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Penn State Health OR Nursing Aide - Surgery Center in Reading, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network


Location:  US:PA:Reading

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.00

Shift:  Day Hours:  7:00a - 3:30p






Under the direct supervision of the nursing staff, he/she assists the clinical staff.  Performs patient transfers and transportation to the various areas of Surgical Services. Assists with the care, preparation, and stocking of supplies within the Surgical Suites.  Provides basic housekeeping and cleaning duties for turnover and terminal cleaning of the rooms.




Stocking, replenishing, preparing, and/or selecting supplies and equipment for storage or use during surgical procedures


Performs patient transfer from bed/stretcher/OR table and aides in the positioning of patients


Assists nursing staff with the delivery of quality patient care as needed


Provides coverage and assistance in the various areas of Surgical Services as needed


Maintains an organized environment and supply storage areas


Cleans, disinfects equipment and readies for use according to manufacturer recommendations.  




High school diploma or equivalent GED required




Previous work experience in Housekeeping in an institutional environment helpful


Previous work experience in Patient Transport helpful




BLS preferred



This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


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Position OR Nursing Aide - Surgery CenterLocation US:PA:ReadingReq ID 2829