Perioperative Assistant, OR

Job Description

Perioperative Services Aide provides patient transport, blood product and specimen transport, equipment transport, stocking of supplies, and maintains an orderly, clean and safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect. � Patient Transport as delegated by the RN - 65% Transports patients to and from Perioperative Department using two patient identifiers, proper body mechanics and universal precautions. Demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills towards patients, family members and health care providers.. Effectively communicates pt. observations and concerns timely and appropriately to RN Orientation of patients and visitors to room & unit. Safety measures: call light within reach; side rails up per policy; apply and reapply restraints as delegated per RN � Operations - 30% Environment: facilitates the maintenance of a clean, safe and organized environment for patients and co-workers by assisting with cleaning in all areas of Perioperative Services: SDS, OR, Endoscopy, MIS, PACU Transports unit specific equipment as directed. Performs cleaning of unit specific equipment. Under the direction of the RN, transports blood products and specimens Performs stocking of Perioperative supplies, including but not limited to linen, masks, surgical hats and shoe covers, warm-up jackets, scrub supplies, cleaning supplies. Reports maintenance issues. Enters appropriate information in Navicare patient flow systems. Ensures oral and written directives are effectively and efficiently completed. Performs courteous, effective, phone duties as directed. Relays written and verbal communication regarding pertinent patient/family issues to the Clinical Coordinator or Charge Nurse. Emergency Situations: responds appropriately to emergency situations, assist as directed by RN, obtain equipment as needed. | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 20% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 30% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 50% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 75% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 80% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 90% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 80% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 80% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 80% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 80% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 60% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 80% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 80% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 80% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 80% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 80% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 80% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 80% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 80% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 10% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 25% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required; current enrollment in an Associate or Bachelor Degree Clinical Laboratory Program required. | None Required | None Rquired