SEIU Perioperative Support Assoc

Rochester, NY


Damp dust center cores, bins, and shelves. Transports patients from Patient Care Units, Intensive Care Units, Strong Surgical Center, Emergency Department and Radiology to the Operating Room suite for scheduled surgery. Validates patient identification through communication with Nursing Staff and the two (2) patient identifiers (barcode identification bands and stickers from patient care units). Transports Stat specimen’s to Pathology department. Demonstrates knowledge of special equipment used in O.R. suite such as: specialty bed/ tables, Accessory carts, machines such as: irrigating bio-poplars, head lights, bovie, solutions warmers, Dornoch machines, mini c-arms, Argon/Nitrogen tanks, GPS navigators, power source, Niagara Pumps, SCD Machines, video towers, micro-scopes, Davina robot, Stryker power box, stirrups, candy canes, Neuro head rest, Wilson frames, etc. Assists surgeons and nursing staff with patient such as holding extremities, transferring patients from stretcher to OR beds, restraining of patient and patient positioning for OR tables. Preps/shaves patients before surgical procedures are performed. Assists with moving patients with complex monitoring equipment and peripheral/central lines. Restocks supplies for center core, scrub area, canteens, restrooms, locker rooms and work areas. Retrieves containers and supplies from OR suite on daily basis. Responsible for picking dry good supplies for upcoming surgical cases, following pick tickets generated from electronic medical record preference card. Neptune Management: exchanging/replacing HEPA filters and smoke evacuator filters, cleaning and emptying the Neptune’s and redeploying them to OR’s. Transport case carts. Stock linen in warmers and bags of fluid with expiration dates


  • High school education required

  • At least 2 years of experience in related field with the ability to read, write, and understand oral and written instructions and perform basic mathematical calculations or an equivalent combination of education and experience. .

  • Ability to successfully complete 16-week Orientation/Training/Equipment and Service Program required. Previous hospital operating/Trauma room experience or medical /surgical experience in a Health Care Facility setting, Trauma center setting. Knowledge of OR service equipment helpful.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

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All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $17.69 - $23.99 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the first and last step pay rates for this job, as set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Individual pay will be set in accordance with terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part-Time