Your Role: Facilitates patient care by assisting physicians/nursing staff before, during and after surgical procedures by creating and maintaining, a sterile field and providing the instruments and supplies required by the surgeons in a sterile manner according to established plan for patient care with occasional guidance. Must be able to perform competently most of the cases in a given service/shift.
This role assists the physician during procedure by ensuring the equipment is ready, the room is clean and turned over and the right supplies are present. The individual selected will assist during the procedure by helping obtain biopsies, retrieving unexpected equipment, assisting with patient care or assisting in an emergency. In addition, the candidate selected is also responsible for restocking the rooms, pre-cleaning the scope prior to being brought into the cleaning room. This position will cover three different areas of the GI Endoscopy Lab.
Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES: SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with surgical technology. SURGICAL EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE (NOVICE): - Knowledge of the specific equipment and its performance criteria, capabilities and limitations. Able to use the equipment to accomplish basic tasks associated with the specific devices. May conduct remedial maintenance and preventive maintenance. OPERATING ROOM CARE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with operating room care. ENVIRONMENTAL STERILITY & SAFETY (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with environmental sterility and safety. PROCEDURES KNOWLEDGE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with procedures knowledge. EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience conducting maintenance activities in area of assignments. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with Inventory Management. Understands Inventory Management concepts and principles. Familiar with Inventory Management tools, processes, procedures and policies.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S2):
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S2):
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S2):
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S2):
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S2):
· This position is Monday – Friday (Days)
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