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Hospital for Special Surgery Unit Assistant - Main OR Per Diem in New York, New York

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HSS is consistently among the top-ranked hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report. As a recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence, HSS was the first hospital in New York City to receive the distinguished designation. Whether you are early in your career or an expert in your field, you will find HSS an innovative, supportive and inclusive environment.

Working with colleagues who love what they do and are deeply committed to our Mission, you too can be part of our transformation across the enterprise.

Unit Assistant - Per Diem

As an integral member of perioperative team, the successful Unit Assistant candidate provides assistance with transportation of patients, operating room turnover, delivery of equipment, and related items. Unit Assistants provide key support to the perioperative service.


  • Provides support to the multidisciplinary health care team to maintain and promote the standards of care and safety.

  • Provides assistance with transportation of patients, room turnover, equipment

  • Has knowledge of operating room set-ups for various surgical procedures

  • Maintains supplies at all times

  • Recognizes when equipment needs repair and follows up with appropriate personnel or department

  • Maintains a hazard-free environment by disposing of filled linen hampers and medical waste appropriately

  • Maintain sensitivity and awareness of cultural and religious diversity when addressing patients, visitors, co-workers and other customers

  • Promote a supportive and team-oriented environment

  • Support departmental responsibilities consistent with the long-range strategic plan, mission, vision and values of the hospital

Minimum Requirements

  • GED or High School Diploma required

  • Hospital and/or operating room experience preferred

  • BLS/Heartsaver certification preferred

Essential Qualifications

  • Ability prioritize workflow

  • Strong patient centered approach with emphasis on providing exemplary and world-class customer service

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Excellent at multitasking

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Self-motivated and proactive; a team player who knows how to think critically in a fast-paced, challenging environment

  • Active participant in seeking solutions to problems


ID: 2021-14736

Hours per Week: 7.5

Shift: Days

External Company Name: Hospital for Special Surgery

External Company URL:

Street: 535 E 70th St