Healthcare Assistant – Theatre at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited


  • Cedarcrest Hospitals / Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd is a modern specialist medical care centre located in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria’s blossoming capital. It was established in January 2008 with the aim of providing a high standard of local healthcare that is comparable with what obtains in other more developed parts of the world.
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    Healthcare Assistant – Theatre

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification OND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Job Code: #NL00005
    Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

    The Role

    • Reporting to the Matron, the Theatre Assistant is responsible for maintaining a sterile environment for the patient and surgical team before, during and after surgery.
    • The incumbent is expected to prepare the operating room by washing and sterilizing all surgical instruments and equipment using the approved disinfectants by Cedarcrest Hospitals.
    • The incumbent is also responsible for preparing patients for surgery as well as transporting patients between the ward and operating theatre.


    • Ensure the positive identification of any patient by verbal confirmation asking the patient their full name and date of birth on collecting the patient from the reception area.
    • Set up the operating tables and theatres prior to procedures.
    • Assist the theatre teams in the operating theatres as required and directed to do so.
    • Moving patients from the ward and transporting them to the operating theatre.
    • Ensuring that surgical instruments and equipment are properly prepared prior to the operation.
    • Counting and documenting surgical instruments used in theatre during an operation.
    • Cleaning the operating theatre before, between and after operations, adhering to hygiene and infection control protocols.
    • Maintain a sterile environment for the patient and surgical team before, during and after surgery.
    • Washing and sterilizing all surgical instruments and equipment before surgery.
    • Prepares the patient for surgery by washing, shaving and disinfecting incision sites.
    • Provides assistance to the surgeon during surgery.
    • Moves the patient to the recovery room after surgery.
    • Assists the surgical team to put on scrubs, gloves, masks, and gowns.
    • Ensure that all theatre trolleys used for moving patients are kept clean, fully equipped with O2 bottles and canvasses as required.
    • Work with the Theatre team during emergency situations providing additional support.
    • Clean and tidy theatre areas after surgery.
    • Responsible for clinical waste disposal.
    • Perform other related duties as required


    • WASC Certificate or equivalent
    • Certificate in Senior Community Health Extension Works SCHEW is preferred
    • Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology preferred
    • 2+ years of proven experience as a theatre assistant or in a similar field.
    • Patience and empathy.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a team.
    • Excellent housekeeping skills and adherence to hygiene and infection control protocols.
    • Good level of physical fitness.
    • The ability to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
    • The ability to reassure patients and help answer any questions they may have.

    Special Conditions

    • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
    • Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
    • Knowledge of workflow processes.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title and Code as the subject of the email.

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