The Surgical Services Assistant I will function as support to licensed personnel. The Surgical Services Assistant I will perform environmental services, nutritional services and transportation duties in patient, public, and staff areas of the hospital in direct support of patient care. The Surgical Services Assistant will assist with maintaining and ordering unit based SPD and Dietary supplies. Works in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored.
Clean Operating Rooms/patient rooms between procedures/visits.
Inventory and maintain supplies and forms within the specified unit par levels. Maintain cost effective utilization of supplies and equipment.
Demonstrate knowledge of location of equipment and positioning of devices in the surgical area.
Provide for the routine care of equipment assigned.
Change bulbs in lights used in the surgical area.
Maintain patient safety: O.R. bed locked, patient bed locked during transfer, bed rails up at all times, oxygen set-up on all post-op beds.
Assist with patient positioning and lifting.
Demonstrate knowledge of prep order. Prepare prep supplies and explain to patient.
Carry out basic prep: abdominal, chest, facial/neck, limb, perineal, side, and vaginal. Complete prep in a safe and timely manner.
Isolation: set-up and clean-up, receive and discharge patient.
Transport patients according to established safe procedures.
Transport patient charts, laboratory specimens, blood products and maintain accountability for these items. Complete transports in a timely manner.
Follow department policy for delivery of lab specimens, obtaining and returning blood products, and completing appropriate paperwork.
Clean assigned areas thoroughly, using the standard procedure. Consistently follow guidelines and standards when mixing and handling job related chemical solutions. Utilize Infection Control Standards and guidelines for all cleaning procedures.
Maintain and store clean equipment. Maintain par levels of paper products. Keep supplies and equipment rooms orderly.
Maintain Oxygen tanks near OR rooms.
Ensure no reuse (re-cleaning or resterilization) or reprocessing of any medical equipment/product/supply/device that is labeled single-use and/or disposable.
Level 2 â Proficient (in addition to above duties)
Demonstrate knowledge of hospital transport procedures and protocol.
Demonstrate ability to prioritize tasks according to urgency. Develop a routine that allows for maximum use of time. Exhibit ability to effectively multitask.
Level 3 â Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties)
Assist in training new Surgical Services Assistants.
Assist the Department Manager/Director as requested in review and update of department functions and procedures.
Give input to Department Manager/Director concerning operational planning.
Required: High School Diploma or GeneralEducation Diploma (G.E.D.)
Preferred: Knowledge of hospital environmentdesired. Previous hospital and/or healthcare related experience preferred.
Required: Must possess effective interpersonalskills.
Required: Must be able to follow written andverbal instructions
Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidaysand/or weekends. Must be able to perform all duties, including lifting andtransferring, using proper body mechanics.
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâs or employeeâs race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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