Surgery OR Assistant

  • Requisition ID: 179494
  • Department: 400201 Surgery
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Varies
  • Category: Service workers

Position Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Surgical Supervisor, this position assists with the peri-operative care in a technical support staff function.

Nature and Scope:

This position serves a patient population of Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric.


This position works with and adapts to the different needs and requests of the management staff, circulating nurse, anesthesiologists, and surgeons.


This position assists the circulating nurse in the set-up and breakdown of equipment required before, during, and after each procedure, and reports any equipment malfunctions to the circulating nurse or Surgical Supervisor.  This position sets up (but does not operate) the following equipment:  anesthesia machine, monitoring equipment, bovie machine, suctions, craniotomy table, ortho tables, microscopes, tanks, and operating lights, and other related equipment.


It is common to encounter potential hazards in the healthcare environment.  Some of these hazards could include, but are not limited to: radiation, toxic chemicals, biological hazards, heat, noise, dust and stress.  Renown Health has a Safety Management Program in place that addresses these issues.


Other related duties, flexible hours, and overtime may be required.



AORN Standards, Recommended Practices and Guidelines, 2004.

Surgical Attire, pg. 223.

Endoscopes – Cleaning and Processing, pg. 261.

Hazards in the Surgical Environment, pg. 301.

Instruments and Powered Equipment – Care and Cleaning, pg. 309.

Packaging Systems – Selection and Use, pg. 329.

Traffic Patters in the Perioperative Practice Setting, pg. 397.



1.                    Demonstrates behavior consistent with the RENOWN HEALTH Standards of Conduct.

2.                    Basic hand-eye coordination.

3.                    Skills for function as a member of the surgical team and perform duties learned through an orientation.

4.                    Functional knowledge of anatomy, surgical procedures, and equipment.

5.                    Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patients served.


This position does provide patient care.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Minimum Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.


One-year clinical experience in a medical field preferred.




Heartsaver CPR with AED required within the 1st 90 days of employment.

Computer / Typing:

Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.


Renown Health exists to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. And it is through your passion that this mission is made real every day. The relationship with employees is the foundation for success as we proceed with our strategic direction. We strive to build upon this solid partnership by offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the diverse needs of employees and their family members.

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    Education Assistance

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    Paid Time Off

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    401(k) Company Match

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    Flexible Work Environment