- - Perioperative Services
- Sidney, OH, USA
- Full Time
SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Surgery Charge Nurse or Manager/ Designee provides support for the Surgery Department by performing the following duties: Schedules surgeries and SDS Outpatient Medicals, pre-registers patients, completes post case data, and communicates with the entire health teamand perform necessary Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) functions. This includes Physician offices, physicians, patients, patient families, anesthesia department, and hospital ancillary departments.
The patient population would include: The neonate, the pediatric patient, the adolescent patient, the young-middle aged adult patient, and the geriatric patient.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinates scheduling of surgery procedures with room availability and time to maximize efficiency of the surgery schedule, assuring accurate utilization of personnel, equipment, and time allowance.
Accurately schedules surgery procedures and SDS Outpatient Medical patients with the physicians' offices entering all appropriate information in the computer.
Answers the phone consistently and with a pleasant voice and manner.
Coordinates procedures with the Radiology Department as necessary.
Coordinates procedures needing a frozen section with Pathology.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Assures open and timely communication with physician offices, patients, and team members to ensure occurrence of effective therapeutic intervention.
Takes accurate messages and relays information in a timely manner
Organizes and transcribes surgery schedule for the next scheduled working day and distributes to Anesthesia and Surgery Charge Nurse and/or Manager.
Notifies the Nursing Supervisor of late or added cases.
Coordinates work and completes duties in a timely manner achieving maximum productivity and efficiency.
Covers the Surgery HUC position as necessary.
Transports specimens as needed to lab and pathology as directed by the RN.
Identifies own learning needs and assumes responsibility for continued professional growth.
Shows initiative by recognizing and performing duties when not directly assigned.
Participates in the maintenance of a clean, orderly, and safe department.
Demonstrates understanding of role in emergencies, fire and disaster drills. Performs effectively in crisis and emergency situation.
Completes required annual hospital in-services and safety programs.
Adheres to surgery policies and procedures.
Conveys a positive attitude and supports the mission statement and department goals in a professional manner.
Demonstrates dependability by, but not limited to, adhering to dress code, reporting for duty on time, appropriate use of sick time, MTO, and attendance.
Is willing to adjust personal schedule in order to complete workload in view of an increased surgery schedule, late surgical procedures, or staffing reduction.
Participates in economical utilization of supplies and equipment.
Provides care based on ethical concepts, respect for life, dignity, human worth and the individuality of each human being.
Respects patient's and family's wishes or religious / spiritual beliefs.
Promotes good group morale within the department.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or general education degree (GED). One to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Have CPR (BLS) on hire or within 3 months of hire (transfer).
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The specific job duties that require the physical demands selected above include:
Ability to see for evaluating the activities of the department
Ability to read fine print
Ability to see the computer screen
Peripheral vision important for monitoring activities and movement of equipment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The surgery unit has monitors, computers, cautery equipment, drills, saws, autoclaves, professional and patient traffic that effects the work environment.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.