DeKalb Medical OR Attendant (Surgical Service in Decatur (DeKalb Medical at North Decatur), Georgia

JOB SUMMARY:

The OR Attendant assists the nursing and anesthesia staff in patient care through transport of patients, environmental sanitation, and the retrieval and/or disposition of supplies and equipment.

Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies. Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and will adhere to established policies, procedures and practice guidelines.

JOB RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Transports patients as directed.

  • Transports specimens when needed.

  • Transports blood for transfusions.

  • Sets up hip fracture tables, Beach Chair, Hip Arthroscopy, and other equipment when needed.

  • Assists with patient positioning and restraint when needed.

  • Monitors progression of procedures so that correct patient bed is available with clean linen and a full tank of oxygen at the appropriate time.

  • Responsible for cleaning of each OR suite between procedures (trash, linen, wet mopping, suction).

  • Assists with restocking sub sterile areas (water, saline, sheets, suction canisters, infection gowns, etc).

  • Assists with maintaining unsterile storage area.

  • Demonstrates willingness and cooperation with the surgical team.

  • Participates in continuous quality improvement teams and activities.

  • Participates in supporting the organization’s vision, mission and values and adheres to DeKalb Medical Standards of Behavior.

  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of DeKalb Medical.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • BLS Healthcare Provider certification

  • Able to follow directions

  • Able to respond quickly to assigned task

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Skill and ability to communicate verbally, including public-speaking, and in writing

  • Skill and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities within a fast-paced environment

  • Skill and ability to anticipate, manage, and adapt to change

  • Skill and ability to operate independently and collaboratively as part of a team

  • Skill and ability to manage internal and external relationships

  • Skill and ability to lead and take initiative

  • Performs skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.

  • Demonstrates and maintains competencies specific to patient population served.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Nurse Clinical Coordinator and Nursing Staff

  • Positions Supervised: None

Posting Job Title: OR Attendant (Surgical Service

Department: 106610 - Surgical Services

Shift: Other

Other Shift: 12-8:30

Days of the Week for Employee: Monday - Friday

Other Days of the Week: Occassional weekends

Street: DeKalb Medical at North Decatur

External Company URL: www.dekalbmedicalcenter.org