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Surgical Assistant I – Surgical Services –Altamonte Springs in Altamonte Springs, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/29/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    5/29/2019
  • Job ID:
    280059
  • Job Family
    Patient Care Support
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Altamonte Springs

Job Description



Surgical Assistant I – Surgical Services –Altamonte Springs

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



Facility Profile:

Located north of Orlando in the community of Altamonte Springs, our facility is consistently named “Best Hospital” for overall quality, reputation, doctors and nurses by local residents. As the largest satellite campus within the AdventHealth system, AdventHealth Altamonte has been providing state-of-the-art healthcare to the community since 1973. The 398-bed hospital cares for more than 168,000 patients a year. We are proud to be revolutionizing health care with visionary leadership and world-class resources.



Work Hours/Shifts:

M-F; 6:45am-3:15pm



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 working with patients in an acute care setting (preferred)
  • Previous experience in an acute care hospital setting (preferred)
  • PCT experience (dependent on role) (preferred)


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • N/A


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork 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.
  • The above statement reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.

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 Altamonte Springs and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Surgical Assistant, Altamonte Springs, PCT, Surgery



Position Location:  Altamonte Springs
Job:  Patient Care Support
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Altamonte Springs
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Entry Level
Education Level:  Technical Certification
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  May 29, 2019, 10:01:29 AM

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