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OR Assistant

Job ID: 219183
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: FT

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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?


  • The O.R. Assistant assists in the delivery of patient care by performing various activities and related support services under the supervision of the Director, Operating Room Manager or charge nurse. The O.R. Assistant is responsible for the safe transport/transfer of patients to, from, and within the surgical suite. In addition, the O.R. assistant is responsible for between case and terminal cleaning, and general cleaning duties. The O.R. Assistant is also responsible for the stocking of supplies.


  • Assists in moving, transporting, and positioning patients in pre-op, procedural, and post-operative areas.
  • Properly identifies patient using two identifiers prior to any and all transports
  • Assists in maintaining and obtaining equipment necessary for procedural cases.
  • Identifies, communicates, and removes defective equipment from the peri-operative area.
  • Maintain efficiency of unit which includes but limited to:
  • Cleaning rooms between cases o Stocking of all unit supplies.
  • Transporting of specimens within the facility.
  • Transports post-operative patients to the appropriate discharge location.
  • Scrubs on procedures to hold retractors under the direction of the proceduralist.
  • In order to qualify, the OR Assistant needs to:
  • Complete specialized training
  • Complete required mandatory competencies
  • Scrub on a minimum of 3 observed cases and be approved by the Departmental Manager
  • Age-Specific Knowledge & Skills – Possesses the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet patients’ physical, psychological and social needs with those growth and development levels/patient populations served within the department.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • BLS Certification - required within 2 months of hire

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED
  • High school graduate / Vocational / GED - preferred previous housekeeping/hospital experience (preferred).

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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