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Primary Care Physician
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Resp Therapist PRN
Lab Tech PRN
Lab Tech
LPN Pre Admit
RN OR Circulator (Fulltime) $1,500 Sign on Bonus
Surgical Tech (Fulltime) $750 Sign On Bonus
Surgical First Assistant ($1,500.00 Sign On Bonus)
RN Pac U
MRI/CT Scan

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

The Primary Care Physician (PCP) is a licensed/Board Certified/Board Eligible trained professional in internal or family medicine who plays a key role as part of the clinical operations team providing direct patient care and providing assessments primarily in the Clinic setting, or occasionally in acute care setting. 

 

The responsibilities include but are not limited to: assessment, medical history, physical exam, diagnosis and treatment, development of the plan of care, health education, specialty referrals, case management referrals, follow-up and clear documentation according to Cypress Pointe standards for quality, service, productivity and teamwork.


The PCP will be required to demonstrate the ability to function both independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals. The PCP will consult with the applicable managers and medical directors to ensure compliance with guidelines along with participating in risk and quality management programs, clinical meetings and other meetings as required.


The PCP will adhere to strict departmental goals/objectives, standards of performance, regulatory compliance, quality patient care compliance, and policies and procedures.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

·         Current, licensure in the state of practice is required

·         Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support required.

·         Board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is preferred, required to successfully achieve Board certification within 2 years.

·         Must have a current CDS and DEA for controlled substances.

·         Prefer minimum of one (1) year clinical experience in geriatric, adult or family practice setting.

 

Job Description

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY

Assist the O.R. Manager in the operations of the unit. Serves as a liaison between surgeons, anesthesiologists, O.R. Manager and staff. Assists in scheduling to insure quality care. Responsible for the smooth and uneventful intraoperative care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention.

·         Recognizes patient’s and family’s need for instructions and initiates appropriate action.

·         Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.

·         Recognizes and responds appropriately to signs, symptoms of health threatening changes and reports abnormal results of diagnostic studies to appropriate physician.

·         Utilizes work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others.

·         Participates in reviewing and revising quality assurance improvement criteria and/or standards of care.

Directing Staff

·         Assists OR manager in operations of the unit.

·         Makes daily staff assignments directed towards developing individual abilities and meeting patient needs.

·         Assists in scheduling staff to insure quality care:

·         Makes adjustments in assignments based on call-ins.

·         Coordinates breaks and lunches as necessary.

·         Makes assignments for the next day.

·         Acts as a resource person for staff development.

·         Demonstrates leadership as a role model.

·         Coordinates orientation of new personnel.

·         Coordinates flow of procedures to facilitate efficient use of operating rooms and staff.

Clinical Skills

·         Completes unit specific Nurse Competency Checklist on a yearly basis.

·         Obtains a medical history through interview of patient or family members with pertinent information documented and communicated to surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist.

·         Administers parenteral therapy and blood and blood products according to Policy.

·         Administers medications according to CPSH Policy.

·         Carries out physician’s orders accurately, clarifying unclear orders.

·         Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Policy.

·         Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.

·         Initiates and carries out appropriate emergency procedures.

·         Initiates nurse-physician communication as appropriate.

·         Maintains a clean, safe, and quite environment for patients, as well as other personnel.

·         Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidence by ability to provide rationale for decisions made.

·         Demonstrates skills in organization: Accurately anticipates needs of surgical team by timely availability of needed supplies and equipment.

·         Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.

·         Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with OR manager possible acquisition for use.

·         Documents, in writing the specific actions during codes and conveys this information to O.R. Manger.

·         Serves as resource person for updating or improving patient care practices.

·         Assists in facilitating patient-physician-nurse communication process.

·         Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees.

·         Assumes leadership role, acting as a role model especially in crisis situations.

·         Assists in development and implementation of departmental goals.

·         Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the O.R., as demonstrated by completing competency checklist.

·         Assists in maintenance, care, and cleanliness of supplies – cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition with proper documentation.

·         Reports damaged instruments to the OR manager and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment.

·         Assist the OR manager in obtaining the supplies, equipment, etc. necessary to do the scheduled cases.

