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Providence Health & Services Operating Room Assistant II * 1 FTE, Variable shift* in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling an Operating Room Assistant (Operating Room, Variable Shift, 1 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Anticipate the equipment and supply needs of Nursing and Anesthesia staff, initiates actions to expedite the surgery and assist in the care of the patient.

  • Appropriately identify and safely transport patients to and from Surgical Services according to procedure. Provides for the comfort and safety of patients during transport.

  • Place surgical equipment in the Operating Rooms in the correct location. Prepares appropriate equipment for procedures. Cleans and sterilizes equipment before and after use.

  • Perform daily cleaning of Operating Rooms prior to first cases of the day and throughout the day. Perform decontamination between cases. Clean, maintain, stock, and store equipment. Decontaminate and clean anesthesia equipment between cases. Complete daily cleaning records.

  • Assist with sterile preps, positioning of patients.

  • Assist with setting up anesthesia equipment and supplies as needed in each operating room. Clean and decontaminate equipment used in the anesthetic care of patients. Turn over anesthesia circuits between cases. Complete weekly Compact Bloc cleaning.

  • Organize & restock storage areas within the Operating Room and anesthesia workroom.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 6 monthsinternal OR Assistant I candidates must have Operating Room Assistant experience and must complete the Operating Room Assistant competency program

  • 1 year external candidates must have experience as an Operating Room Assistant or equivalent in a hospital based operating room

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completed training as a Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 318262