Patient Care Svc Associate-AFSCME-Operative Services

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Patient Care Services Associate facilitates the efficiency of departmental functioning by performing housekeeping plus transportation of patients, specimens, blood, charts, x-rays, medications, supplies, equipment,etc., throughout the hospital.


Infection Control:
  • Utilizes proper hand washing Utilizes universal precautions re: blood borne pathogens
  • Adheres to isolation precautions
  • Adheres to dress code and use of personal protective attire
  • Completes between procedure room cleaning following UCMC policy in an efficient manner
  • Completes cleaning of equipment prior to placement in storage areas.
  • Ensures OR hallways are clear of clutter and transports unneeded equipment to proper storage areas.
  • Responds to requests for needed equipment and supplies for OR.
  • Reports safety hazards and follows hospital policy re: spills etc.
  • Follows fire policy and knows location of extinguishers, alarms and escape routes

  • Stretchers
  • Rooms/ bays between patients
  • Restrooms (check every 2hours)
  • Door handles
  • Nutrition/ med area
  • All desk areas/ cords, cables
  • Pull out equipment and clean under (Pyxis, crash cart, printers)
  • Counter tops
  • Sinks
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerator weekly
  • Floors as needed
  • Cubbies
  • Break room
  • APACU daily (UCMC)
  • Empty trash and linen frequently
  • Waiting room restroom (Holmes)
  • Wednesday: pull trash and lined from pain rooms 2232 & 2234 (Holmes)
  • Utility room Stocking: PACU/SDS
  • Paper towels, toilet paper, hand sanitizer (sinks and restrooms)
  • Blanket warmer
  • Nutrition items: juice, crackers, sandwiches
  • Patient care area: band aids, alcohol pads, gauze, B/P cuffs, EKG electrodes, nasal cannulas, O2 masks etc.
  • Linen: Wednesday & Friday put linen away on carts (Holmes)

Other duties:
  • Completes preoperative surgical clips per clip protocol
  • Patient transport to: nursing unit, to APACU/ SDS, Oral surgery for post op x-rays, (Holmes) discharge to car (bring back wheelchair and clean)
  • Assemble and fill Kodiak cooler with ice (Holmes)
  • Assemble patient packs: (gowns, booties, hat, belonging bag) SDS only
  • Plug in pumps and keep equipment areas organized & neat
  • Verify patients have belongings prior to discharge
  • Carries assigned phone at all times
  • Case Carts: transports contaminated case carts from OR to decontamination area in SPD and transports from SPD to appropriate core
  • Returns unused supplies and instruments to SPD
  • Cleans and changes sheets on stretcher/ bed Ensures there is an oxygen tank on stretcher/ bed
  • Transports blood to and from the blood bank, specimens, and other transport as needed
  • Transports patients from patient units/ SDS as needed
  • Assists OR staff with transfer of patient from stretcher/bed to OR table and from OR table to stretcher/bed
  • Provides warm blanket to patient upon admission to OR Under direction of RN assists with holding extremities for prep
  • Ties backs of sterile gown for scrubbed personnel
  • Completes preoperative surgical clips per clip protocol
  • Fills the blanket and fluid warmers(dates the expiration on the fluids per policy)
  • Stationed in OR core to respond to requests
  • Clean OR and Anesthesia staff lounges
  • Clean and organize equipment room


Education: High school diploma or GED. Current CPR or acquired prior to end of orientation.

Required Skills and Knowledge: Excellent customer service skills, satisfactory attendance and basic computer skills.