UnityPoint Health

Peri-Operative Assistant

Requisition ID
2021-103045
Category
Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
1825 Logan Ave
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Salary Minimum
USD $15.50/Hr.
City
Waterloo
Department
Operating Rooms-Surgery- Logan
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
rotating shifts between the hours of 0600-2030; may include some weekends
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint - Allen Surgery Department

Full-Time: rotating shifts between the hours of 0600-2030; may include some weekends

 

Responsible for providing support services to the Surgical Services team. Functions under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Responsible for providing timely assistance, performing within all areas of the department to ensure safe, smooth transition of patients throughout the operative experience. Areas of responsibility include patient preparation, transportation, room set-up and turnover, environmental services, stocking of supplies and performing any other duties deemed necessary to ensure quality patient care, under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

 

Responsibilities

  • Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members per competency education. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties.
  • Obtains records and/or accurately enters data into the electronic medical record. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
  • Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner.
  • Assists in preparation of patient for procedures and transfer of patient to and from the procedure bed.
  • Transports patients utilizing proper mobilization devices. Accurately verifies and transports the patient.
  • Monitors procedure schedule to respond to the needs of the procedural teams in a timely manner.
  • Assists in room turnover by removing trash and linen, cleaning furniture and equipment according to established end of case cleaning guidelines.
  • Assist procedural team with opening and setting up procedural cases at the direction of the clinical team.
  • Assembles instruments, supplies, equipment and positioning aids needed for cases based on the surgeon’s case preference card.
  • Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority. Hand-offs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of caregiver or setting of care.
  • Organizes, cleans, and maintains unit work areas, supplies and equipment.
  • Stocks procedure rooms, rotating and removing outdated stock/supplies.
  • Returns unused supplies, instruments & equipment to their proper storage area.
  • Daily, weekly and monthly checks of mobile emergency carts.
  • Daily anesthesia machine checks as needed.
  • Assists procedure team with daily terminal cleaning of operating rooms as needed.
  • Provides assistance as needed to other team members.

Qualifications

  • Requires high school diploma or GED.
  • One year of relevant health care experience will be considered in place of Certified Medical Assistant or completion of Nursing Assistant course.
  • Certified Medical Assistant or completion of Nursing Assistant course
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Must be able to work well with all customers, coworkers and multidisciplinary team members.
  • Must demonstrate a cooperative, courteous and dependable working performance.
  • Must possess high integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and display a positive attitude towards coworkers, staff, visitors and patients.
  • Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information continually throughout the shift to RN and/or patient care team.
  • Exercises sound judgement, seeking advice when appropriate.
  • Directs concerns regarding patient care to RN and operating room manager or responsible staff nurses.
  • Objectively directs concerns regarding unit processes and/or hospital policies to unit manager, lead nurse or staff development coordinator.
  • Easily grasps new concepts and acquires new skills/procedures readily.
  • Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority.
  • Hand-offs are utilized to communicate surgical schedule, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of shift.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections; reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
  • Maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of surgical team needs.

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