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Beth Israel Lahey Health Medical Aide - Operating Room - 40 Hours - Days in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

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Day (United States of America)

Facilitates the efficiency of the Operating Room by performing a variety of duties associated with the care of surgical patients, as designated by the Operating Room Manager.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  1. Transports patients, including those who have received preoperative medication, to and from the Operating Room.

  2. Provides supportive conversation to preoperative patients.

  3. Observes and report unusual findings or changes in patient conditions to the responsible nurse.

  4. Participates in the positioning of anesthetized and non-anesthetized patients.

  5. Performs simple treatments and other routine duties of preoperative care, including shave preps of the surgical site.

  6. Participates in providing a safe, aseptic, and orderly environment for patients in the Operating Room.

  7. Handles simple/complex Operating Room equipment. Collects and sets up the equipment needed for complex surgical procedures, including the fracture table, pacemaker table, arthroscopy equipment, laminectomy frame, and video equipment.

  8. Performs non-patient, care-oriented duties, including errand running, as directed by the Operating Room Nurse Manager.

  9. Communicates effectively with other members of the health care team.

  10. Assists in the cleaning and preparation of rooms before the start of surgical procedures.

  11. Checks medical/surgical stock supply levels and stock instrument levels. Places orders with Materials Management and resupplies shelves.

  12. Checks and restocks each Operating Room suite according to established par levels.

  13. Reports broken or missing equipment to the nursing manager. Coordinates repairs with Engineering or Materials Management.

  14. Makes recommendations for adjustments in supply par levels based on usage.

  15. Works with Materials Management and team leaders with supply procurement including communicating ordering information, receiving logging, and distributing special orders or equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Read, comprehend, and follow verbal and written instructions, normally acquired through the completion of high school education or equivalent educational preparation.

  2. One year of hospital or healthcare-related experience is preferred.

  3. Good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients and staff throughout the day.

Physical Requirements & Environment:

  1. Normal hospital environment.

  2. Exposure to infectious diseases, chemicals, and other toxic agents.

  3. Ability to walk and stand for up to 90% of work time, push and pull heavy weights (including patients), and lift 50 lbs.

  4. Fine motor control for limited periods to perform patient treatments.

  5. Repetitive hand movements and grasping.

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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 ( about this requirement.

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