Surgery Attendant II
Company: St. David's South Austin Medical Center
Posted on: September 13, 2019
Description SHIFT: Evenings (rotating weekends)
St. David---s SouthAustin Medical Center is part of St. David---s
HealthCare,one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was
recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014.
St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acutecare facility
with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties
andsub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology
program with thearea---s only adult bone marrow transplant program;
a trauma program thatincludes all of the capabilities and
programmatic elements of a Level II traumacenter to treat the most
severely injured and critical patients; acomprehensive cardiac
program; full-service maternity and newborn care withLevel I and II
nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the
communitiesof Bee Cave and Bastrop.
We offer you an excellent total compensation package,including
competitive salary, excellent benefit package and
growthopportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do
excellent workwith us. Your benefits include 401K, PTO medical,
dental, flex spending, life,disability, tuition reimbursement,
employee discount program, employee stockpurchase program and
student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you aboutthis
Position Summary:--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
Demonstrates competence in patient care under the direction of an
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
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
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
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
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
Wipes stretchers between patients to prevent
Assumes responsibility for competence in job-related skills.
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Attends informal educational and in-service programs to enhance
skills and knowledge.
Attends and participates in pertinent or mandatory unit meetings
Maintains high standards in dress, hygiene, conduct, attitude and
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality standards.
Demonstrate understanding of HCA---s and ---Patients First---
safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and
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--LICENSED/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Current BLS
HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by
physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the
practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a
comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across
approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to
deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing
care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine.
We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on
the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million
patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve
the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but
everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways,
and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of
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