OR/ED ASSISTANT

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on May 15, 2020
Req #: 175107
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - NORTHWEST-MAIN OPERATING ROOM
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Posting Date: 12/16/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $16.56 - $24.11 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Night Shift 

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for an NIGHT SHIFT, PART TIME (0.6 FTE), OPERATING ROOM/OR ASSISTANT. The OR/ED Assistant is responsible for assisting with room turnover, housekeeping duties in the assigned area of the operating room, transportation of patients, and transport of specimens.   

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assists in cleaning and preparing surgical suite, assists in establishing par levels for ancillary supplies, checks linen supply and sub-sterile stock regularly and orders as necessary
  • Transports patients, assists with re-positioning and/or transfer of patients, delivers specimens to the appropriate destination, and transports blood products
  • Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of sterile/aseptic technique, infection control plans, preparation and usage of chemicals
  • Minimizes patients’ safety risks by following defined protocols and policies, lifts, positions, and transfers patients, ensures safety of the patient in the environment
  • Assists with emergency management as instructed (drills, emergencies, rapid response, codes, etc.)

    REQUIREMENTS
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

    DESIRED
  • Certified Nursing Assistant license for the State of Washington preferred
  • Intraoperative experience as an aide or orderly, or hospital  housekeeping experience preferred

    As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.