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Cypress Pointe Hospital

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CNA- Certified Nursing Assistant
Inpatient RN – PRN
Surgical Technologist
RN-Operating Room
Cath Lab RN
RN - PACU PRN
RN - PACU Fulltime
Surgical Technologist - PRN
RN-OR-Circulator Part Time
Sterile Tech - PRN

GENERAL SUMMARY
The CNA adheres to established nursing care standards, assists in patient admission, transfer and discharge; measures and records data relating to patient care; and reports all observed patient symptoms and reactions to appropriate personnel. The Certified Nursing Assistant will assist patients with activities of daily living (i.e. positioning, dressing, and ambulating) while demonstrating compassion and understanding for the physical and psychological needs relevant to the age of the patient served. Additional responsibilities include performing delegated patient care procedures under the supervision of a registered nurse; utilizing all equipment and supplies in an economical and prudent manner; and demonstrating compassion and respect in all contacts with patients, family members and fellow employees. They can also respond to request of physicians, nurses and other staff members.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adheres to aseptic technique.
• Maintains patient’s safety at all times.
• Safely transports patient maintaining patient privacy and comfort.
• Maintains proper body mechanics while turning, lifting, bending, stretching, walking, and standing.
• Position of patients as directed by the registered nurse or physician.
• Knows and understands basic hand washing and aseptic techniques.
• Performs intermittent and terminal cleaning procedures according to CPSH Policy.
• Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.
• Maintains a clean, safe, and quiet environment for patients, as well as, other personnel.
• Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.
• Demonstrates ability to perform in emergency situations for the safety and well-being of the patient, under direction of a registered nurse or physician.
• Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used on Wing A.
• 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 Wing A/Respiratory Manager and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment.
• Demonstrate complete Vital Signs (manually and mechanically)
• Report any abnormal ranges or patient status change to RN
• Provides patient safety, privacy and confidentiality at all times
• Collects urine and stool specimens
• Observes Seizure Precautions
• Protocol for Isolation patients
• Assist patients with Daily ADL’s. Bath, Oral hygiene, Toileting, Feeding, Ambulation
• Empty and document accurately Surgical Drains, JP Drain, Hemovac
• Monitors and reports any skin breakdown
• Other duties as assigned.

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
• High School Diploma or Equivalent and current CNA certification.
• Must have BLS through the American Heart Association.

GENERAL SUMMARY
Responsible for the care of patients, administers medication and treatments as ordered by the physician. Coordinates care with other disciplines such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, lab and pharmacy.
Collaboration with all other nursing departments for continuation of patient care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
• Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
• Administers and controls narcotics and medications.
• Administers blood products, IV medications and TPN.
• Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
• Maintains patient records and charts to ensure an accurate record of the patient’s medical treatment via EMR
• Participates in the planning and implementation of the patient’s care.
• Coordinates post-operative discharge. Ensures that patient is ready for discharge.
• Explains medications in criteria. Ensures that patients understand post-operative instructions.
• Checks identification of patient, including surgical permit, lab work, x-ray reports, and allergies. Reports any change in physical status of patient.
• Follows hospital Policies and Procedures.
• Responds quickly in any circumstance and cares for our patients professionally and courteously.
• Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by complying with all applicable safety regulations.
• Follows DNVGL ISO and NIHA Standards to standardize processes and error proof systems that will lead to increased safety and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
• Supervises delegated nursing care given to patients.
• Preforms in a charge nurse roll when needed, to provide direction in clinical patient care
• Performs other duties as assigned.

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 in Med/Surg and ICU
• 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
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.

Directing Staff
o Assists OR manager in operations of the unit.
o Makes daily staff assignments directed towards developing individual abilities and meeting patient needs.
o Assists in scheduling staff to insure quality care:
o Makes adjustments in assignments based on call-ins.
o Coordinates breaks and lunches as necessary.
o Makes assignments for the next day.
o Acts as a resource person for staff development.
o Demonstrates leadership as a role model.
o Coordinates orientation of new personnel.
o Coordinates flow of procedures to facilitate efficient use of operating rooms and staff.

