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Perioperative Aide

Requisition ID: 292930 

Position Number: 20000395

Posting End Date: Oct 19, 2021

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Work Location: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Patient Care Adult OR 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE-1550(204)

Anticipated Start Date: 10/29/2021 

FTE: 0.70 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Nights;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015 

Salary: $18.265, $18.813, $19.377, $19.958, $20.557, $21.174


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Patient Care, the Perioperative Aide is responsible for assisting the team in preparing the operating room, equipment and patient for surgery and terminal cleaning of operating room post operatively.  Adheres to standard precautions in performing housekeeping functions related to the operating room environment and operating room equipment.  Understands, implements and adheres to special infection control precautions as directed.  Transport patients and equipment and other items as directed.


  • Recent related experience in an operating room an asset.
  • Experience with Anesthesia equipment an asset.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Minimum Grade 10 education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Successful completion of a recognized Health Care Aide course required.

  • On-the-job training includes:  an understanding and application of safety principles to self, staff and patients; an understanding of aseptic techniques and surgical supplies as they apply to the operating rooms.  This training takes approximately 6-8 weeks and is based on the various job assignments including housekeeping, room clean-up, and patient care (i.e.  transport, lifting, turning, assisting and positioning).


  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the applicable policy.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Fluent in written and verbal English and possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to put knowledge into practice.
  • Cooperative, alert, accept directions and able to function as a team member in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the changing requirements of the unit.
  • Must be knowledgeable about physical surroundings and activity of unit in order to prioritize work.

Physical Requirements

  • Must have the physical ability to meet the demands of the job.  Exposure to body and blood borne organisms. 
  • Position involves meticulous attention to detail; maintaining a clean and orderly work environment. 
  • Must be able to:  lift while in awkward positions, lift 15 kilograms and maneuver heavy weights, and lift and hold weight for extended periods of time. 
  • Must be in good physical health, without limitations affecting standing, walking or lifting. 
  • Must lift, assemble and move heavy equipment, e.g.  orthopedic equipment. 
  • Must be versatile and rotate through all the assignments and assist with all the assignments. 
  • Must be capable of working under pressure and performing a wide range of routine duties that may require independent action.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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