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Cleveland Clinic Transporter Aide in Weston, Florida

Job Summary:

Works within the Department of Surgical Services is based on the philosophy of Peri-Operative care developed by AORN. Specializes in the Peri-Operative setting and performs activities under the direction of the Peri-Operative Nurse to assist with care of the surgical patient. Uses proper body mechanics utilizing creative application of knowledge, skills, and interpersonal competencies. Assists the provision of quality individualized Patient Care. Performs peer education, maintenance of a safe and clean OR environment. Delivers support, reassurance, advocacy, efficient provision of resources. Maintains supply inventory. Monitors environmental equipment. Provides patient transport, and integration and coordination of care across settings and disciplines.


  • Identifies in a professional manner, the surgical patient by checking ID Band; asks the Patient to state name prior to transport.

  • Notifies Nursing staff of arrival.

  • Reports immediately any significant changes in patient condition.

  • Provides safe patient transfer with side rails in up position.

  • Utilizes two-man transfer technique.

  • Assures patient is warm and provides safe environment upon entry to OR Department.

  • Provides nursing staff with patient chart and assist in OR record preparation.

  • Maintains active communication with Surgical Control Desk regarding any encountered patient delays.

  • Safely assists in lifting, moving and positioning of the surgical patient while following correct body mechanics protocols.

  • Assists the RN during surgical positioning, modes of anesthesia and surgical site prep.

  • Performs daily cleaning duties following policy and procedure, universal precautions.

  • Maintains strong hand washing technique between patient contacts and room cleaning.

  • Assists in terminal cleaning protocol of OR suites when directed.

  • Assures surgical equipment is moved to proper location after cleaning and surgical bed is replaced to LOCKED position.

  • Decontaminates equipment, stretchers and beds following use and prepares post op beds and stretchers in a timely manner.

  • Keeps sub-sterile rooms and scrub sink areas free of water/soap spills.

  • Maintains sufficient inventory of cleaning supplies, masks, and scrub supplies for all designated areas with Department.

  • Follows recommended standard of utilizing one mop head per procedure to eliminate cross contamination.

  • Restocks irrigation and blankets daily to appropriate locations.

  • Validates environmental supply inventory for needed rotation to verify any expired product line.

  • Validates specimens in logbook prior to transport to pathology. Initials book with time.

  • Monitors and records temperature of OR suites/warming cabinets according to policy and procedure.

  • Assures that all biohazard material is handled and disposed of properly utilizing universal precautions.

  • Communicates effectively with the Surgical Control Desk to note schedule progression in the OR Suite.

  • Remains accountable at all times to Surgical Control Desk.

  • Directs and delegates activity of team members to ensure proper room utilization through decreased turnover time.

  • Provides support at all levels to reduce OR room turnover.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Graduate or equivalent.


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Complexity of Work:

  • All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:

  • World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.

  • Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.

  • Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.

  • Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.

  • Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience in an acute care hospital setting preferred.

  • Strong follow-through and understanding of the principle of universal precautions.

  • Ability to resolve conflicts and assure fair workload among team members.

  • Displays collaborative attitude with department director, physicians and other members of the healthcare team; ability to ensure operational efficiency; problem solving interactions and exercise self-control.

  • Needs minimal sustained direction in assessing work load, defining priorities and carrying out departmental responsibilities, self-starter and self-motivating.

Physical Requirements:

  • Workload is heavy and requires constant lifting, moving of patients, equipment, instrument trays, and supplies.

  • Able to lift items up to 50 pounds without assistance and greater than 50 pounds with assistance.

  • Stooping, pushing and pulling required when moving patients or equipment into position for surgery.

  • Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests with courtesy and respect.

  • Working hours may exceed eight (8) hours per day and is based on what is needed to accomplish completion of the daily surgical schedule.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities