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Pre-Op Nursing Assistant- Part Time

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Pre-Op Nursing Assistant- Part Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Pre-Op Nursing Assistant- Part Time

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description

This position will assist the Surgery Team at Ryan Hospital with preparing patients for surgery.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Job Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide preoperative skills such as verifying patient identification, procedure, and surgical site.
  • Facilitate clipping or trimming of hair in the anesthesia prep area and only if necessary.
  • Ensures clipping will provide the necessary exposure for the surgical procedure, any possible drain sites or possible extension(s) of the operative incision, and surgeon preference.
  • Inspect the skin integrity for signs of infection during clipping and alert a clinician to any questionable findings.
  • Obtain approval for the clipped site from a surgery resident or faculty clinician.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a gross skin prep in the anesthesia prep area by selecting the correct prep scub/solution for the situation (i.e., chlorhexidine gluconate/alcohol prep, iodine povacrylex/alcohol prep, chlorhexidine gluconate, povidone-iodine, etc.) and preparing the appropriate surgical prep site necessary.
  • Ensure patient tables and clippers are appropriately disinfected after each use, soiled linen is placed in designated laundry bins, and any residual loose hair/debris from the patient is removed.
  • Advise the supervisor of broken clipper equipment and low inventory.
  • Clip the patient's nails while anesthetized.

  • High School Grad/GE Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required


Monday through Friday 9-2pm

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $17.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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