Hospital Janitor (ORA)

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    Palo Alto, California 94304

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    Janitor (EVS)

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  • Contact:

    Vikram Nayyer

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Power Personnel is a leading Bay Area diversity health care staffing agency. Our company started and has continued for 25 years as a woman-owned and minority-owned company. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workplace and inclusive culture. Our structured interview process is designed to eliminate bias and focus on key competencies in order to evaluate applicants based on their overall qualifications and skills. Every applicant receives consideration regardless of age, race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or national origin. Our mission is to help our clients succeed by providing a talented workforce of diverse and highly-skilled healthcare professionals. Come join our engaged, creative, and innovative team! Apply now.

The Operating Room Assistant is responsible for assisting the nursing staff in receiving, caring for and transporting patients to and from the perioperative region. Other duties include: cleaning and maintaining patient care equipment and providing supplies and equipment as needed.


  • Actively participates in quality control, quality assurance and preventive maintenance activities.
  • Attends and participates in equipment and supply in-services, evaluations and staff meetings.
  • Completes all designated assignments in an accurate and efficient manner.
  • Contributes in a positive manner to unit and department.
  • Disposes of trash and linen per the hospital protocol.
  • Identifies and shares recommendations for containing costs in assigned area.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with staff, managers, physicians, patients and their families.
  • May perform patient care functions according to hospital and region policies and procedures. Examples of tasks include: shave preps, non-invasive monitoring, specimen collection, ambulating and repositioning patients.
  • May receive instruments and equipment from assigned OR rooms, removes items tagged "broken" by nurse, and cleans rooms and equipment according to protocol.
  • Participates in the monitoring and documenting of quality improvement issues.
  • Participates on unit, department or hospital committees as requested.
  • Performs housekeeping/stocking duties in order to maintain a clean, safe work environment.
  • Practices aseptic techniques according to established standards of care and infection control policies.
  • Prioritizes work using available resources.
  • Proactively uses the problem solving process to identify, prevent or resolve inter-or intradepartmental problems.
  • Responds to, documents and distributes items as requested in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for self assessment of skill level and seeking resources to learn new skills, equipment, or procedures to maintain currency in position.
  • Supports administrative decisions and assures implementation and compliance with all department, institutional and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Transports/receives patients, equipment, supplies, blood products and specimens within the region and hospital according to policies and procedure.

Benefit: Potential conversion

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

  • Janitor experience in Hospital, Clinic, or SNF

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: Six months previous experience in an OR environment preferred.
License/Certification: AHA Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to be flexible in assignment and able to work different shifts if required
  • Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations
  • Ability to learn and evaluate new equipment and procedures quickly
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to problem-solve effectively using appropriate resources. Is productive in workflow, skills and organization
  • Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues
  • Ability to provide care as needed and as described in the department's policies and procedures
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation methods, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
  • Knowledge of location, operation and maintenance of common equipment and supplies located in the operating room region
  • Knowledge of protocols for patient records
  • Knowledge of role in emergency response

Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Able to stand and walk for most of shift. Ability to turn, lift, push and move without restriction.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.