Sr. Administrative Assistant - OR Administration (Sterile Processing Department) - Full-Time

  • Job Reference: 425084928-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Consider this great opportunity to advance your career, we want to learn more about you!

Cedars-Sinai is a national leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare encompassing primary care as well as niche medicine and conducting research that leads to lifesaving discoveries and innovations. Since its beginning in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the healthcare needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, continually setting new standards in quality and innovation in patient care, research, teaching, and community service.

Today, Cedars-Sinai is widely known for its national leadership in redefining healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare globally by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's physicians and other health professionals. At the same time, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a longstanding dedication to strengthening the Los Angeles community through multifaceted programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

As a Sr. Administrative Assistant, you will provide administrative support to our Associate Director and to the Sterile Processing team within our OR Administration Department. This role will be responsible for a broad range of clerical, administrative and general office activities. The Sterile Processing team helps make sure operating rooms have clean and sterilized surgical instruments. It is an integral part of the world-class healthcare team that supports the delivery of high-quality care to Operating Room Services, Labor and Delivery and procedural areas.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates arrangements for meetings, conferences, or travel for an individual or group or department.
  • Researches and responds to inquiries and calls, may escalate to other levels of the organization as appropriate.
  • Establishes procedures and systems to ensure orderly and timely flow of the office operations.
  • Composes and distributes meeting agenda and minutes.
  • May act as or support the Staff Development Advisory Network (SDAN), Safety Representative and/or Kronos editor (editing timecards and updating salary allocation as needed) within the department and/or unit.
  • Versatile functions that may include support for maintaining/updating spreadsheets, presentations, and coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
  • May assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of employee engagement/social activities within the department.


Note: Incumbent in this position will be required to wear medical scrubs during each shift and every single day. The department will provide the scrubs.

Educational Requirements:
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED, required.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
Experience & Skillset:
  • Minimum 2 years office and administrative experience, required.
  • Administrative experience in a healthcare setting is highly preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple demands and/or manage complex and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate time management and priority setting skills.
  • Ability to establish good rapport with inter-departmental stakeholders such as peers, Faculty as well as external clients.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Working Title: Sr. Administrative Assistant - OR Administration (Sterile Processing Department) - Full-Time
  • Department: OR Administration
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Administrative
  • Job Specialty: Administrative
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day


Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.