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Perioperative Inventory Control - Full Time

Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Unit Clerk/Perioperative Inventory Associate is responsible for the efficient management of the daily surgery schedule and for all clerical functions including obtaining necessary equipment for surgery schedule. Works collaboratively with other patient team personnel in patient care delivery. The Unit Clerk/Perioperative Inventory Assistant performs tasks consistent with the hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Nursing Department.


  • Acquires information on surgical procedures scheduled for current day and communicates this information to the nurse in charge.
  • Initiates phone calls as required.
  • Communicates the arrival times of surgeons and assistants to operating rooms, nursing staff and Anesthesia Department.
  • Calls all nursing units and confirms patient's names, room numbers, procedures, surgeons, and times of surgery.
  • Notifies Xray Department of any procedures requiring a technician.
  • Calls all nursing units to initiate administration of pre-operative medication under the direction of the R.N.
  • Notifies Xray, Blood Bank, PACU, Instrument Room, Holding Room, Nurse Manager, and Anesthesiologist of any added procedure or cancellation.
  • Enters orders for laboratory studies into the computer.
  • Plans with vendors to coordinate requested equipment for cases utilizing Unite OR
  • Verifies all charges from Anesthesia and O.R. nursing staff.
  • Participates in identifying unit needs and supporting unit goals and objectives.
  • Maintains responsibility for own development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs.
  • Complies with established chain of command for work related problems.
  • Demonstrates awareness of unit budget.
  • Takes an active role in CQI.


Sit up to 7 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk 1 hour per day; 20 minutes at a time. Consistently required to use manual dexterity for fingering and handling. Frequently lifts objects up to 10 lbs. Frequently reaches above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision. Ability to tolerate visual monotony.


High School graduate/GED


Demonstrates competency in computer skills. Knowledge of medical terminology.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Perioperative Inventory Control - Full Time, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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