Operating Room Support Assistant (ORSA) - Children's Hospital of Richmond - Rotating


Children's Tower / Patient Care / Full time

**$5,000 sign-on incentive for offers accepted prior to March 31, 2023. Terms and conditions apply.**

The OR Support Assistant I supports the Operating Room staff by preparing case carts, maintaining supplies and equipment, and maintaining a safe and functional environment for all age groups. #tower

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: N/A

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED: N/A

Experience PREFERRED:
6 months - 1 year working in an Operating Room environment strongly preferred
Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and supplies preferred.
Organizational skills and ability to multitask.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Education/training REQUIRED:
Completion of state recognized CNA program; or
Completion of first semester junior year in an accredited BSN program dependent upon school curriculum or
VCU/MCV BSN students - completion of sophomore year, Nursing 201, 202, 261 or
Accredited Associate Degree and Diploma programs - completion of first year or a minimum of two semesters of basic nursing courses.
Specialty areas e.g. pediatrics, women`s health, psychiatry may require completion of a clinicalrotation in that area; or
Completion of EMT program; or Completion of medical assistant program; or
One (1) year of medical assistant work experience within the last three (3) years; or
One (1) year of care partner or equivalent work experience within the last three (3) years; or
One (1) year of military corpsman experience within the last three (3) year

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Functions under direction of a licensed independent practitioner, manager and/or RN. in providing patient care, emotional support, and problem solving; all in accordance with hospital, nursing and unit policy/procedure.
Requires prior approval or guidance from supervisor: time/schedule changes; legal issues; directed care which deviates from standard; and identify educational resources to meet developmental needs.
Job Duties may include the handling, transportation, access to and/or contact with medications and related supplies.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
OR Support Assistants work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served:
All age groups

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: describe exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Problem solving, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

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Practicing here

Want to work in a place where unbridled energy fills the halls, and where you experience unparalleled dedication to helping kids every day? Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is ranked among the nation’s best with an incredible team that’s dedicated to nurturing the champion in every child. It’s the perfect place to build a career where the sky is the limit.

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Quality of life

Richmond offers an exceptional environment outside of work as well. The Richmond area has been named among the 50 best places to live in the US with a combination of outdoor fun, history, a booming restaurant scene and an affordable cost of living. It’s the perfect combination of artsy, jazzy, outdoorsy and family-oriented.


At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we don’t just take care of patients. We treat our team like family. Our unbeatable benefits go beyond excellent health and retirement plans, supporting you in everything from tuition assistance to boosting your career to child and adult care options to make your personal life more manageable.

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