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Surgery Attendant II

Company: St. David's South Austin Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Evenings (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

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

Company Description:

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 human life.

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