Job Description

Payroll Title:
Thornton Operating Room
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#112775 Operating Room Assistant

Initial Review Date: Tue 1/25/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/29/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/8/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision of OR leadership. Responsible for set up, maintenance, and cleaning operating room equipment; delivers and retrieves equipment, assuring equipment is available and in good condition at all times; maintains appropriate supply inventory for items such as - OR solutions, personal protective equipment, and gas tanks for surgical procedures.

Supports Clinical workflow through pick-up and transport of conscious, semi-conscious, and/or unconscious patients between treatment areas and nursing units via wheelchair, gurney, or bed. Lifting, positioning, and transferring patientsrequiring moderate to total assistance.


  • Two (2) related experience.

  • Effective written and oral communication and time management skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift over 50 pounds and able to push/ pull a gurney or bed with patients weighing up to 300 pounds.


  • One (1) year of operating room experience.
  • Experience working in an acute care equipment management environment.
  • Experience as an OR Assistant.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be willing to work overtime weekends as needed to meet the business needs of the department.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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