·         Other duties as assigned/ required.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

·         Graduation from an accredited nursing program and at least one (2) year of recent

·         Experience as an O.R. Nurse (RN)

·         Possession of a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing

·         Current BLS, PALS, ACLS through the American Heart Association

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Assist the O.R. Manager in the operations of the unit.  Serves as a liaison between surgeons, anesthesiologists, O.R. Manager and staff.  Assists in scheduling to insure quality care.  Responsible for the smooth and uneventful intraoperative care.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

o   Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention.

o   Recognizes patient’s and family’s need for instructions and initiates appropriate action.

o   Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.

o   Recognizes and responds appropriately to signs, symptoms of health threatening changes and reports abnormal results of diagnostic studies to appropriate physician.

o   Utilizes work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others.

o   Participates in reviewing and revising quality assurance improvement criteria and/or standards of care.

 

Clinical Skills

o   Completes unit specific Nurse Competency Checklist on a yearly basis.

o   Obtains a medical history through interview of patient or family members with pertinent information documented and communicated to surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist.

o   Administers parenteral therapy and blood and blood products according to Policy.

o   Administers medications according to CPSH Policy.

o   Carries out physician’s orders accurately, clarifying unclear orders.

o   Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Policy.

o   Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.

o   Initiates and carries out appropriate emergency procedures.

o   Initiates nurse-physician communication as appropriate.

o   Maintains a clean, safe, and quite environment for patients, as well as other personnel.

o   Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidence by ability to provide rationale for decisions made.

o   Demonstrates skills in organization: Accurately anticipates needs of surgical team by timely availability of needed supplies and equipment.

o   Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.

o   Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with OR manager possible acquisition for use.

o   Documents, in writing the specific actions during codes and conveys this information to O.R. Manger.

o   Serves as resource person for updating or improving patient care practices.

o   Assists in facilitating patient-physician-nurse communication process.

o   Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees.

o   Assumes leadership role, acting as a role model especially in crisis situations.

o   Assists in development and implementation of departmental goals.

o   Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the O.R., as demonstrated by completing competency checklist.

o   Assists in maintenance, care, and cleanliness of supplies – cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition with proper documentation.

o   Reports damaged instruments to the OR manager and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment.

o   Assist the OR manager in obtaining the supplies, equipment, etc. necessary to do the scheduled cases.

o   Other duties as assigned/ required.

 

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program and at least one (1) year of recent experience as an O.R. Nurse (RN)
  • Possession of a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing
  • Current BLS, PALS, ACLS through the American Heart Association

GENERAL SUMMARY

Respiratory Therapist provides treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies. May have to follow orders by the physician. Coordinates care with other disciplines such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, lab and pharmacy. Responsible to participate in a professional manner in all aspects of patient care and supervision of RN staff.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

o   Delivers and assesses responses to ordered therapy per plan of care including routine and intensive therapy and diagnostic procedures.

o   Utilizes various types of oxygen and other therapeutic gas equipment such as masks, tents and incubators.

o   Administers prescribed doses of medicinal gases and aerosol drugs.

o   Measures ventilator volumes, pressures and blood gas analysis.

o   Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition and general acceptance of treatment.

o   Performs a variety of duties related to setting up, operating, cleaning, sterilizing, and storing respiratory therapy equipment.

o   Responds to emergency team calls.

o   Educates patients and family members and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.

o   Provides age and culturally appropriate care.

o   Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

o   Explains medications in criteria. Ensures that patients understand post-operative instructions.

o   Checks identification of patient, including surgical permit, lab work, x-ray reports, and allergies.

o   Reports any change in physical status of patient.

o   Completes all documentation per Policies and Procedures.

o   Supervises nursing care given to patients.

o   Safely assist patients with any request

o   Performs treatment and procedures according to CPSH policy

o   Ambulate patients as needed

o   Perform clerical duties as needed

o   Assist the CNA and registered nurse with patient needs

o   Other duties as assigned/ required.

