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Beth Israel Lahey Health Operating Room Attendant, Full Time, Day Shift in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Operating Room Attendant, Full Time, Days

Job Description:

Principal Duties and Essential Functions:

Operating Room Responsibilities

  • Responsible for checking the OR bed or positioning devices for proper attachments

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of all tables and positioning devices and attachments

  • Clean all positioning equipment and bed attachments prior to putting away

  • Demonstrate initiative to put away extra equipment when not in use

  • Adhere to standard and resistant organism precautions

  • Wear personal protective attire appropriate for task being performed (i.e., gown, goggles, gloves)

  • Observe for and attend to blood or body fluid spills

  • Work effectively with other staff as a member of the surgical team

  • Respond to intercom calls in a timely manner

  • Assume responsibility for prompt room turnover times

  • Complies with on-call responsibilities

  • Responds within 60 minutes when on-call (unless another time frame is established by the Nursing Coordinator).

  • Assists staff in the PACU or other Surgical Services unit(s), as necessary

Patient Prep

  • Delivers appropriate positioning equipment to each room

  • Assists in positioning of patients for surgical procedures

  • Holds extremities for skin prep

  • Delivers PACU stretchers/patient beds to room upon request from primary/associate nurse

  • Assists in transferring the patients from the OR table to the PACU or patient's bed and assists in transferring patients to PACU when necessary

Room Turnover

  • Responsible for room turnovers between cases

  • Clean room according to guidelines

  • Dispose of soiled linen and replace with clean laundry bag

  • Dispose of trash and re-line buckets with plastic liners

  • Mops floor with a clean mop and disinfectant solution after every case

  • Empties suction canisters into safety station in dirty utility room

  • Manages the emptying, cleaning, and dispersion of fluid management system

  • Replaces clean suction canisters and tubing at each suction regulator in the OR

  • Cleans and re-makes OR bed and/or stretcher

  • Restocks room as necessary


  • High School Graduate or Equivalent

  • American Heart Association Heartsaver or BLS Certification

Additional REQUIRED Qualifications/Skills :

  • Ability to assist with lifting heavy patients and equipment

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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