Surgical Assistant I – Surgery Fracture Care – Orlando in Orlando, FL at FH Orlando

Date Posted: 9/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    9/7/2018
  • Job ID:
    269367
  • Job Function
    Patient Care Support
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • AHS Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital

Job Description



Surgical Assistant I – Surgery Fracture Care – Orlando

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 Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital 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:

As the flagship facility with the Florida Hospital system, the Orlando location provides an exceptional array of opportunities and subspecialties in the Surgical Services practice. We work with the latest in advanced technologies and the most skilled interdisciplinary teams and include Neurosurgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Fracture Care Surgery, General Surgery, Short-Stay, PACU, Pre-Op and Discharge, and Outpatient Surgery.



Work Hours/Shifts:

3/12s, 7a-7p



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 Florida Hospital 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 Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork

  • 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. Applies knowledge of surgical specialty positioning equipment and ensures equipment is available for procedures.
  • 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. Monitors cases to ensure all infection control measures are met by correctly opening sterile supplies, identifying breaks in sterile technique and taking immediate corrective action when such breaks occur.
  • Maintains knowledge of instrumentation, equipment, and supplies needed for procedures so that case picking and preparation can be done accurately and completely.
  • Functions in the role of retractor, camera, or limb holder at the sterile field under the direction of the RN, Scrub Tech, and / or Surgeon.
  • 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. Tackles appropriate action in emergency situations, maintaining awareness and 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 Florida Hospital 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. Applies knowledge of bloodborne pathogens and practices for safe handling. Maintains 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 Orlando and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Fracture Care, Fracture Care, Surgical Assistant



Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Patient Care Support
Organization:  Florida Hospital
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Sep 7, 2018, 11:45:32 AM

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