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Perioperative Support Tech

Company: Martin Memorial Health Systems, Inc.
Location: Stuart
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

I. Basic Purpose:

Performs a variety of supportive functions in the operating suite under the direct or indirect supervision of the R.N. responsible for the care of the patient. This function facilitates patient care and contributes to O.R. efficiency. These procedures may be carried out in the main operating room suite, endoscopy suite, radiology suite or in other areas of the hospital as required.

II. Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Complies with established corporate and departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance methods, and safety codes. Demonstrates compliance with licensing, regulatory and accrediting agency provisions as required.

  2. Consistently demonstrates appropriate and professional communication behavior toward patients, customers, and coworkers. Cooperates with Management and peers to promote an environment of teamwork and collaboration.

  3. Demonstrates compliance with licensing, regulatory and accrediting agency provisions as required.

  4. Assists OR scrub tech and RN Circulator with case preparation as directed.

  5. Assists with patient prepping by holding an extremity under direction of a physician or R.N. The assistant must be competent in aseptic technique in order to perform this function without contaminating the surgical field.

  6. Performs clipper prep when required.

  7. Performs in-between case room turnover, as well as other assigned housekeeping functions within the Operating Room. The efficient performance of room turnover cleaning contributes directly to O.R. efficiency.

  8. Follows the flow of the OR schedule and ensures that case cart for the next case is available outside the room along with additional equipment needed for following case.

  9. Ensures availability of x-rays for following cases - informs the desk staff if not in the department.

  10. Accompanies patient from Holding Area to OR with CRNA once RN has seen patient in Holding Area.

  11. Delivers crash cart/defibrillator as necessary. Assist O.R. staff during patient emergencies.

  12. Assist with room stocking and end of day cleaning as directed.

  13. Acts as a "runner" during the cases between CSS and the OR for assigned rooms.

  14. Anticipates surgical team needs and ensures bed and/or stretcher is available when the case is complete.

  15. Ensures positioning equipment is available.

  16. Ensures equipment is cleaned and returned to appropriate storage space.

  17. Assists in annual inventory.

  18. Attends education programs, in-services and meetings as required.

  19. Maintains annual mandatory education requirements specific to position as mandated by Martin Health System.

  20. Performs all other duties as assigned or requested.

III. Minimum Requirements (experience, training, and education):

To effectively fulfill this position, candidate must meet the following requirements:

> High school diploma or equivalent required;

> Current acceptable CPR/BLS certification required: American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider OR American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer;

Previous healthcare experience is preferred. Must complete Perioperative Support Technician Course. This is a 1-week course that must be completed within the 90-day probationary period.

Keywords: Martin Memorial Health Systems, Inc., Palm Beach , Perioperative Support Tech, Other , Stuart, Florida

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