Peri-Operative Assistant - Operating Room - Cottage/Grosse Pointe Farms - Part Time (20 hours) - Day Shift

Clinical/Allied Health
2010253 Requisition #
Under general supervision of the registered nurse, will assist the health care team with specific patient care duties to meet safety and comfort needs of the patient. Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures. Provides service support for assigned area(s) related to building services, patient transport and patient preparation. Recognizes and participates in own continuing education. Reports to the Supervisor/Manager/Director.

  1. As directed, assists the RN in admitting, transferring and discharging of patients. 
  2. Demonstrates sensitivity to patients’ comfort and privacy and expresses interest in their progress. Answers patient questions, and explains procedures when performing. 
  3. Provides personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, mobility, comfort and transportation.
  4. Provides therapeutic patient care under the supervision and/or direction of the RN, to include the following duties: Obtains and reports vital signs, Measures, records, and reports output, including drainage canisters and bags, Assist in the application of restraints as directed by a registered nurse, Assist in positioning of patients assuring privacy and safety, Labels clothing, overnight bags, assistive devices, dentures, etc. and secures., Follows proper isolation techniques and procedures, Assist patient in preparation for surgery. 
  5. Routine rounding on patients assigned when not directly engaged in patient care tasks. 
  6. Maintains safe and clean patient room environment: Keeps room free from clutter, Cleans and stocks bedside tables, Maintains unit free from excess supplies and linen, Maintains cleanliness of other assigned areas.
  7. Makes necessary supply deliveries to unit and ancillary departments.
  8. Transports patients to and from clinical, ancillary, and support department areas as directed. Observes patient's condition during transport and notifies appropriate medical/nursing personnel if problems occur. 
  9. Performs other related duties as required within scope of practice.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required. 
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in surgical services, sterile processing, patient care environment or related departments with similar skill set required. 
  • Medical Assistant and/or Nursing Assistant certification preferred. 
  • Current BLS-A Certification required or become BLS-A certified within one month of job start date.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


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       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

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       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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