Yale New Haven Health System

SRC OPERATING ROOM ASSISTANT

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
61845
Department
SRC - OR
Category
NURSING - SUPPORT
Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
40
Work Schedule
ROTATING ALL THREE SHIFTS
Work Days
MON - FRI WITH SOME WEEKEND ROTATION
Work Hours
PRIMARILY 3-11:30 PM SHIFT WITH AVAILABILITY TO ROTATE TO DAY AND NIGHTS IF NEEDED.
Work Shift
HOLIDAY , CALL AND WEEKEND COVERAGE AS NEEDED
Requisition ID
2017-15117

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

 

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Perioperative Coordinator or Charge Nurse, anticipates the needs of the operative schedule and proactively provides the necessary clinical support to maintain and stock core areas, to prepare cases, and to transport patients for surgery.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Pulls surgical case supplies and instruments without difficulty.
    • 1.1 Pulls cases in a timely manner, according to Physician preference card using all available resources to provide necessary supplies and equipment for all cases.
  • 2. Provides, efficient, timely and safe transportation of patients.
  • 3. Practices good guest relations with patients and all others. Communicates effectively and in a reassuring manner with patients and others. Deals constructively with conflict. Practices and promotes the Reach for Excellence Standards.
  • 4. Maintains educational record, either written or computerized. Responds appropriately to constructive criticism. Seeks opportunity for learning experience.
  • 5. Responds to pages, requests and room turnover in a timely manner. Anticipates and provides stretchers, beds and equipment to assigned OR's. Adheres to lunch and break schedules.
  • 6. Organizes, stocks and gathers supplies and equipment for procedures.
    • 6.1 Communicates to nurse manager and team members of shortages, needed repairs, conflicts and problems. Maintains professional interpersonal relationships. Keeps team members informed of whereabouts at all times.
  • 7. Understands and practices concept of sterile technique. Technical competence of primary duties including ability to anticipate, implement, prioritize and respond to situations in an appropriate manner. Competently operates Autoclaves, Steris and Pyxis machines.
    • 7.1 Demonstrates knowledge of basic aseptic technique i.e. contamination of sterile supplies.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

High school graduate or equivalent.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Must have completed a minimum of one year orientation to all surgical services. Must have knowledge of sterile technique to include all types of sterilization. Must be able to identify sterile supplies and equipment from unsterile. Be proficient in selecting proper instruments and supplies based upon physician preference cards.

 

LICENSURE

 

N/A

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Heavy lifting ability. Physical/emotional stamina. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Proven organizational skills and ability to act proactively in performing job responsibilities. Friendly and cooperative attitude with patients and team members.

 

Additional Information

$15.23- $25.04

 

THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY THE TEAMSTERS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

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