Northwell Health Perioperative Assistant- OR in Huntington, New York

Req Number 001WCS

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Participates in room preparation and turnover, and other support activities as delegated by Perioperative RN and healthcare team members.

  • Acquires, stocks, and delivers supplies, laundry, and equipment in a timely and efficient manner. Uses supplies judiciously and in a cost-effective manner.

  • Prepares and ensures availability of stretchers and beds outside each OR.

  • Transports cultures/specimens to appropriate department.

  • Answers telephones and communicates professionally and effectively.

  • Performs related duties required to facilitate proper and efficient use of OR.

Transports and monitors patient for changes in condition and reports any changes to RN.

  • Operates transport equipment using safe techniques.

  • Confirms patient’s identity according to hospital policy.

  • Assists team with safe transfer of patients to/from patient units and within all areas of surgical services.

  • Announces patient’s arrival to RN and reports events during transport.

  • Maintains traffic patterns and unobstructed corridors according to policy.

  • Maintains cleanliness and proper functioning of transport equipment and reports mal-functioning equipment according to policy.

Uses and troubleshoots department equipment.

  • Ensures equipment is clean and functioning prior to use.

  • Communicates with RN regarding missing or malfunctioning equipment.

  • Initiates appropriate procedures for repair of equipment.

Monitors each case to ensure infection control measures are met.

  • Maintains “surgical conscience” and initiates corrective action when breaks in technique occur; communicates the same.

  • Adheres to safety and infection control policies; demonstrates knowledge and skills in waste disposal and standard precautions.

  • Maintains and monitors environmental controls.

  • Verifies operative site.

  • Holds extremity in proper anatomical position during prep.

Performs surgical shave and prep, as directed by the RN.

  • Verifies operative site.

  • During prep, holds extremity in proper anatomical position.

Uses appropriate body mechanics and collaborates with team members when transferring and positioning patients to ensure no injuries to patient and staff.

  • Uses proper body mechanics when lifting or moving patients.

  • Ensures positioning devices are readily available and clean.

  • Assists in positioning patient using basic understanding of surgical intervention and anatomy.

Covers for Anesthesia Equipment Technician and assists Anesthesia as needed

Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year related hospital experience, required. Operating Room experience, preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.