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • CRTT or RRT.
  • Louisiana state licensure.
  • BLS health care provider. PALS, ACLS required through American Heart Association
  • Graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a hospital acute care setting required
  • Pedi or NICU experience preferred 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Respiratory Therapist provides treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies. May have to follow orders by the physician. Coordinates care with other disciplines such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, lab and pharmacy. Responsible to participate in a professional manner in all aspects of patient care and supervision of RN staff.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

o   Delivers and assesses responses to ordered therapy per plan of care including routine and intensive therapy and diagnostic procedures.

o   Utilizes various types of oxygen and other therapeutic gas equipment such as masks, tents and incubators.

o   Administers prescribed doses of medicinal gases and aerosol drugs.

o   Measures ventilator volumes, pressures and blood gas analysis.

o   Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition and general acceptance of treatment.

o   Performs a variety of duties related to setting up, operating, cleaning, sterilizing, and storing respiratory therapy equipment.

o   Responds to emergency team calls.

o   Educates patients and family members and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.

o   Provides age and culturally appropriate care.

o   Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

o   Explains medications in criteria. Ensures that patients understand post-operative instructions.

o   Checks identification of patient, including surgical permit, lab work, x-ray reports, and allergies.

o   Reports any change in physical status of patient.

o   Completes all documentation per Policies and Procedures.

o   Supervises nursing care given to patients.

o   Safely assist patients with any request

o   Performs treatment and procedures according to CPSH policy

o   Ambulate patients as needed

o   Perform clerical duties as needed

o   Assist the CNA and registered nurse with patient needs

o   Other duties as assigned/ required.

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • CRTT or RRT.
  • Louisiana state licensure.
  • BLS health care provider. PALS, ACLS required through American Heart Association
  • Graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a hospital acute care setting required
  • Pedi or NICU experience preferred 

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

The Lab Technician is responsible for efficiently and accurately obtaining specimens, running labs as required and performing other duties within the Lab setting.  Employees in this job participate in a variety of medical or analytical laboratory support activities for a specific testing. Work is performed through the application of a body of knowledge related to standard laboratory methods, practices, procedures, policies, regulations, and laboratory materials and equipment.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reads, analyzes and interprets common scientific and technical protocol, manuals

and procedures.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely specimen procurement and handling.
  • Provides quality service for all aspects of the pre-analytic phase of test

performance (reagent, specimen, quality control materials, products and supply

preparation, understanding procedures).

  • Provides quality service for all aspects of the analytic phase of test performance

(QC and specimen testing, recognizing interrelationship of tests, accurate and

precise resulting).

  • Provides quality service for all aspects of the post-analytic phase of test

performance (remedial and corrective action, documentation).

  • Participates in and demonstrates satisfactory performance of the approved

proficiency testing activities.

  • Prepares and maintains departmental records, reports, statistics, logs, files and

other documents as required in written and computer format.

Demonstrates competency for all tests performed in the laboratory.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skill and accuracy in the operation and maintenance of

all department instrumentation and equipment.

  • Other duties as assigned/ required.

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Minimum: Current MLT license with 1 year experience, acquired knowledge and skills performance is evaluated during the orientation period and employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

The Lab Technician is responsible for efficiently and accurately obtaining specimens, running labs as required and performing other duties within the Lab setting.  Employees in this job participate in a variety of medical or analytical laboratory support activities for a specific testing. Work is performed through the application of a body of knowledge related to standard laboratory methods, practices, procedures, policies, regulations, and laboratory materials and equipment.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reads, analyzes and interprets common scientific and technical protocol, manuals

and procedures.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely specimen procurement and handling.
  • Provides quality service for all aspects of the pre-analytic phase of test

performance (reagent, specimen, quality control materials, products and supply

preparation, understanding procedures).

  • Provides quality service for all aspects of the analytic phase of test performance

(QC and specimen testing, recognizing interrelationship of tests, accurate and

precise resulting).

  • Provides quality service for all aspects of the post-analytic phase of test

performance (remedial and corrective action, documentation).

  • Participates in and demonstrates satisfactory performance of the approved

proficiency testing activities.

  • Prepares and maintains departmental records, reports, statistics, logs, files and

other documents as required in written and computer format.

Demonstrates competency for all tests performed in the laboratory.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skill and accuracy in the operation and maintenance of

all department instrumentation and equipment.

  • Other duties as assigned/ required.

