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Perioperative Assistant - Operating Room @ Penn Presbyterian Medical Center(Full-Time Evening)

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Job ID: 200024
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Full-Time - 40 hours per week - 2p-10:30p

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has an immediate need for a Perioperative Assistant to join the team to support the Operating Room (OR). The Perioperative Assistant is a key part of the surgical team, assuming responsibility for the logistical and environmental functions in the OR. You are the key to ensuring that the OR is ready and prepped to deliver for our patients and that patients have what they need to recover post-surgery. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the OR and grow a career in healthcare as you will have access to numerous educational opportunities including tuition assistance and working with the top medical teams in Philadelphia.



  • High level cleaning of all operating rooms between cases with exposure to blood and bodily fluids
  • Management of all operating room equipment by frequent cleaning, organizing, pushing/pulling and lifting
  • Transporting patients to and from the operating room if applicable
  • Completing blood and pathology runs for all patients in the operating room
  • Frequent stocking of the operating room with supplies
  • Frequent rounding in the operating room to assess patient care needs
  • Assist in positioning patient as directed by the RN
  • Carries out unit specific duties and other duties as directed by the nurse manager
  • Actions demonstrate an understanding of appropriate safety and infection control techniques and hospital policy
  • Recognizes stressful situations and seeks appropriate resources in a timely manner


Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • Previous hospital experience preferred; preferably in an Operating Room
  • Demonstrated professionalism, attention to detail and sense of urgency essential.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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