Surgical Aide Level I NIGHTS Celebration at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/21/2021

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  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Date Posted:
    9/21/2021
  • Job ID:
    21030834
  • Job Family
    Surgery
  • Shift
    3 - Night

Job Description


Description

Surgical Aide I AdventHealth 

 
Location Address: 

400 Celebration Pl.

Kissimmee, FL 34747

  • Established in 1997 and now a 203-bed hospital
  • AdventHealth Celebration Health was designed as a Mediterranean resort-style facility to serve as a cornerstone of health in Disney’s planned community of Celebration, Florida
  • The hospital consistently delivers a state-of-the-art healing environment to residents of Osceola, Orange, Polk and Lake Counties, as well as to visitors from across the United States and the world. All within a 'living laboratory' of groundbreaking, research-driven clinical solutions that integrate mind, body and spirit in the defeat of illness and disease

 
 
Work Hours/Shift Options: Full Time Night Shift
You Will Be Responsible For:   
  • Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork.
  • Ensures safe transport, transfer, and positioning of patients utilizing good body mechanics.  Maintains patient privacy and dignity at all times.  Adheres to policies related to patient identification and confidentiality.  For Surgical Assistants in the OR: utilizes knowledge of surgical specialty positioning equipment. 
  • Participates in the preparation of the patient for procedures as directed by RN. Cooperates as part of the multidisciplinary team by communicating pertinent patient information to the RN and completing delegated duties as directed.  Is aware of the sterile boundaries within the operating room when supplies are opened.   
  • Ensures appropriate disposition of supplies, labs, and specimens.  Participates in hand off communication and verification process for specimens with laboratory personnel.  May remove medications from the pneumatic tube system for immediate delivery to the RN or for securing purposes in the medication room.  Ensures linens, scrubs, and other supplies are stocked and maintained.  Completes duties within assigned timeframes.
  • Efficient and organized in skills to assist team with safe and appropriate turnovers.  Utilizes knowledge of cleaning protocols for all types of specialty surgical equipment.  Articulates department goals and metrics for first cases starts and turnover times and contributes ideas for improvement.  Readily available to perform all duties.
  • Promotes a safe environment.  Takes appropriate action in emergency situations, being aware and in control of hazards which may endanger patients, visitors and employees.  Identifies and reports environmental concerns to the management team.  Ensures adherence to appropriate regulatory standards and Florida Hospital policy and procedure.
  • Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs handwashing according to policy and enforces safety regulations. Strictly adheres to all infection control practices.  Utilizes knowledge of bloodborne pathogens and practices for safe handling.  Utilizes knowledge of waste stream processes and appropriate disposal of surgical waste. Ensures disposal containers are correctly labeled to meet regulatory standards. 
  • Supports the customer and employee satisfaction activities of the organization.  Maintains good relationships with physicians, management, other departments, and staff
  • Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.  Adheres to all policies and procedures.
Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Ability to communicate by reading, writing legibly, speaking and comprehending English effectively in order to carry out job requirements

 PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of sterile technique and operating room environment

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

•         N/A

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

•         High School Diploma or GED

•         Previous experience working with patients in an acute care setting

•         Previous experience in an acute care hospital setting

•         PCT experience (dependent on role)

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

•         N/A


PREFERRED LICENSURE OR REGISTRATION:

•         N/A



GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Surgical Assistant I (SAI) works under supervision of the professional nurse, assisting in performing specific duties and activities for patients of all age groups (may include neonate to geriatric).  This includes transportation, assisting with positioning, and patient preparation for procedures as required. Responsible for environmental needs in the department including management of blood and body fluids. Acts as a runner for time sensitive and clinically significant products, such as stat labs and blood.   For employees working the operating rooms, participates in OR room turnover ensuring effective and efficient room turnovers.  Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.


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

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