Unit Aide Operating Room DT
PCSVCNURSG - OR OPERATING RM
Occasional Weekend Shifts
High school diploma or GED required
The Unit Aide provides support for the OR nursing staff by providing transport of patients to the OR, positioning assistance in the OR, running errands as needed, between case room, cleaning and stocking of supplies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned.
Transports patients safely to OR/pre-op areas. Correctly identifies patient by armband and reports any delays in transport immediately to charge nurse.
Demonstrates proper, through and timely cleaning of OR suites between cases. Restores furniture to proper position. Cleans specialized surgical equipment, before and after procedure following the manufacturer's guidelines. Cleans Physiologic monitoring equipment and returns to ready state for next Patient.
Stock supplies in sub-sterile areas and scrub areas. Maintains par level and reorders specialty supplies as assigned.
Applies principles of standard precautions at all times. Safely solidifies and disposes of blood and other bio-waste after each procedure.
Responds promptly to all pages from peri-operative areas. Runs errands to other departments in a timely manner. Will co-sign Blood release form in Blood Bank after verification of name date of birth and blood ID number. Transports blood to appropriate OR Suite and Validates correct Patient with Circulator.
Assists with patient positioning/moving in the OR under direction of nursing staff.
Assists with housekeeping duties to maintain cleanliness and order in the department.
Returns equipment to appropriate area after use.
Restock supplies in the department as needed, this is to include IV fluids.
Identify correct specimen and documentation for all frozen sections, Microbiology and Cytology specimens before transport.
Cleans and makes up patient stretchers and beds as needed.
Maintains housecleaning closet and surgical-sub sterile area in and organized manner consistent with all regulatory compliance standards.
Washes schedule board strips.
Utilizes free time to wipe down equipment and keep hallways clear.
Meets and exceeds the expectations of patients and all other customers we serve.
Actively assists and supports departmental activities to ensure that operational and salary expenses are equal to or less than approved budget.
Understands the principles and concepts of Performance Improvement. Looks for opportunities and solutions for process improvements and seeks to improve job skills.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS