Perioperative Support Specialist

Location
Littleton, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 13, 2017
Closes
Nov 12, 2017
Specialty
OR / PACU
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 115356

Recruiter Contact: Hannah Wair, hannahwair@centura.org

Clinic/Department: 7211 LAH SURGERY

Hospital: LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Variable

Position Summary

Under the direction of an RN, assists in smooth daily operations of the PACU, OR, or GI Lab by performing routine and delegated ancillary duties according to standards and policies. Assists nurses in preparing and transporting patients for surgery. Helps maintain cleanliness and upkeep of equipment and supplies in the care environment.

Minimum Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Basic computer skills Previous experience in hospital setting and surgical services preferred

License/Certifications

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Assists in the cleaning, sterilization, setup and maintenance of equipment (e.g. clean canisters, anesthesia circuits and suctions, monitoring lines, LMAs and laryngoscope blades).*

  • Assists in transport of used/soiled equipment, instruments, and supplies from patient care areas back to Central Processing for processing. *

  • Cleans operating room suites or procedure rooms between cases. Assist with terminal cleaning of operating room as requested. Puts equipment, supplies and instruments away. Assists in prepping room for the next patient*.

  • Performs the proper, timely delivery and pickup of various items such as supplies, records, x-rays, orders and equipment as needed. *

  • Maintain cleanliness and neatness of lounge and changing rooms in collaboration with the Environmental Services department. *

  • Cleans storage areas and stock supplies (e.g., scrub brushes, masks, shoe covers, hats, cleaning supplies and garbage bags) as required. *

  • Assist in supply maintenance as needed (e.g. linen stocking and disposal, cutting oxygen tubing etc.) *

  • Assists in patient care preparation as directed including assisting with completion of the pre-op checklist, shaving surgical site, betadine scrub, ect. *

  • Assists the RN to provide quality patient care by providing comfort and hygiene measures, skin care, safety measures and nutrition. *

  • Performs a variety of technical tasks which include set up of equipment, glucometer, and pulse oximeter, preps, positioning, and any other addition tasks requested by nursing staff. *

  • Collects and delivers specimens practicing universal precautions as directed by the Registered Nurse. *

  • Performs the safe, timely transport of patients interdepartmentally and upon discharge. *

  • Answers phones and correspondence in a timely manner. *

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

  • Effectively communicates with perioperative and sterile processing staff. *

  • Performs all duties in a conscientious, courteous and caring manner to maintain positive customer relations. *

  • Maintains efficiency under stress and with irregular working hours.

  • Adheres to department procedures and acceptable protocols. *

  • Applies knowledge of the dress code related to Standard Precautions and consistently wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). *

  • Reports any life safety issues, environmental concerns or process deviation to immediate supervisor.

  • Participates in quality improvement, evidence based practice and research activities. *

  • Participates in professional and program development by attending department in-services, and meetings.

  • Assists with the education of new staff and students. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

  • Completes required documentation on unit-based cleaning. *

  • Maintains supply inventories and other documentation to maintain security and financial accountability of the department/unit. *

Physical Requirements

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

 

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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