgical patients to and from Unit.
  • Assists the unit’s Nursing staff with moving and positioning patients within the Unit, utilizing sound principles of body mechanics.
  • Adheres to all Infection Control Policies & Procedures especially in handwashing and isolation protocols
  • Adheres to Handoff Communication among caregivers
  • Any special equipment needed for transport is available and ready for use.
  • Maintains inventory of designated supplies and equipment at appropriate levels.
  • Maintains designated equipment for proper functioning.
  • Participates in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates flexibility in accepting and completing assignments.
  • Uses equipment and supplies in a cost effective and responsible manner and actively supports cost containment efforts.
  • Is both self-directed and collegial, contributing positively to overall customer service and patient satisfaction.
  • Completes duties as assigned by manager or designee.
  • Responsible for adhering to hospital policies, Title 22, and JCAHO standards.
  • Is a team player.
  • Displays positive attitude.
  • Patient Transport: Prioritizes assignments and workload to ensure timely and efficient patient transport. Applies principles of body mechanics in transporting patients, beds or other equipment. Safely transports patients to and from surgery. Assists Same Day Surgery & PACU RN’s when requested
  • Clinical Support: Arranges workload assignments to ensure availability for assisting with nursing staff needs in the OR, PACU, and Pre/Post-Op areas. Gathers and assists in assembling supplies, equipment or positioning aids needed for perioperative patient care. Stocks designated supplies in the OR, PACU, and Pre/Post-Op areas.
  • Infection Control Practices: Adheres to universal precautions Adheres to aseptic technique
  • Supplies and Equipment: Maintains inventory of designated supplies and equipment at appropriate par levels. Maintains equipment for proper functioning Maintains adequate inventory and variety of compressed gas tanks.
  • Collaborates with licensed staff on issues related to patient needs and communicates to enhance outcomes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak, read and write English proficiently.
  • Req Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref 1 year Experience as a Nursing Assistant or Orderly in an acute hospital setting.
  • Pref Certified Nursing Assistant (CA DPH)

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $18.20 – $30.97. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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