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Baystate Health OR Assistant in Springfield, Massachusetts


Dept: Daly OR

Full time

Various schedules

AHA BLS required

Will hire at lower grade and salary based on relevant experience

Summary :

The position consists of wide variety of supply chain activities including maintaining the quality and the ordering of operating room general equipment. The OR Asst Specialist is the key liaison between Materials Management and surgical services for the majority of supply chain services. The Specialist is responsible for working with the clinical department service line supervisors and staff to ensure appropriate product is stocked in rooms and sub utility areas to meet the needs clinically for patient care. In addition, the Specialist is responsible for providing patient care equipment and sterile re-processed goods to internal customers.

The Specialist, under the general supervision of a Registered nurse, performs a variety of routine direct and indirect patient care activities within the established department policies and procedures of Perioperative Services. He/she assists with the turn over of OR suites, inspection and cleaning of equipment, transport of equipment/instruments/and supplies as directed by OR charge nurse/supervisor. Has no supervisory duties, reports to unit supervisor and designated member of the management team. Interacts with nursing and technical personnel, patients, physicians and members of the health care team.

Specialist will perform preventive maintenance on assigned equipment as directed or required. They will also detect and report faulty operation of equipment and work with clinical engineering to get repaired. They will refer unusual cases or problems to supervisor or manager. The OR assistant specialist will prepare and maintain required records of time, materials and supplies.The incumbent is expected to perform similar tasks and other duties as assigned. Management has the right to change or add to the job responsibilities at any time.

Job Responsibilities :

Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of the Lawson as it relates to ordering equipment.

Initiates the stock replenishment process and handles re-stocking of supplies within the OR space, sub utility rooms and within assigned OR rooms.

Works with the service line supervisors to ensure all needed equipment is complete IE: Pedal are with the machines.

Verifies accuracy of items received, inspects packaging to ensure sterility and integrity, and handles all inventory in a safe manner. Stores all equipment and supplies in designated location, and checks & rotates all dated material. Assembles equipment upon arrival to unit.

Follows event-related sterility policy for handling patient care equipment and rotation of dated supplies i.e. check for out dates.

Maintains an inventory of patient care equipment to ensure availability for clinical service areas.

Will assist with the verification that all the needed supplies are on the case cart for all cases within their assigned areas.

Maintains work areas and equipment in safe, neat and orderly condition.

Maintains an environment conducive to safe and aseptic patient care. Informs CNM/Charge RN of conditions requiring action to ensure safety, aseptic, infection control prior to completion of scheduled shift. Empties,washes and refills sub sterile rooms Virex #5 containers and mop buckets. Cleans OR rooms (ie. mop floor, remove trash/linen, clean furniture/equipment) between cases. Prepares OR for surgery according to procedure area (ie. tenet bed). Removes faulty equipment from area, labels it appropriately and reports to Charge RN. Follows policies/procedures relative to Body Substance Precautions. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment at all times. Maintains confidentiality when interacting with patients and their families.

Maintains appropriate PAR levels of designated supplies. Assists in maintaining established supply PAR levels 100% of the time as defined by the needs of the unit and the OR ordering schedule. On a daily basis, orders and replenishes necessary OR supplies; i.e., mops, linen bags and scrubs. Independently checks and restocks blanket warmer throughout the day. Check and fill scrub rooms with mask, Avagard and scrub brushes.Order filters for ROI.

Monitors/records temperature of graft freezer, fluid warmers and blanket warmer. Weekly checks and records all eye wash stations.

Initial evaluation and trouble shooting for equipment and facility mechanical malfunctions. Works with other trades personnel. Submits and follows up on work orders for repairs.Performs small repairs (ie. change lighting elements) as appropriate.

Monitors oxygen levels in all tanks and reorders when needed.

Transports patients to and from pre-op when necessary to maintain efficient work flow.

Required Work Experience :

Maintenance/ mechanical background/experience preferred.


High School Diploma or GED; or relevant experience may be considered in lieu of education

Skills and Competencies :

Must possess the ability to make sound judgments and solve problems within the scope of responsibility.

Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with nursing, physicians, and other members of the health care team in a courteous and effective manner.

Must posses basic computer knowledge.

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GED or HiSET (Required)


(DNU) Heart Saver CPR - Other

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Ab out Baystate Health

Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service revenue of more than $1.4 billion, the ever-growing health system includes five Massachusetts hospitals and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware:

  • Baystate Medical Center in Springfield

  • Baystate Children’s Hospital (located at Baystate Medical Center)

  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield

  • Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer

  • Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield