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Perioperative Assistant (Former Employee) – Kerrville, TX – June 29, 2015
I worked in this hospital's Operating Room, cleaning/sterilizing the rooms after operations and making sure equipment was prepared and organized.
A typical day at work for me began after the morning's first surgery. The type of surgery would dictate what kind of cleaning needed to be done following. A no-incision scope or colonoscopy required minimal cleanup. A hip replacement or other orthopedic procedure required more thorough cleaning, which would include mopping/sterilizing the floors, cleaning the beds/equipment. Emptying the bio-waste and trash containers and replacing the bags. Making sure the equipment in the room was clean and ready for the next surgery.
In a workplace that prioritizes a clean, sterile environment, this job required organization and attention to detail. This job taught me how to be cognizant of how my work affects other employees.
My co-workers (nurses and doctors) were very friendly and were committed to making the patients feel comfortable, and to performing their duties with great care.
The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the many surgeries that could be finishing at a single time, and making sure the rooms were cleaned in a timely manner. The most enjoyable part of the job was being a part of a team of doctors and nurses, and being able to see surgery first hand.