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Minimum: Current MLT license with 1 year experience, acquired knowledge and skills performance is evaluated during the orientation period and employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

The PreAdmit Nurse initiates the pre-admit screening by educating and informing patient/family of  hospital services. Provides initial plan of care and intervention(s) that optimize patient and family directed comfort, quality and education.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

o   Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention.

o   Recognizes patient’s and family’s need for instructions and initiates appropriate action.

o   Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.

o   Recognizes health threatening changes in signs, symptoms, and results of diagnostic studies, responding appropriately.

o   Utilizes work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others.

o   Participates in reviewing and revising quality assurance improvement criteria and/or standards of care.

o   Assures proper education, H&P and other pertinent information related to the Pre-Admit process is carried out.

o   Completes unit specific Nurse Competency Checklist on a yearly basis.

o   Obtains a thorough medical history through interview of patient or family members with pertinent information documented and communicated to surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist.

o   Carries out physician’s orders accurately and questions unclear orders.

o   Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Nursing Policies.

o   Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.

o   Initiates and carries out appropriate emergency procedures.

o   Initiates nurse-physician communication as appropriate.

o   Maintains a clean, safe, and quiet environment for patients as well as other personnel.

o   Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidence by ability to provide rationale for decisions made.

o   Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.

o   Provides preoperative, postoperative teaching to patient and significant family member with proper documentation.

o   Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees.

o   Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the PreAdmit department.

o   Assists in maintenance care and cleanliness of supplies – cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition with proper documentation.

o   Other duties as assigned/ required.

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program and – Two (2) years’ nursing experience with a valid Licensed Practical Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing
  • Preferred current PALS, ACLS, BLS

 

Job Description

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY

Assist the O.R. Manager in the operations of the unit. Serves as a liaison between surgeons, anesthesiologists, O.R. Manager and staff. Assists in scheduling to insure quality care. Responsible for the smooth and uneventful intraoperative care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention.

·         Recognizes patient’s and family’s need for instructions and initiates appropriate action.

·         Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.

·         Recognizes and responds appropriately to signs, symptoms of health threatening changes and reports abnormal results of diagnostic studies to appropriate physician.

·         Utilizes work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others.

·         Participates in reviewing and revising quality assurance improvement criteria and/or standards of care.

Directing Staff

·         Assists OR manager in operations of the unit.

·         Makes daily staff assignments directed towards developing individual abilities and meeting patient needs.

·         Assists in scheduling staff to insure quality care:

·         Makes adjustments in assignments based on call-ins.

·         Coordinates breaks and lunches as necessary.

·         Makes assignments for the next day.

·         Acts as a resource person for staff development.

·         Demonstrates leadership as a role model.

·         Coordinates orientation of new personnel.

·         Coordinates flow of procedures to facilitate efficient use of operating rooms and staff.

Clinical Skills

·         Completes unit specific Nurse Competency Checklist on a yearly basis.

·         Obtains a medical history through interview of patient or family members with pertinent information documented and communicated to surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist.

·         Administers parenteral therapy and blood and blood products according to Policy.

·         Administers medications according to CPSH Policy.

·         Carries out physician’s orders accurately, clarifying unclear orders.

·         Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Policy.

·         Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.

·         Initiates and carries out appropriate emergency procedures.

·         Initiates nurse-physician communication as appropriate.

·         Maintains a clean, safe, and quite environment for patients, as well as other personnel.

·         Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidence by ability to provide rationale for decisions made.

·         Demonstrates skills in organization: Accurately anticipates needs of surgical team by timely availability of needed supplies and equipment.

·         Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.

·         Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with OR manager possible acquisition for use.

·         Documents, in writing the specific actions during codes and conveys this information to O.R. Manger.

·         Serves as resource person for updating or improving patient care practices.

·         Assists in facilitating patient-physician-nurse communication process.

·         Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees.

·         Assumes leadership role, acting as a role model especially in crisis situations.

·         Assists in development and implementation of departmental goals.

·         Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the O.R., as demonstrated by completing competency checklist.

·         Assists in maintenance, care, and cleanliness of supplies – cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition with proper documentation.

·         Reports damaged instruments to the OR manager and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment.

·         Assist the OR manager in obtaining the supplies, equipment, etc. necessary to do the scheduled cases.

