Cleveland Clinic OR-assistant in Avon, Ohio

Job Summary:

Assists in transporting patients and sets up Operating Room, maintains and operates special equipment in the Operating Room as required. Provides limited assistance to surgeons (holding limb/retractors, suctioning, sponging wound).


  • Maintains surgical instrument sets and equipment and ensures proper sterile conditions.

  • Cleans used instruments after surgery (this process may require assembly and maintenance of some instruments for proper cleaning and sterilization).

  • Ensures proper sterile conditions, orders supplies, stocks, and maintains storage areas in the Operating Room for service.

  • Assists in transporting patients.

  • Assists RN in maintaining a safe environment for the patient.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma.


  • Sterile processing certification preferred.

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years experience in sterile processing preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.

  • Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 25 pounds and ability to push, pull, and navigate supply carts weighing up to 200 pounds.

  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

  • Requires working under stressful conditions of working irregular hours.

  • Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be offered smoking cessation assistance and will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

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