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Operating Room Assistant I Minor

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5301 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 15387
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2023

Job Description



NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital

Department: CF - Surgery/OR

Full Time Equivalent: PRN: Part-Time

Work Schedule: Flexible Part-Time Schedule: Day or Evening Shifts Available 

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do


The Operating Room Assistant I reports to the Manager and Assistant Managers and works under the direction of the Professional Registered Nurse. The Operating Room Assistant I is responsible of assisting with care of patients.


1. Demonstrates aseptic and sterilization techniques and assists the circulating nurse in any way possible during surgical procedures. 

2. Assists with case prep, turnover, maintenance of property functions supplies and equipment. 

3. Reviews preference cards and gathers appropriate equipment and supplies. 

4. Returns supplies and equipment appropriately per protocol. 

5. Maintains cleanliness in assigned work area. 

6. Participates in performance initiatives. 

7. Maintains professional accountability by participating in in-services, committees, and staffing needs. 

8. Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. 

9. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Position Requirements



Other information:

1. Education: Must be able to read and write the English language and follow instructions, both written and verbal. 

2. Licensure / Certifications: None. 

3. Youth under the age of 18 who work in North Carolina must have a Youth Employment Certificate prior to beginning work. Employer must verify the youth's age, proposed job duties and any restrictions. Employer to ensure that the youth is not employed in any hazardous and detrimental occupations. The Youth Employment Certificate will be signed by the youth, the parent/guardian, and the employer via electronic signature. 

Youth Employment Certificate process is outlined in detail here: 

NOTE: Work Hour Limitations for Youths 

16- and 17-year-old youth may be employed with the following restrictions: 

During the school term, youth who are enrolled in grades 12 or lower cannot be employed between 11 pm and 5 am when there is school for the youth the next day. 

Minors are not permitted to operate heavy equipment, work from a ladder or scaffolding over 20 feet, drive an automobile to transport passengers, and must take precaution to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals and radioactive substances. 

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve.
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek.
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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