·         Other duties as assigned/ required.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

·         Graduation from an accredited nursing program and at least one (2) year of recent

·         Experience as an O.R. Nurse (RN)

·         Possession of a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing

·         Current BLS, PALS, ACLS through the American Heart Association

GENERAL SUMMARY

Assists the surgeon as a scrub technician; assists the circulating nurse; assists in general housekeeping duties of

the OR and maintenance of equipment and instruments. Anticipates the needs of the surgical team. Establishes

and  maintains sterile field during surgical procedures in the operating room. Reporting Relationship: Reports to

 RN in OR Room and OR Charge RN on a daily basis.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures sterility of all supplies and instruments during set up of surgical procedures.
  • Assists circulating nurse and surgical team in maintaining sterile environment.
  • Assists circulating nurse in gathering necessary surgical supplies and equipment. Is responsible for doing sponge, needle, and instrument count pre-operatively and intra-operative with the circulating nurse.
  • Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants.
  • Assists in keeping physician preference cards accurate/updated.
  • Retains all specimens to be sent to pathology, confirming source/name of specimen with surgeon.
  • Transports all surgical equipment to appropriate cleaning areas.
  • Assists in sterile supply with cleaning and reprocessing of instrument sets.
  • Interacts appropriately and effectively with all patients/others regardless of age or ethnic background.
  • Uses Standard Universal Precautions, appropriate hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and safe practices to ensure personal safety and a safe environment.
  • Assists with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance and participates in emergency preparedness drills.
  • Follows all equipment and safety guidelines and is responsible for knowledgeable use and care of equipment.
  • Serves as a resource to other members of the health care team.

Nursing Processes

  • Assists physicians as a sterile member of the operating room team.
  • Maintains awareness to prevent surgical harm or injury to patient.
  • Exhibits interest in surgical nursing procedures.
  • Prepares medication under the supervision of the R.N. in charge of the case.
  • Maintains proper body mechanics while turning, lifting, bending, stretching, walking and standing.
  • Performs duties designated by the Director of Surgical Services or charge nurse.

Clinical Skills

  • Demonstrates a consistent high degree of accuracy in the accomplishments of daily activities.
  • Possesses knowledge of surgical procedures.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the operating room.
  • Assists professional nursing staff by scrubbing on all types of surgery cases.
  • Participates in providing and presenting educational instruction on existing and newly acquired equipment and instruments.
  • Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.
  • Maintains quality of surgical instruments through proper maintenance, cleaning, lubricating, sterilization, utilization, and storage according to the manufacturers specifications.
  • Maintains a clean, safe, environment for processing sterile supplies.
  • Responsible for decontamination procedure on all instruments and equipment.
  • Reports damaged instruments to Director of Surgical Services and follows proper procedure for damaged instrument and/or equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned/ required.

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited program for surgical technology and/or an acquired knowledge of surgical instrumentation and sterile technique from experience. Acquired knowledge and skills performance is evaluated during the orientation period and employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.
  • Current BLS required, PALS and ACLS preferred. Must be through the American Heart Association.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Surgical First Assistant provides intraoperative technical skills and functions under the direct guidance/or

supervision of the primary operative surgeon, to ensure optimal results and provide safe, high-quality patient

care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures sterility of all supplies and instruments during set up of surgical procedures.
  • Assists circulating nurse and surgical team in maintaining sterile environment.
  • Assists circulating nurse in gathering necessary surgical supplies and equipment. Is responsible for doing sponge, needle, and instrument count pre-operatively and intra-operative with the circulating nurse.
  • Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants.
  • Assist in patient positioning
  • Placement of pneumatic tourniquet
  • Urinary catheter placement
  • Prepping of the surgical site
  • Drapes patient within surgeon’s guidelines
  • Assists in maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, use and application of appropriate surgical instruments for the task, placement of ties and suture ligatures, application of chemical hemostatic agents, or measures as directed by the surgeon.
  • Assist in retracting tissues per surgeon’s directive.
  • Use of electrocautery both monopolar and bipolar
  • Clamp, ligation and cutting of tissue, per surgeon’s directive
  • Assist in placement and suturing of surgical drains
  • Closure of all wound layers (fascia, subcutaneous and skin) as per surgeon’s directive
  • Prepare ACL graft as directed by the surgeon
  • Assist in Laparoscopic procedures with camera and instrumentation
  • Assist in endoscopic procedures
  • Assist in OB-GYN surgery
  • Assist in Neurosurgery with back, neck and brain procedures
  • Assists in vascular procedures
  • Assist in Orthopedic surgery either open or arthroscopic
  • Assist in plastic surgery
  • Assist in ENT surgery
  • Assists with CPR of patient, during a code
  • Take call after assigned working hours to assist attending surgeons in urgent or emergency surgical procedures
  • Maintain an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Must be able to gown and glove self-using open or closed technique
  • Demonstrate knowledge of aseptic technique in relation to the procedure and the operating field

