Associate Perioperative Support Technician (FT), Nights at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire





Job Description:

Orients and completes the necessary competencies
to p
erform a variety of essential
environmental and material management functions that ensure patient safety,
reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAC’s), and create safe, clean
and sterile work environments for the operating room staff. May train as a
member of the surgical team to perform assigned patient care in the
intraoperative period.

Responsibilities: A listing
of the key responsibilities


  1. Masters environmental cleaning processes for
    all Perioperative areas including procedural and non-procedural spaces,
    restricted and semi-restricted spaces and all equipment contained therein.

  2. Performs a variety of specific sterilization
    duties within the Main Operating Rooms (MOR) and other surgical areas and
    orients to prepare tables for various specialty procedures.  Removes clean, unneeded equipment from OR and
    ensures trash and contaminated linens and instruments are properly handled and
    sent to appropriate destination.  Handles
    blood, tissue, bodily fluids, recyclables and other materials safely.

  3. Learns to perform “terminal cleaning”, an intensive
    cleaning process, ensuring that MOR spaces are free of infectious materials
    that cause hospital-acquired infections (HAC’s).

  4. Performs rapid room turnovers using standards
    of OR sanitation and/or terminal cleaning and prepares OR after room turnover.

  5. Cleans and maintains other areas of OR on a
    regularly scheduled basis.

  6. Ensures that all cleaning equipment is sterile,
    safe, and properly maintained.  Reports
    all faulty equipment to supervisor.

  7. May be responsible to master floor cleaning and
    refinishing.

  8. Learns to inventory case carts, and obtains
    supplies and equipment needed for safe and efficient patient care. Completes
    competencies to checks emergency case carts daily.

  9. Supports staff in the maintenance of anesthesia
    specialty carts, nerve block room, and Birthing Pavilion.

  10. Masters competencies
    to clean, maintain, and set up anesthesia equipment, including transducer
    set-ups, blood warmers, and fiber optic scopes.

  11. Shadows Periop
    Support Techs (PST) in preparing special infusion devices (FMS and Level 1) for
    trauma and emergent procedures.

  12. Orients to
    maintaining non-controlled medications for both anesthesia and intraoperative
    use.

  13. Orients to
    clean and maintain equipment needed for specialty procedures.

  14. Learns to
    maintain nursing specialty carts, nursing sets, all OR and anesthesia supply areas,
    and suture carts.

  15. Learns to
    perform daily calibrations on anesthesia laboratory equipment.

  16. Orients to
    maintaining and assembling disposable blood pressure monitoring equipment.

  17. Ensures
    availability of gas tanks and regulators for safe transfer of patients.
    Maintains supply of personal protective equipment.

  18. Orients to
    ensuring proper handling of sharps containers, and soiled linen and trash.

  19. Under the
    supervision of a Registered Nurse or Anesthesia provider, learns to position
    patients for the administration of regional anesthesia and/or surgical
    procedures, orients to participating in the transfer of patients to stretchers,
    beds, and/or operating room tables, and learns to perform point of care
    laboratory testing.


  20. Performs other duties as required or assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:


  • High
    school diploma with 2 years of work experience required. 

  • Ability
    to anticipate, prioritize, and coordinate work in a high stress environment
    (which involves responding to emergency situations and tight schedules) required.

  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills preferred.

  • Ability
    to work independently and demonstrates reliability and strong attention to
    detail.

 

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:


  • Must obtain BLS Certification within four
    (4) weeks of hire date


  • Currently Registered with the New Hampshire Board of
    Registration for Medical Technicians


























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