Northwell Health Perioperative Support Assistant in Manhasset, New York
Req Number 001WIL
Job Category Nursing Support
Performs various tasks supporting perioperative services including, but not limited to: preparation of operating room, transport of patients, supplies, equipment and specimens; instrument tray setup; assistance to healthcare team prior to and during surgery; turnover and environmental duties.
Participates in the preparation of OR prior to surgery.
Acquires, delivers and stocks supplies, laundry, and equipment timely and efficiently. Uses supplies judiciously and in cost-effective manner.- Stocks scrub sinks with required masks and scrubs brushes- Maintains adequate inventory of various tanks in OR and storage areas.- Prepares and ensures availability of functioning stretchers and beds outside each OR.
Sets up specialty equipment according to upcoming procedural needs.- Ensures equipment is clean and functioning prior to use.- Communicates with RN regarding missing or malfunctioning equipment and initiates appropriate procedures for repair of equipment.
Transports patients, supplies, equipment and specimens, as directed.
Operates transport equipment using safe techniques.
Confirms patient’s identity according to hospital policy.
Transports and monitors patient’s condition and reports any changes to RN.
Announces patient’s arrival to RN and reports events during transport.
Assists team with safe transfer of patients to/from patient units and within all areas of surgical services.
Maintains cleanliness and proper functioning of transport equipment and reports mal-functioning equipment according to policy.
Receives, identifies and stages instrument trays based on procedure cards.
Receives processed sterile items and stores in appropriate locations.
Ensures adequate, timely preparation of cases by using procedure cards.
Assists healthcare team prior to and during surgery. Monitors each case to ensure adherence to infection control and sterilization standards.
Assists in positioning patient using basic understanding of surgical intervention and anatomy.
Assists scrub person by returning instruments to correct tray, as needed.
Verifies operative site.
Performs skin prep per policy after RN’s assessment of skin integrity. Holds extremity in proper anatomical position during prep.
Places pulsatile stockings on patient following skin assessment by RN and according to department policy.
Uses appropriate aseptic techniques and surgical terminology.
Inspects sterile-package integrity and recognizes signs of package contamination or expiration. Maintains sterility of item while opening onto sterile field.
Maintains “surgical conscience” and initiates corrective action when breaks in technique occur; communicates the same.
Maintains functioning of instrumentation through lubrication and cleaning.
Cleans OR and all related perioperative areas in accordance with established procedures.
Disposes of soiled materials and fluids including suction canisters.
Collects garbage, cleans and re-lines trash receptacles. Transports garbage to designated area and disposes of non-infectious and infectious waste appropriately.
Cleans surfaces, floors, lights and equipment including anesthesia machines, carts and cables.
Handles specialty instruments following appropriate technique. Pre-treats soiled instruments with enzymatic spray solution prior to transport.
Strips and makes beds, OR tables, and stretchers.
Cleans corridors and ancillary rooms, empties trash and linen, and scrubs sinks.
Damp dusts horizontal surfaces, OR equipment, overhead lights prior to first case of the day.
Adheres to safety and infection control policies. Demonstrates knowledge and skills in waste disposal and standard precautions.
Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment as designated by established department policies and procedures.
Performs related duties, as required.
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within probationary period, required.
Successful completion of on-the-job training program, within probationary period, required.
Prior experience working in healthcare environment, preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively, and follow written and/or oral instructions.
Ability to be well organized and work under high pressure, required.