Perioperative Resource Assistant- (3:00 pm to 11:30 pm)

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Oct 16, 2020
Closes
Nov 20, 2020
Ref
200001RO
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Perioperative Resource Assistant position description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It is recognized other related duties not specifically mentioned might also be performed, and not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs. As a member of the Perioperative Surgical Team and under the supervision and direction of a registered nurse and/or an anesthesiologist the Perioperative Resource Assistant will assist in the delivery of patient care to pediatric surgical patients in a safe and organized manner. Will be responsible to maintain supplies and equipment in the induction room, operating rooms and all anesthetizing locations: set-up and support anesthesia cases, including but not limited to cardiac cases; and ensure availability of anesthesia equipment and monitors; perform routine maintenance and point of care testing and documentation on anesthesia medical devices. In addition, may provide patient transport and environmental support as needed.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience
1 year experience

At least 1 year experience in environmental services, transport services, nursing/surgical services (Required) or At least 1 year - Prior experience as an anesthesia support tech in a surgical service environment (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Possess good oral and written communication skills.
Performs oral and written tasks accurately.
Possess good organizational skills and pays attention to detail.
Interacts professionally with staff, patients and families.
Able to maintain composure and focus on assigned tasks in a high stress environment.

Functional Accountabilities

Equipment Management
1. Maintain pre-set levels of unit supplies and materials in storage and patient care areas.
2. Report, document and seek repair of malfunctioning non-anesthesia related equipment.
3. Review designated induction room/operating room s equipment on a daily basis for ensure function and availability, including stretchers, oxygen tanks, oxygen gauges, and anesthesia monitors, suction devices.
4. Assist in setting up OR tables, ensure availability of positioning devices based on circulation nurse, surgeon and anesthesia input.
5. Ensure cleanliness and re-stocking of positioning devices, anesthesia equipment, medical equipment to their proper location.
6. Clean and sterilize largynscope handles, blades, LMA and return them to their proper location; clean room, equipment, and stretchers using proper asepsis techniques; clean and prepare rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning.

Anesthesia Related Functions
1. Ensure the necessary anesthesia equipment and supplies are available.
2. Clean and restock the induction rooms between patient use.
3. Ensure the assigned room has all the necessary supplies needed for intravenous and arterial line insertions, spinal/epidural catheter placement.
4. Stock anesthesia pixis and assist with ordering anesthesia supplies and organize anesthesia supplies in mini-warehouse.
5. Set up IV's for anesthesia provider.
6. Support anesthesia in Cath Lab, CT scan,MRI, Nuclear med., GI suite; assist with anesthetic room and turnover-masks, circuits, laryngoscopes, heated circuit, etc.

Nursing Support
1. Perform all activities following OSHA guideline and practices; observes aseptic principles
2. Assist in preparation of the operating room; set up equipment and pull supplies, and return equipment to its designated locations.
3. 3Check, clean, restock assigned operating rooms, including but not limited to anesthesia carts and storage areas, including maintaining availability of betadine, saline, scrub brushes, caps and masks.
4. Check expiration dates of medication placed in the medication refrigerator, mediprep station, medication cabinet; return expired medication to the pharmacy .
5. Transport blood and specimens to and from Laboratory as needed.
6. Assist surgical supply assistant and put away surgical supplies in min-warehouse.
7. Know expiration dates and be able to ascertain the expiration dates on sterile supplies; if expired, pull them from circulation and send them to be re-sterilized in SPD.

Transport Functions
1. Transport patients to the Operating Room with complete charts, including signed permit, history and physical, and pre-op checklist, and appropriate identification.
2. Assist in the transport of patients to the critical care units after complex surgical procedure such a s cardiac, neurosurgery or spinal fusion; apply correct body mechanics and principles of safety .
3. Provide positioning devices after consultation with the registered nurse, anesthesiologist, and surgeon.

Communication
1. Speak to patients, families, visitors, staff and other Hospital personnel using kind, friendly and tactful communications.
2. Respond to questions and requests in a helpful manner.
3. Report patient/family concern/complaint to charge nurse immediately.
4. Seek assistance from charge nurse or care team member when confronted with an unfamiliar situation or problem.
5. Obtain equipment, supplies, required services from other departments; use appropriate method, tact and diplomacy.

Non-Essential Function
1. Contribute to the achievement of established departmental goals and objectives and adheres to departmental policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards; comply with governmental and accreditation regulations.
2. Accept direction from charge nurse/designee
3. Secure personal items and valuables in assigned locker.
4. Remain on unit during assigned tour of duty, notify charge nurse when leaving the unit for unit/patient care related errands (e.g., Pharmacy pick-up, assisting patient to inpatient unit, etc.) or assigned breaks.
5. Use designated staff areas for eating, smoking and socializing (done only during assigned breaks)
6. Leave patient care area when assigned shift is completed after notifying the charge nurse.
7. Use downtime productively during assigned tour of duty.
8. Attend mandatory in-service/educational programs to learn about new products, equipment, skills.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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