MD Anderson Cancer Center Perioperative Nurse Assistant - Main Operating Room (6:30 am - 3pm) in Houston, Texas

Perioperative Nurse Assistant - Main Operating Room (6:30 am - 3pm)

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Perioperative Services 177200

Requisition #: 116449

Perioperative Nurse Assistant position in our ASC-Main Operating Room (6:30 am – 3:00 pm)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Perioperative Services strives to be the safest perioperative environment in the world, to have the highest quality of perioperative outcomes, and to demonstrate the core values in our vision. Partnered with Anesthesiology and Critical Care, the Division of Nursing and the Division of Surgery, this multidisciplinary team performs more than 15,000 surgical cases each year in more than 30 operating rooms spanning the Main Building and Mays Clinic.

Ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and prefer one year direct patient care experience. Shift is 6:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday.


Minimum: $25,200 Midpoint: $31,500 Maximum: $37,800


Assists nurse with specific medical procedures such as Bronchoscope, Cystoscopy and Endoscopy. Prevents or manages actual/potential patient problems by following nursing standards. Collects all supplies necessary for assigned area using systematic and cost-effective methods. Collaborates with the care giving team to facilitate and optimize the care of the patient. Transports patients safely to and from assigned areas using stretchers and wheelchairs.



  1. Utilizes time in an efficientmanner by completing assigned responsibilities. Checks with ANMor OR Schedule Coordinator for additional assignments when free.

  2. Organizes workflow (contributesto on-time starts, works to turnover cases as efficiently as possible);uses resources efficiently (time, materials, supplies, equipment).

  3. Maintains stability inperformance while under pressure and handles crisis and difficultsituations without inappropriate emotionality.

  4. Puts away all supplies &equipment after case.

  5. Demonstrates knowledge ofoperational costs, participates in cost-saving strategies, and avoidswastes of supplies, resources.

  6. Completes annual self-appraisaland provides appropriate documentation.

Essential PerformanceFunctions:

  1. Prepares and Maintains theSurgical Environment for the assigned patient(s).

  2. Provides direct patient careaccording to performance standards.

  3. Cleans and turns over the OR,preparing the surgical environment for the next patient according toperformance standards.

  4. Performs transport and supplyresponsibilities according to the performance standards.

  5. Cleans the OR after the lastcase and prepares the room for closure according to the performancestandards.


  1. Communicates within and amongteam members in a healthy, constructive way, avoiding participation indestructive behaviors that block team efforts.

  2. Values the contributions of allteam members and publicly recognizes their efforts.

  3. Gains the trust of others bydemonstrating consistency in practice of principles, values, and behavioras well as using good listening skills, expressing ideas clearly,promoting open communication.

  4. Meets all teamworkresponsibilities outlined in the PNA position description.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: None.


Preferred: One year experience in patient Care

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.