Operating Room Assistant - Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Part Time

Location:  Oconomowoc
Job Type:  PM/Day Rotation
Weekly Hours:  20

We Are Hiring:  Operating Room Assistant - AM and PM Shifts - Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital  



Schedule Details: Team coverage from 0600-1930 Monday thru Friday. Shifts usually mid shift 0900-1730. On call requirements on weekends and holidays


At Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital we perform procedures including General/vascular, Orthopedics, Urology, GYN, dental, & ENT.  Our 8 operating rooms, renovated in May 2020, include new system integration for more efficient flow during surgery.


 As an Orthopedic Center of Excellence we provide an array of orthopedic procedures including same day discharge procedures for total joints. We utilize the Depuy VELYS Robot to complete Robotic assisted total knee replacements.



Begin your story with ProHealth Care. Here we offer a culture that's warm, welcoming, and vibrant. Additionally, we offer a generous benefits plan and resources to help you further your education. After all, it's the way you should be treated. Enjoy our video series featuring our own employees sharing why they choose ProHealth Care and what they enjoy about working here.


Culture is built every day, and we want you to be a part of this. If you're like us and are passionate about providing exceptional patient care, we'd like to meet you!

Job Summary

Functions as a member of the surgical team under the direct supervision of a registered peri-operative nurse. Responsible for assisting in general department cleaning, case cart preparation, running errands, relaying messages, assisting with patient care, transporting of patients and room turnover.


• Identifies and safely transports patients to the OR and the holding area under the direction of a registered professional nurse.
• Assists in positioning, lifting, and/or transferring patients as directed.
• Demonstrates knowledge of aseptic technique.
• Collaborates with RN team leader or Assistant team lead regarding specialty instruments, supplies, and related products for cost-effective patient care.
• Organizes information, material and equipment in preparation for patient care activities.
• Demonstrates responsibility by providing assistance with case setup for assigned rooms.
• Functions as a team member in accomplishing room turnover within an accepted time frame.
• Performs between-case cleaning of all designated equipment (transport beds, anesthesia equipment, surgical specialty equipment, etc.) in area assigned by following infection control guidelines and departmental policies and procedures.
• Cleans all designated supply areas assigned by following infection control guidelines and departmental policy and procedures.
• Responsible for general upkeep of rooms (locker rooms, lounges/kitchens, dirty utility rooms, sub-sterile rooms, scrub sink areas, patient care areas, etc.) to provide a safe, clean, and organized environment for patients/customers/team members.
• Communicates effectively with central services to obtain supplies in a timely manner.
• Obtains necessary equipment, sterile supplies, and positioning aids for scheduled cases according to preference cards.
• Restocks sterile supplies in OR as directed and according to departmental policies.
• Checks and restocks all solution carts and plaster carts,  & rotates supplies as needed.
• Transports clean equipment to storage area if no longer needed for a case.
• Assists in counting inventory and outdates, maintains/orders adequate supply levels including restocking masks, bunny suits and housekeeping supplies.
• Communicates problems with equipment or supplies to the circulating nurse or control desk.
• Utilizes appropriate chain of command.
• Promotes effective communication.

Job Level Duties

• ORA I: New hire, minimal OR experience. Major responsibilities include cleaning, transporting patients, running errands, relaying messages, and assisting with turnover and patient care under the direction of a specialty team pod leader, charge RN or Staff RN.

*HS diploma/GED/ or equivalent on the job experience as ORA or EVS (with OR experience)

What You Will Do:

As an Operating Room Assistant, you will function as a member of the surgical team under the direct supervision of a Registered Peri-Operative Nurse.  You will be responsible for assisting in general department cleaning, case cart preparation, running errands, and assisting with transporting of patients and room turnover.

What You Will Need:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous operating room support staff role or training as a nursing assistant or other patient contact role preferred

Why Join ProHealth Care: 

We have nearly 5,000 dedicated clinical and non-clinical employees and physicians who work together every day to serve the health and well-being of our community. At ProHealth Care everyone contributes to the care our patients receive. And, everyone is treated with kindness and respect in our welcoming environment.


This Position Will Offer You:

  • Engaging and community focused culture
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Opportunity for professional career growth
  • Robust benefits including: Generous PTO; Choices in insurance; HSA; Tuition reimbursement; immediate 401K match; discounted tickets to various entertainment, social and sporting events


ProHealth Care is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive work environment and values the perspectives of our people. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



Do You Fit at ProHealth Care?

Here at ProHealth Care, we strive to be the best we can be, while continually improving the care we deliver. With patient care at the center of all we do, it is ingrained into our culture to attract the best and the brightest to ProHealth Care. We have a promise to our patients and employees: The way you should be treated. We live by this commitment and remain dedicated to creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee