Operating Room Aide - Chilliwack General Hospital (CGH)

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2023-39420
General and Clinical Support - Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Operating Room
Salary at Time of Posting
$27.82 - $27.82 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $27.82 - $27.82 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


We have an exciting Casual opportunity for an Operating Room Aide to join our team in the Operating Room at Chilliwack General Hospital located in Chilliwack, BC.


Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Detailed Overview

Cleans, decontaminates, assembles, sterilizes and distributes supplies, surgical instruments and related equipment for the Operating Room (OR); disassembles, cleans, washes and reassembles anaesthetic and related equipment as required; transports anaesthetic and surgical instruments and/or equipment to the assigned area and maintains equipment and supplies, as per established procedures; picks surgical supplies/instruments as per established procedures and/or physician's request and transports specimens as needed.


  1. Cleans, decontaminates, assembles, wraps, sterilizes and store instruments/equipment and supplies for an assigned area.
  2. Disassembles, washes, cleans and reassembles a variety of anaesthetic related equipment, according to established procedures; replaces worn parts such as tubing, light bulbs and gaskets, as required.
  3. Picks surgical supplies/instruments for surgical cases as per established procedures and/or per physician's request.
  4. Prepares dirty instruments for transport; transports contaminated equipment and instruments to and from the Operating Room (OR); locates and obtains instruments/supplies as required.
  5. Maintains cleanliness of sterilizers and sterile core and instrument room; cleans equipment room and shelving containing sterile and clean supplies.
  6. Distributes instrument and/or equipment in accordance to established procedures.
  7. Issues and/or delivers supplies, as requested; in conjunction with the Manager or designate, maintains departmental stock of supplies and checks against inventory levels as per established procedures; restocks supplies and sets up anaesthetic carts as per established procedures, fills supply requests from the OR and receives sterile supplies, as required. Checks and restocks plaster cart.
  8. Participates in the Departmental Quality Assurance Program by participating in the routine maintenance of departmental equipment by cleaning, checking and testing sterilizers and other related equipment.
  9. Transports specimens to the laboratory and picks up blood/blood products as assigned.
  10. Assists with room set-up for cases by performing such duties as moving out dirty tables and equipment and moving in tables and equipment for the next case.
  11. Restocks carts for theatres by obtaining supplies from bulk supply carts provided to the OR area and puts supplies away as needed.
  12. Performs clerical duties such as assisting with the recording of workload statistics on supplies and equipment, answering the telephone, completing maintenance requisitions for signature, maintaining records, files and performs related typing duties.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 12, successful completion of Sterile Supply Processing Program, plus one (1) year's recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of surgical and medical terminology.
  • Mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with others.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.


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