Surgical Assistant I – Recovery Room – PACU – Orlando in Orlando, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/30/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Patient Care Support
  • Travel
  • Shift
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Orlando

Job Description

Surgical Assistant I – Recovery Room – PACU – Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a Surgical Assistant I who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed AdventHealth Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Department Profile:

The AdventHealth Orlando Post Anesthesia Care Unit is a leader in exceptional service. Our team is comprised of well -rounded, highly trained healthcare providers that strive to provide exemplary and compassionate care to the patient emerging from surgery. Our respected medical staff recovers both pediatric and adult patients with an unwavering commitment to meet and exceed their expectations. The unit is located just outside of the Operating Room Suites, on the first floor, allowing for a close relationship between the nursing staff, surgeons and anesthesia team. Our team is proud to work in an environment that allows for personal and professional growth by being consistently at the forefront of new surgical procedures.

Work Hours/Shifts:

M-F, some weeknds, some holidays, 4/9's; 8am-530pm

Job Summary:

The Surgical Assistant I (SAI) works under supervision of the professional nurse, assisting in performing specific duties and activities for patients of all age groups (may include neonate to geriatric). This includes transportation, assisting with positioning, and patient preparation for procedures as required. Responsible for environmental needs in the department including management of blood and body fluids. Acts as a runner for time sensitive and clinically significant products, such as stat labs and blood. For employees working the operating rooms, participates in OR room turnover ensuring effective and efficient room turnovers. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Ability to communicate by reading, writing legibly, speaking and comprehending English effectively in order to carry out job requirements.
  • Knowledge of sterile technique and operating room environment (Preferred)
  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred)
  • Previous experience in an acute care hospital setting (Preferred)
  • PCT experience (dependent on role) (Preferred)
  • Experience working with patients in an acute care setting (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • N/A

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • Ensures safe transport, transfer, and positioning of patients utilizing good body mechanics. Maintains patient privacy and dignity at all times. Adheres to policies related to patient identification and confidentiality. For Surgical Assistants in the OR: utilizes knowledge of surgical specialty positioning equipment.
  • Participates in the preparation of the patient for procedures as directed by RN. Cooperates as part of the multidisciplinary team by communicating pertinent patient information to the RN and completing delegated duties as directed. Is aware of the sterile boundaries within the operating room when supplies are opened.
  • Ensures appropriate disposition of supplies, labs, and specimens. Participates in hand off communication and verification process for specimens with laboratory personnel. May remove medications from the pneumatic tube system for immediate delivery to the RN or for securing purposes in the medication room. Ensures linens, scrubs, and other supplies are stocked and maintained. Completes duties within assigned timeframes.
  • Efficient and organized in skills to assist team with safe and appropriate turnovers. Utilizes knowledge of cleaning protocols for all types of specialty surgical equipment. Articulates department goals and metrics for first cases starts and turnover times and contributes ideas for improvement. Readily available to perform all duties.
  • Promotes a safe environment. Takes appropriate action in emergency situations, being aware and in control of hazards which may endanger patients, visitors and employees. Identifies and reports environmental concerns to the management team. Ensures adherence to appropriate regulatory standards and AdventHealth policy and procedure.
  • Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs handwashing according to policy and enforces safety regulations. Strictly adheres to all infection control practices. Utilizes knowledge of bloodborne pathogens and practices for safe handling. Utilizes knowledge of waste stream processes and appropriate disposal of surgical waste. Ensures disposal containers are correctly labeled to meet regulatory standards.
  • Supports the customer and employee satisfaction activities of the organization. Maintains good relationships with physicians, management, other departments, and staff
  • Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. Adheres to all policies and procedures.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Surgical Assistant I opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Surgical Assistant, Recovery Room, Orlando

Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Patient Care Support
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Entry Level
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Apr 30, 2019, 3:38:51 PM

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