Cambridge Memorial Hospital

  • Operating Room Attendant

    Posted Date 5 days ago(7/12/2018 9:28 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Operating Rooms
    Job Type
    Part Time
    Closed Date
  • Overview

    We are a large acute care, community hospital serving Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo with 280 physicians, 1100 full- and part-time professional health care staff and more than 400 active volunteers. Our vision is to provide exceptional healthcare by exceptional people, with an emphasis on giving patients and their families an exceptional experience when they visit our hospital. With help from our Foundation partners and our supportive community, we purchase over $4 million of medical equipment each and every year to help ensure you will work with the best tools possible when caring for your patients. In collaboration with universities and colleges, we are also a teaching and placement site for medical, nursing and allied health programs. To learn more about Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), please visit our website at

    You will join CMH as we embrace a new era of care, expanded services and innovation. Construction is underway of a modern 5-storey tower and total renovation of all existing inpatient care and clinical support areas. Upon completion, our new hospital  will contain:

    • Patient care areas that are doubling in size, including larger surgical suites to accommodate advanced minimally invasive surgical equipment and an Emergency Department with dedicated treatment areas for mental health and different surgical subspecialties
    • A patient-centred building design that promotes healing and intuitive wayfinding, while maximizing natural lighting and sight lines to the natural beauty of the Grand River
    • An increase in beds from 143 to 197 to accommodate expanded services like Surgery, Mental Health and Intensive Care. About 80% of inpatient rooms will be single occupancy to meet the latest infection control and building code standards for hospitals


    Job Description


    Position Summary:

    The Operating Room Attendant functions as an integral member of the OR team by providing clinical and environmental support for assigned patients. Performs duties related to patient care under the direction of the RN, RPN and/or physician in accordance with hospital standards, policies and procedures. Must have a good understanding of aseptic technique, principles of infection control and universal precautions. Set up for surgical cases and open sterile supplies. Assists with patient positioning, transfer and holding of limbs within standards established by the hospital. Availability to work days, evenings, weekends, statutory holidays and on-call


    Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.


    Skills and Qualifications:

    • Secondary school diploma or equivalent.
    • O.R. Attendant course required
    • CSAO course preferred
    • Current BCLS
    • 2 years’ experience as an Operating Room Attendant required
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
    • Effective communication skills
    • Ability to push/pull heavy carts, lift heavy items and stand for long periods of time.
    • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required.


    Cambridge Memorial Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace.  All reasonable accommodation will be made to support participation in the recruitment process.  Where needed, accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.


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