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Flagler Hospital

Orderly/Cleaning Tech - Operating Room, PRN working varied shifts
Job#: 180972
Positions: 2
Posted: 03/26/2013
Job Type: PRN
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Department: Operating Room
Category: Nursing Support
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: No Benefits
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Job Description

Job Description:                                  OR Orderly/Cleaning Technician


Department:                                          Operating Room Services


Responsible To:                                   Director of Operating Room/Charge Nurse


Experience:                                            Experience with patient contact preferred.  BLS required within 30-days of start.


Skills & Abilities:                Good communication skills; ability to get along with others.


Physical Requirements:                       Good physical conditions to frequently walk, bend, stoop and squat; occasionally sit, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull maximum over 50lbs with assistance.  Must be able to see, hear, speak, and use both hands to easily communicate.


Environmental Conditions:Primarily works inside, may experience the following hazards:  biological, needles and sharps, radiation, stress, noise, vibration, dust, fumes, and occasional temperature extremes.


Occupational Exposure:                      Category I = Job involves tasks or procedures that have exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials during the performance of duties.





  1. Transport patients to and from the operating room area. Ensure patient safety. Reports any patient complaints. Assist nursing with transferring patients to and from the operating room bed and moving heavy equipment.
  2. Assist in positioning patients for surgery. Assist with positioning and holding patient extremities during prep.
  3. Transport specimens to the laboratory.
  4. Clean operating room suites and other restricted areas. Terminally clean OR suites as assigned daily. Cleans vertical and horizontal surfaces that collect dust.  Cleans tops of windows, doorframes, TV’s, and other high places, using ladder when necessary. Dusts, cleans and polishes furniture including beds.
  5.  Re-stock supplies, linens and fill the blanket warmers in the sterile core as needed. Washes sinks and other plumbing fixtures and replaces supplies, such as paper-towels, soaps and toilet paper as needed. Polishes metal or other bright surfaces, cleaning glass and enamel fixtures with proper cleaning chemicals.
  6.  Clean stretchers and beds and replace sheets.  Maintain equipment storage rooms. Perform individual daily extra assignments as assigned.
  7. Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of equipment to include processing and cleaning of endoscopes with additional training.
  8. Assist Physicians with the application and removal of casts after additional training.
  9. Set up the two fracture tables for Orthopedic and Vascular procedures.
  10. Dispose all linen and trash in the appropriate manner.  Empty and replace sharps containers in all rooms.
  11. Mop floors in all areas on a daily basis. Wax, strip, and buff floors as needed (with additional training). Dry and wet mop floors of OR suites, other side areas, hallways and other areas as assigned. Cleans floors by dry buffing with use of buffing machine, scrubber, extractor, and approved dry bonnet chemical cleaning methods.  Strips or top scrubs and refinishes floors when assigned (With additional training).
  12. Perform other job related duties as assigned by Director.


The above statements reflect the responsibilities considered essential to the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in the job.


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