Job Details

Operating Room Attendant-Various Shifts

Job Number: 526813
Categories: Clinical
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

High school diploma or equivalent or graduate of formal program or documented on-job training and one to three (1-3) years or greater experience is required. **BCLS is required.**

Job Duties

Performs proper Operating Room decontamination procedures after each surgical procedure and as deemed necessary by surgical team. Collects and discards hospital waste using appropriate color-coded bag system. Performs duties using Standards Precautions and OSHA guidelines.
Orders, stocks, and monitors usage of routine Operating Room Attendant supplies, blankets, surgical solutions, hair covers, shoe covers, masks, scrub, brushes, and plastic liners at designated areas throughout surgical environment.
Transports and retrieves patients, patient floor and ICU beds, instruments, supplies, equipment, and labs to and from surgery and various other destinations throughout hospital and campus in timely and efficient manner.
Dons sterile gloves and any necessary personal protective equipment to assist Operating Room staff with transferring, prepping, and/or positioning surgical patient. Operates standard Operating Room equipment properly, safely and efficiently.
Responds to all reasonable requests, overhead pages, and beeps timely. Completes all on-call duties in timely and efficient manner and acts as first-line resource person to surgical team while on-call.
Organizes and prioritizes Operating Room Attendant tasks based on surgical schedule and identified need. Performs all Operating Room Attendant duties in manner that is cost effective without compromising quality patient care. Participates in unit based performance improvement activities.
Distributes Operating Room schedule throughout hospital and campus in efficient and timely manner.
Monitors and maintains Operating Room stretchers, beds, scrub sinks, and hallways for cleanliness and safety. Prepares, maintains, and dissambles Operating Room Attendant utility carts on daily basis.
Serves as technical subject matter expert, resource person, and/or preceptor to Operating Room staff and new Operating Room Attendants. Completes written clinical performance evaluations form in timely manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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