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Periop Support Specialist

Alexandria Hospital 623157 Full Time 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304, US

Job Description

Inova Alexandria Hospital is looking for a dedicated and passionate Periop Support Specialist to join their growing team! Don’t miss out, apply today!

Assists with patient care. Retrieves and delivers requested supplies, instruments, and equipment to the operating rooms as directed by the nursing staff. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Demonstrates responsibility for self-development. Provides equipment support for OR staff and surgeons before and during the operative procedure to avoid procedure and turn over delays.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with preparing the OR for cases by opening sterile supplies, instruments, and maintaining awareness of aseptic technique.
  • Assists with transferring and positioning of patients in the operating room.
  • Assists with patient surgical prep as requested and directed by nursing staff.
  • Safely transports patients to and from the operating room.
  • Performs errands to include obtaining and delivering specimens, blood products, etc.
  • Participates in staff in-services and orientation to new products/equipment/instruments/processes.
  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others and has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills.
  • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team and keeps informed of unit initiatives to support unit quality improvement and patient safety goals.
  • Understands role in meeting the Lean metrics set forth by the department and provides insight Works with the team to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for self-development and exhibits role model and leadership behaviors consistently.
  • Acts as a resource and mentor to coworkers.
  • Identifies learning needs and develops professional goals.
  • Seeks opportunities to obtain education to enhance practice and experience.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an educational plan for identified needs.
  • Assists with the gathering, set up, removal, and cleaning of equipment, utilizing the OR schedule and as directed by nursing staff.
  • Maintains and troubleshoots equipment in accordance with standard practice and guides
  • Assists in setting up and moving OR beds, ICU beds, and other specialty beds.
  • Keeps equipment clean, neatly arranged, in it's proper location and ready for use and places returned and new supplies and instruments in the correct location.
  • Assists between case cleaning of operating rooms in accordance with operating room policy and as directed by nursing staff.
  • Maintains overall environment (empty trash, clean spills, remove soiled linens) on a continual basis.

Shift: Day Shift  - 11am - 7.30pm

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, rotating weekends 

Education: High school graduate or equivalent
Certification: Heart Saver
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Medical terminology, proficient in English, verbal and written communication skills


Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. 

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