Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Asst Periop-OR-(Days) Full Time in HOUSTON, Texas

Patient Care Asst Periop-OR-(Days) Full Time


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Responsible for opening sterile supplies, assisting with patient positioning, coordinating and assisting with the set up and cleanup of the operating rooms as well as assisting team members in the delivery of patients to and from the operating room, Intensive Care Units, PACU, and other areas.



High School Diploma/GED

CPR certified

Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

Minimum Experience:

One (1) year of experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to understand and develop processes that assist and aid the surgical team

Good knowledge of operating room etiquette/processes/medical terminology

Demonstrate competency in the opening and storing of sterile surgical supplies/sterile field

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews the OR schedule daily, tracking and monitoring the necessary pick-up and delivery of patients to and from the operating rooms as needed to ensure timely surgical starts

  2. Opens and Assists the team with supplies, instrument sets, suture selection and meeting benchmark turnovers

  3. Assists the surgical suite in patient positioning, surgical preps, clipping and aids in the retrieving of x-rays, equipment set up and tracking and removing instruments to and from the operating room suites

  4. Rounds within their assigned surgical rooms to ensure that all turnovers are met and Supports the necessary patient movement and flow

  5. Assists Registered Nurses, Surgical Scrubs and the Surgeons while preventing the disruption of the surgical case by retrieving supplies, relaying messages and managing the ancillary support of the surgical team

  6. Anticipates the needs of the surgical team members and Provides the necessary support and knowledge of surgical supplies, instruments and sutures

  7. Sets up and tears down laparoscopic equipment, ensuring that printers, cameras and tubing is properly processed and arranged

  8. Ensures that used surgical instruments are cleaned, replaced and properly returned to the decontamination department within SPD

  9. Assists in the pre-operative patient preparation once the patient has arrived in the operating room/includes placing grounding pad on patient and ensuring that the device is properly connected

  10. Obtains the necessary skin preparation solutions and Prepares the prep stand as needed

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0158194

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