SEIU Perioperative Support Assoc
Sensitive to the physical environment, following universal precautions: Transports/receives specimens, stocks unit supplies and linen, handles/disposes of body/bloody fluids, secures equipment as needed, preps, shaves, and transports patients as directed by the Nursing Staff. Retrieves case carts, locates and sets up equipment, performs all general housekeeping, floor care maintenance, trash/linen removal, reprocessing and downloading of sterile supplies. Aware of basic aseptic technique.
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED :
Wet mop, floor polishing and buffing machines and equipment, shavers, packing tape, upright and back-pack vacuum cleaning equipment, dry mop, dusters, sponges, pails, utility push and tray return carts, wheelchairs and other transport equipment, step ladder, microwave oven, coffee maker, ice machine, and other similar equipment. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of all service equipment for the set-up of Operating Room (O.R.) Suite.
TYPICAL DUTIES :
Performs post-case cleaning of O.R. Suites for turn over. Assists nurses and clinical staff with tables and equipment format of special services of the O.R. room. Communicates with nurse staff for proper set-up and location of equipment for next case and any special conditions. Removes trash/linen, disinfects equipment, dust mops/wet mops, sets-up for next case schedule. Removes blood and body fluid canisters from O.R. suite after scheduled cases turn over for waste disposal. Removes dirty carts from OR to Materials Processing Department (M.P.D.) and downloads dry sterile goods. Delivers case carts for next day surgery from M.P.D. to Operating Room. Replaces containers for single use items on the sterile field.
Performs general cleaning and disinfecting of work area: daily assignments include center cores, bathrooms, locker rooms, office areas, canteens, hallways, walls, windows, etc. (cleaning to include wiping of all counters/surfaces and equipment) .
Transports patients from Patient Care Units, Intensive Care Units, StrongSurgicalCenter, Emergency Department and Radiology to the Operating Room suite for scheduled surgery. Validates patient identification through communication with Nursing Staff and the two (2) patient identifiers (barcode identification bands and stickers from patient care units). Transports Stat specimens to Pathology department.
Arranges for repair of any equipment identified as broken during routine cleaning duties. Demonstrates knowledge of special equipment used in O.R. suite such as: specialty bed/ tables, Accessory carts, machines such as: irrigating bio-poplars, head lights, bovie, solutions warmers, Dornoch machines, mini c-arms, Argon/Nitrogen tanks, GPS navigators, power source, Niagara Pumps, SCD Machines, video towers, micro-scopes, Davina robot, Stryker power box, stirrups, candy canes, Neuro head rest, Wilson frames, etc. Set-up for O2 and Argon tanks for scheduled cases.
Assists surgeons and nursing staff with patient such as holding extremities, transferring patients from stretcher to OR beds, restraining of patient and patient positioning for OR tables. Preps/shaves patients before surgical procedures are performed. Assists with moving patients with complex monitoring equipment and peripheral/central lines.
Restocks supplies for center core, scrub area, canteens, restrooms, locker rooms and work areas. Retrieves containers and supplies from OR suite on daily basis. Participates in reprocessing initiative for single-use items by packaging, labeling and sending to distribution dock for shipping and receiving.
May be trained to perform the following special projects depending on shift or work volumes including but not limited to: floor stripping and waxing, carpet shampooing. Equipped for flood response for operating rooms.
High School education including at least 2 years of experience in related field with the ability to read, write and understand oral and written instructions and perform basic mathematical calculations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous hospital operating/Trauma room experience or medical /surgical experience in a Health Care Facility setting, Trauma center setting preferred. Knowledge of O.R. service equipment helpful. Ability to successfully complete 16-week Orientation/Training/Equipment and Service program.
NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.
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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 025 Surgical Support Services
Schedule: D/E/N; WE/HOL