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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Perioperative Resource Assistant
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience.

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 year of experience in environmental services, transport services, nursing/surgical services required. At least 1 year prior experience as an anesthesia support tech in a surgical service environment required.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Possess good oral and written communication skills. Performs oral and written tasks accurately. Possess good organizational skills and pays attention to detail. Interacts professionally with staff, patients and families. Able to maintain composure and focus on assigned tasks in a high stress environment.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Equipment Management
  1. Maintain pre-set levels of unit supplies and materials in storage and patient care areas.
  2. Report, document and seek repair of malfunctioning non-anesthesia related equipment.
  3. Review designated induction room/operating room s equipment on a daily basis for ensure function and availability, including stretchers, oxygen tanks, oxygen gauges, and anesthesia monitors, suction devices.
  4. Assist in setting up OR tables, ensure availability of positioning devices based on circulation nurse, surgeon and anesthesia input.
  5. Ensure cleanliness and re-stocking of positioning devices, anesthesia equipment, medical equipment to their proper location.
  6. Clean and sterilize largynscope handles, blades, LMA and return them to their proper location; clean room, equipment, and stretchers using proper asepsis techniques; clean and prepare rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning.
Anesthesia Related Functions
  1. Ensure the nesessary anesthesia equipment and supplies are available.
  2. Clean and restock the induction rooms between patient use.
  3. Ensure the assigned room has all the necessary supplies needed for intravenous and arterial line insertions, spinal/epidural catheter placement.
  4. Stock anesthesia pixis and assist with ordering anesthesia supplies and organize anesthesia supplies in mini-warehouse.
  5. Set up IV's for anesthesia provider.
  6. Supprt anesthesia in Cath Lab, CT scan,MRI, Nuclear med., GI suite; assist with anesthetic room and turnover-masks, circuits, laryngoscopes, heated circuit, etc.
Nursing Support
  1. Perform all activities following OSHA guideline and practices; observes aseptic principles
  2. Assist in preparation of the operating room; set up equipment and pull supplies, and return equipment to its designated locations.
  3. Check, clean, restock assigned operating rooms, including but not limited to anesthesia carts and storage areas, including maintaining availability of betadine, saline, scrub brushes, caps and masks.
  4. Check expiration dates of medication placed in the medication refrigerator, mediprep station, medication cabinet; return expired medication to the pharmacy.
  5. Transport blood and specimens to and from Laboratory as needed.
  6. Assist surgical supply assistant and put away surgical supplies in min-warehouse.
  7. Know expiration dates and be able to ascertain the expiration dates on sterile supplies; if expired, pull them from circulation and send them to be re-sterilized in SPD.
Transport Functions
  1. Transport patients to the Operating Room with complete charts, including signed permit, history and physical, and pre-op checklist, and appropriate identification.
  2. Assist in the transport of patients to the critical care units after complex surgical procedure such a s cardiac, neurosurgery or spinal fusion; apply correct body mechanics and principles of safety.
  3. Provide positioning devices after consultation with the registered nurse, anesthesiologist, and surgeon.
  1. Speak to patients, families, visitors, staff and other Hospital personnel using kind, friendly and tactful communications.
  2. Respond to questions and requests in a helpful manner.
  3. Report patient/family concern/complaint to charge nurse immediately.
  4. Seek assistance from charge nurse or care team member when confronted with an unfamiliar situation or problem.
  5. Obtain equipment, supplies, required services from other departments; use appropriate method, tact and diplomacy.
Non-Essential Function
  1. Contribute to the achievement of established departmental goals and objectives and adheres to departmental policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards; comply with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  2. Accept direction from charge nurse/designee
  3. Secure personal items and valuables in assigned locker.
  4. Remain on unit during assigned tour of duty, notify charge nurse when leaving the unit for unit/patient care related errands (e.g., Pharmacy pick-up, assisting patient to inpatient unit, etc.) or assigned breaks.
  5. Use designated staff areas for eating, smoking and socializing (done only during assigned breaks).
  6. Leave patient care area when assigned shift is completed after notifying the charge nurse.

  1. Use downtime productively during assigned tour of duty.
  2. Attend mandatory in-service/educational programs to learn about new products, equipment, skills.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.