Peri-Operative Aide Full Time PACU Zephyrhills at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/18/2020

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  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Peri-Operative Aide Full Time at AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Location Address: 7050 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, Florida 33541

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Zephyrhills:

  • AH Zeph/Dade City Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Orthopedics, Stroke Centers and Patient Safety three years in a row “2017-2019” by the Women’s Choice Award
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018
  • One of only 35 Hospitals Nationally Named as a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group
  • Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades
  • First in Florida to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee by The Joint Commission 

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time, 40 hours per week

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Provides supportive care to patients under the direct supervision of an RN and physician.
  • Provides treatments and procedures as indicated and within the defined scope of practice
  • Adheres to hospital policy addressing standard precautions, safety regulations and guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Follows aseptic technique, when opening and donning gloves
  • Prepares OR suite between procedures, maintains an orderly area per unit standard of work
  • Anticipates needs of OR room turn-over and is readily available when needed. 
  • Cleans, dresses, prepares and checks all stretchers for proper functioning and adequate levels of O2 in each tank 
  • Assists in moving and positioning of patients for surgical procedures.
  • Responsible for transporting patients/ equipment to various procedure sites.
  • Consults with clinical coordinator when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure.
  • Stocks all warmers with blankets; and monitor the warming cabinet throughout the shift.
  • Stocks perioperative cart with regular bags, red bags, paper products and cleaning chemicals and supplies.
  • Cleans ancillary areas as directed following unit standards of work
  • Provides each OR with a linen hamper and regular and hazardous waste bags.
  • Disposes of all linens, regular waste, hazardous waste and sharps containers in the appropriate waste disposal area.
  • Replaces mop head after each case; careful not to contaminate clean solution
  • Cleans all equipment before putting back into storage.
  • Follows all infection control practices including; hand washing and standard precautions.
  • Utilizes the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedure.
  • Reports safety hazards to the Nurse Manager/Coordinator.
  • Provides world class service by always introduces self to patients and families; before transporting patient.
  • Communicate with nurse and ensures patient chart is with the patient before transporting patient.  
  • Identifies by asking patient to state name and birth date and compare to ID band.
  • Informs the appropriate nurse of requests, problems or concerns expressed by or relating to the patient or pertaining to the perioperative environment.
  • Transports all patients safely by utilizing, side rails, brakes, leg/foot holders and assuring safe management of patient.
  • Provides patient privacy and warmth during patients transport by always covering with a blanket/ sheet
  • Transports blood, non-narcotic drugs, x-rays, specimens, supplies, equipment and or medical records as requested and in a timely manner.
  • The team member will work the assigned unit based on his/her orientation, competencies and patient needs to include floating between Dade City and Zephyrhills as assigned


What You Will Need:


    • Basic computer and keyboarding skills.
    • Excellent communication skills.


    • Completion of High School/GED


    • Current American Heart Association BLS certification

Job Summary:

 The Perioperative Aide is accountable for performing routine care under the direction of the RN and physician. The Aide assists nursing staff as a support system throughout the patients' surgical process.  Ensures operating suite is adequately prepared and cleaned for next procedure.  Cleans and stocks all turn-overs carts, blanket warmers and maintains stretchers in proper order for patient transport.  Assist by performing other aide related duties to promote smooth functioning of surgical department. Is able to transport patients, supplies, blood, and specimens in a safe and efficient way to assure world class service to our patients. Is able to assist all areas of surgery for support with patients as requested for safe care

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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