Clinical Attendant - Surgical Services

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth

Job Description

- High school diploma or equivalent is required
- Customer service skills are required


Observes and respects the personal privacy and confidentiality of information with regard to patients, physicians and co-workers.

Adheres to code of conduct at all times and addresses patients in a courteous and respectful manner.

Supports new attendant staff by acting as role model and mentor.

Consistently complies with hospital policies and procedures for infection control and hazard communication standard including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

Adheres to OR Dress Code

Reviews OR schedule/Case Board for case schedule in order to bring appropriate supplies and equipment outside the Operating Room in preparation for Room Turnover.

Sets up all OR specialty tables in preparation for each procedure.

Identifies and transports patients safely between inpatient units, DSU, operating rooms and PACU as needed

Assists in positioning and transfer of patients from stretcher and/or O.R. bed with full regard for patient privacy, patient safety and personal and staff safety.

Properly performs room turnover using established interim cleaning procedures.

Ensures stretcher/ inpatient bed/ oxygen is available outside operating room prior to conclusion of case

Cleans operating rooms, MSTA rooms, PACU cubicles, work areas and major equipment (including O.R. beds, stretchers, etc.) between cases on a timely basis.

Handles all noninfectious and contaminated waste according to policy.

Manages waste management systems according to manufacturer's guidelines.

Manages oxygen and carbon dioxide tanks as instructed.

Stocks and/or assists with stocking all operating room(s) cabinets and warming cabinet..

Stocks O.R. linen cart.

Performs errand services to other hospital departments.

Places soiled linen (bed linen, staff scrubs) in proper bags and into proper receptacle.

Keeps coffee room clean and neat. Empties trash throughout the day.

Cleans and defrosts refrigerator according to schedule.

Assists with returning equipment and carts to equipment room and maintaining neatness of that room.

Assists with delivering of stat specimens to the lab or pathology.

Retrieves blood or blood products from the blood bank.

Transports tissue specimens and blood products in a timely manner according to policy.

Enters requisitions for repair of broken equipment.

Demonstrates ability to function during urgent and emergent situations.

It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

Education/Experience Required:

HS Diploma

Ability to work in surgical services environment.

Ability to work at a quick pace with minimal supervision.

Employment Type

Part time


32hpw; 10:30-7p FLEX; with weekend and holiday rotation