Posted Date: 8/23/2023
Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Employment Type: Full-Time
SUMMARY Assists in the nursing care and preparation of surgical patients. Functions as a member of the sterile team by creating and maintaining a sterile field.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Anticipates and issues instruments to surgeons.
Demonstrates ability to multi-task during procedures.
Assists in transporting patients.
Prepares tables, instruments and supplies required for specific operations, maintaining aseptic technique.
Assists in prepping (when indicated) and draping of patients and operative area.
Prepares and participates in preoperative counts of instruments, sponges and sharps, maintaining correct count.
Assists in positioning patients, equipment and application of dressings and/or casts.
Processes and packages equipment, instruments and supplies for decontamination and sterilization.
Cleans carts and rooms immediately following procedures.
Restocks and replaces linens and supplies in operating rooms and storage areas.
Participates in performance activities and educational activities.
Completes all other duties as assigned.
Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.
Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.
Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school graduate or general education degree (GED).
Certificate from college or technical school preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Completion of approved Operating Room Technician program and/or appropriate on-the-job training or past experience.
BCLS certification within three months of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, bloodborne pathogens, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and bloodborne pathogens. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of radiation. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.