The Surgery Attendant II performs non-professional patient care duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN). Supports, performs and complies with all Hospital and Departmental standards, policies and procedures. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrates competence in patient care under the direction of an RN.
Identifies patient by using two unique identifiers observing armband and orally (if possible) when initial contact for transportation is made.
Orients patients and families to physical surroundings. Utilizes AIDET and KWAKT in all transactions
Checks patient's chart for required pre-operative checklist.
Transfers and or assists patients during transport to the Operating Room and follows departmental safety guidelines
Organizes time efficiently to provide direct patient care as assigned by the (RN) or Charge Nurse.
Follows appropriate chain of command to report pertinent patient-related problems or unusual situations.
Observes and preserves patient's rights to human dignity; provide, emotional support (as appropriate) to patients and their families.
Communicates clearly and appropriately with physicians, patients, co-workers and others.
Anticipates and acts to maintain a clean, safe environment for patients, others and self.
Follows appropriate isolation procedures (as applicable).
Follows postoperative cleaning procedures, preoperative cleaning, restocking suction equipment, and rearranges furniture to meet the needs of the next procedure.
Is responsible for transporting specimens to appropriate departments.
Records and maintains departmental cleaning log as assigned.
Assumes responsibility for sterile technique under the direction of an (RN) during skin preparation
Is responsible for pre-operative hair removal of heart and neurological patients.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of sterile technique when donning gloves and when assisting with nursing procedures.
Assists with the transportation of patients between the patient room, OR suite and
Plans for the transport of patients on appropriate beds and stretchers, such as ICU patients on ICU beds, etc.
Provides proper cover for patient's body to maintain modesty and dignity.
Performs specific cleaning procedures as outlined for OR, including lounge and employee bathrooms in the main OR and OH Suite.
Wipes down rooms, maintains scrub sink areas, mops spilled water, empties, sponges and replenishes scrub supplies at sinks. Ensures rooms are stocked and orders supplies as needed.
Cleans rooms post operatively and performs terminal cleaning on a daily basis
Wipes stretchers between patients to prevent cross-contamination.
Assumes responsibility for competence in job-related skills.
Attends informal educational and in-service programs to enhance skills and knowledge.
Attends and participates in pertinent or mandatory unit meetings and in-services.
Maintains high standards in dress, hygiene, conduct, attitude and performance.
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality standards.
Demonstrate understanding of HCA's and "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
Performs all other duties as assigned or requested.Qualifications: LEVEL OF FORMAL EDUCATION PREFERRED:
- High school degree or equivalent. I year experience in a hospital setting