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum required: Graduate from an accredited Surgical First Assistant program
  • Current, unrestricted Louisiana Certification as Certified First Assistant
  • 1 year of experience as Surgical First Assistant
  • Current BLS required. (Must be through the American Heart Association).
  • Completion of credentialing process with MEC Privilege Approval

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Responsible for smooth and uneventful postoperative care.  Assists in general housekeeping duties and maintenance and care of equipment. Employee is responsible for making sure that the PostOperative experience is efficient, clinically correct and that all patient needs and understanding of the post operative process are relayed to the patient.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention.
  • Recognizes patients and families need for instructions and initiates appropriate action.
  • Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.
  • Recognizes health threatening changes in signs, symptoms, and results of diagnostic studies, responding appropriately.
  • Utilizes work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others.
  • Participates in reviewing and revising quality assurance improvement criteria and/or standards of care.
  • Completes PACU Nurse Competency Orientation Checklist.
  • Administers parenteral therapy and blood and blood products according to Nursing Service Policies.
  • Administers medications according to CPSH Nursing Policies.
  • Carries out physician’s orders accurately and questions unclear orders.
  • Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Nursing Policies.
  • Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.
  • Initiates and carries out appropriate emergency procedures.
  • Initiates nurse-physician communication as appropriate.
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and quiet environment for patients as well as other personnel.
  • Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidenced by ability to provide rationale for decisions made.
  • Detects early signs and symptoms of postoperative complications and report observations promptly to proper physician.
  • Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.
  • Provides postoperative teaching to patient and significant family member with proper documentation.
  • Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with Pre-op/PACU lead for possible acquisition for use.
  • Documents in writing the specifics of performance during codes and conveys this information to Pre-op/PACU lead.
  • Serves as resource person for updating or improving patient care practices.
  • Assists in facilitating patient-physician-nurse communication process.
  • Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees.
  • Assumes leadership role, acting as a role model especially in crisis situations.
  • Assists in development and implementation of departmental goals.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used PACU.
  • Assists in maintenance care and cleanliness of supplies – cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition with proper documentation.
  • Reports damaged instruments/equipment to the Pre-op/PACU Lead and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment.
  • Documents in a clear, concise, accurate, and legible manner.
  • Documents all the necessary information to communicate the patient’s progress based on the established plan of care.
  • Selects and initiates appropriate forms at appropriate time(s).
  • Reviews and implements changes in physician’s orders throughout patient care.
  • Discuss problems or complaints with Pre-op/PACU Lead, following proper chain of command.
  • Accepts constructive criticism from the Pre-op/PACU Lead and Administration.
  • Accepts the responsibility when designated as charge nurse utilizing the unit’s “Charge Nurse Job Description” as a guideline.
  • Other duties as assigned/ required.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program and a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
  • Must have current BLS, PALS, ACLS through the American Heart Association or obtain within six (6) months.
  • 1 year of PACU experience preferred.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

The MR/CT Technologist is responsible for the independent operation of MR/CT equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using MR/CT. The MR/CT Technologist is responsible for daily operations of the MR/CT Department, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The MR/CT Technologist maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Adheres to aseptic technique and requirements set by safety committee.

·         Assures that all patients are treated with dignity and respect.

·         Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Director to assure workload coverage.

·         Keep clinical skills current.

·         Ability to effectively operate MR/CT/Radiology equipment.

·         Ability to evaluate MR/CT in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.

·         Analyzes patient’s general condition to determine best examination approach.

·         Assists patient in preparing for study with appropriate dress, reviews procedure with patient, and assist patient with education, answers questions and addresses concerns.

·         Follows patient/equipment procedures and examines patient screening to ensure safety.

·         Compiles accurately all patient information (screening, worksheet, and previous studies) and consults with radiologist for determination of scan procedures. Notifies Radiologist of positive screening responses as necessary.

·         Coordinates hospital patient exams by communicating with patient’s nurse of exam appointment time, medication, and transportation in an efficient and effective manner.

·         Completes all documentation to maintain patient files without omissions.

·         Other duties as assigned/ required.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

·         Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Program, 5 years of MR/CT experience, preferable. Minimum experience- 2 years.

·         Bachelor of Science degree in applicable field preferred.

·         Must have BLS from the American Heart Association

Active certification by ARRT and/or Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners