Operating Room Assistant
- - Perioperative Services
- Sidney, OH, USA
- Part Time
Under the direction of the Surgery Manager/ Designee/ RN performs duties necessary to assist the surgical team in providing safe patient care through environmental preparation for procedures, patient transportation, and assistance with supply management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The patient population would include: the neonate patient, the pediatric patient, the adolescent patient, the young-middle aged adult patient, and the geriatric patient.
Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization while serving as a role model of professional behavior
- Demonstrates a mature disciplined and tactful approach to completing work duties.
- Accepts responsibility for job performance
- Punctual in reporting to duty and ready to begin work at the start of each shift.
- Demonstrates dependency by, but not limited to, adhering to dress code, reporting to duty on time, appropriate use of sick time, MTO and attendance.
- Handles frustrations appropriately without affecting job performance.
- Maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information.
- Provides care based on awareness of patient rights, ethical concepts, respect for life, dignity, human worth, and the individuality of the human being.
- Identifies physical and emotional needs of patients and provides support and communicates to the RN as appropriate.
- Demonstrates accountability for completing work on time.
- Assists in the preparation of the Surgery/PACU units.
- Assists in the preparation of the surgery carts for OR and PACU.
- Orders and maintains linen supply in the sub-sterile rooms and blanket warmers stocked
- Follows policy and procedure for cleaning surgery rooms between cases and at the end of the day.
- Maintains sharp/needle containers in assigned areas.
- Prepares OR waste boxes and disposes of OR waste in proper location providing for safety of self, patient, and other personnel
- Assists with the maintenance and disposal of trash from the Surgery/PACU areas, according to hospital policy.
- Provides general nursing care. (Positioning and lifting, applying warm blankets)
- Transports patients to and from Surgery/PACU as needed.
- Transports specimens to appropriate department when necessary.
- Assists OR and Anesthesia personnel to provide patient care such as holding for spinals, transfer from cart to OR table, holding limbs for prep, and moving equipment.
- Cleans the physicians and nurses lounges daily.
- Accurately documents on the daily and monthly cleaning logs.
- At the end of the day's schedule, cleans each operating room/endoscopy, sub-sterile rooms, utility area, corridors, sterile supply room, storage areas.
- Helps maintain good harmonious relationships among the surgical services staff during all kinds of working conditions.
- Is willing to adjust personal schedule in order to complete workload in view of an increased schedule, late surgical procedures or staffing reduction.
- Recognizes and responds to priorities in the patient care process and changes in the surgery schedule.
- Identifies own learning needs and seeks opportunities for self-growth, and the improvement of patient care.
Participates in economical utilization of supplies
- Completes cleaning supply requisitions and obtains supplies from storeroom.
- Replenishes supplies of soap, towels, and other disposable items.
- Restocks anesthesia supplies in OR
- Maintains adequate amount of cleaning supplies for department and insures supplies are ready for "on call" and weekend cases.
- Maintains adequate trash bag supply for liners and disposes in proper receptacles according to hospital policy.
- Participates in economical utilization of supplies and equipment.
Cooperates with other personnel to maintain effective teamwork relationships
- Demonstrates job commitment by adapts to changes in workload, and demonstrates flexibility according to the surgery schedule
- Demonstrates a self directed, mature, disciplined and tactful approach to completing work duties.
Maintains a positive communication:
- Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills with the perioperative team members.
- Reports to the RN changes in patient condition or behavior of patient and any unusual incidents.
- Takes accurate messages and relays information in a timely manner.
- Explains transport routine
- Gives information about the Surgery Waiting Area and conference rooms.
- Greets patient, family, or significant other and is helpful, informative.
- Handles frustration appropriately without affecting performance of job duties.
- Cooperates with other personnel to maintain effective relationships, both interdepartmental and intradepartmental.
- Receives and communicates necessary information to and from nursing unit personnel with accurate awareness of what must be communicated to an RN.
PERFORMS ADDITIONAL DUTIES AS ASSIGNED WITHIN SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY.
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.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, REGISTRATION:
Will acquire Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification within 6 months of hire and maintain certification.
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 education and experience.
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 stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 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.
DUTIES REQUIRING SPECIFIC VISION ABILITIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
The specific job duties that require the physical demands selected above include: ability to see for evaluating the activities of department, read fine print, see computer screen, and 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 blood and body fluids, 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 affects the work environment.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.