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 (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
The Cath Lab RN is responsible for the daily clinical operations following best practices and regulatory guidelines that promote exceptional patient care in the Cath Lab. The person in this position will contribute to the well-being and patient satisfaction needs of the Cath Lab, positive unit relations with other departments and medical staff, and will assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulation requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Nursing Circulator- Coordinates outpatient exams by communicating with the performing physician, coordinates inpatient exams by communicating with patient’s nurse of exam appointment time, medication, and transportation in an efficient and effective manner, ensures all information required for Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology patients are available and ready on the medical records and documentation is completed, patient interaction, monitoring/vital signs and procedural documentation, setup equipment such as IABP, power injector, temporary pacer, biopsy, and running blood oximetry for cardiac output.
• Monitor- Functions in the control room operating the hemodynamic monitoring equipment, reporting EKG, blood pressure, heart rate, pulse ox changes, recording hemodynamic pressures accordingly, and input pertinent patient and procedural information into hemodynamic system.
• Responsible for assessing, planning, and implementing care for assigned patients.
• Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for the Cardiac Cath Lab.
• Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess, and improve the quality of patient care.
• Responsible for the care of the patient pre, intra, & post procedure.
• Administers medications in a timely manner according to drug protocols per physician’s order.
• Ensures final preparation of the patient is complete.
• Assembles paperwork packets for CPSH as needed.
• Maintains adequate supply of forms for CPSH.
• Competently operates monitoring system and pertinent equipment for all procedures performed in the Cath Lab.
• Completes QC on equipment in Cath Lab.
• Is knowledgeable about emergency drugs & is able to function in a Code Blue situation.
• Is able to provide critical care to patients managed in the Cath Lab.
• Assists physician with all procedures performed in the Cath Lab.
• Monitors and titrates special drugs (i.e. Cordarone, Adenosine, Neosynephrine, etc.).
• 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
• Licensed RN in the state of Louisiana, Cath Lab experience preferred.
• Bachelor of Science degree in applicable field preferred.
• BLS, ACLS and PALS required from the American Heart Association

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
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
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.

V. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Policies
Reports to work as scheduled (Attendance, Punctuality, etc.)
Clocks self in and out on time clock correctly.
Uses correct procedure for notification of illness.
Seeks approval from OR manager for any unscheduled overtime.
Cooperates when the work schedule must be altered.
Adheres to appropriate dress code for area.
Maintains personal hygiene and cleanliness.
Adheres to aseptic technique.
Completes annual OSHA update.
Provides OR manager with verification of yearly requirements (TB test, annual physical and blood work).
Adheres to CPSH Policy and Procedure.
Maintains patient’s safety at all times.
Wears ID name card so name and title are clearly visible at all times.
Attends mandatory In service Education Classes
Views required educational films, annually (TB, Hepatitis, Infection Control, Hospital Safety, Back Tips, Fire & Electrical)
Provides OR manager with professional license verification on an annual basis prior to December 31 of expiration year.

Nursing Processes
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.

Documentation
Uses full name and title in all signatures, as delineated in the CPSH Policy and Procedure Manual.
Uses CPSH approved abbreviations.
Documents information in chronological order, at the time of the event or observations, with time and date included.
Documents and signs those events personally performed or observed.
Actively participates in daily narcotic drug counts and documents appropriately.
Actively participates in daily refrigerator temperature and defibrillator check and documents appropriately.
Documents in a clear, concise, accurate, and legible manner.
Documents 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.
Assists with the change process involved in implementing new forms within the O.R. Department.

Interpersonal Relations
Maintains a positive and professional attitude at all times, works cooperatively and effectively with all members of health care team.
Communicates staff performance to unit manager.
Communicates patient issues and/or problems to Unit Manager and/or Director of Nursing.
Communicates change and implements change cooperatively.
Communicates with physicians, unit personnel and other departments in a courteous and professional manner.
Discusses problems or complaints with O.R. Manager, following proper chain of command.
Accepts constructive criticism from the OR manager and Administration.
Identifies when coworkers need assistance and cooperates willingly with coworkers in completing heavy work assignments.
Identifies need for change and contributes possible solutions to implement change to O.R. Manger.
Seeks ways to improve learning experiences for unit personnel and new employees.
Communicates with scheduling desk by giving updated information concerning changes made within the daily surgery schedule.

Professional Development
Completes written self-evaluation two weeks prior to annual date and submits for review with O.R. Manger.
Attends and participates in mandatory in services and unit meetings.
Reads and initials new policies and procedures, unit meeting minutes, and memorandums.
Shares unit staff information gained at workshops attended and participates in educational planning.
Conducts, participates in, or coordinates one unit in service per year based on learning needs of unit.
Demonstrates continued professional growth through participation in professional organization, continuing formal education, area certification, etc.
Utilizes current health care literature made available by facility on a regular basis.

VI. PERFORMS OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

May assist Director of the OR and CNO when needed

VII. ADA COMPLIANCE

1. Essential Duties of a Position: The essential duties of a position are defined by ADA as job duties that are so fundamental to the position that the individual cannot do the job without being able to perform them. A function is considered to be essential if the performance of this function is the reason the job exists, there are a limited number of other employees who could perform the function, or if the function is specialized and the incumbent is hired on the basis of his or her skill/ability to perform the function.

2. Employer’s Judgment: ADA gives consideration to the employer’s judgment as to what functions of a position are essential. A written job description is considered evidence of the essential duties of the position and should be developed before advertising or interviewing applicants for the position.

3. Reasonable Accommodation: ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment unless this would cause an undue hardship. The employee still has his or her responsibility to be able to perform the essential duties of the position. “Undue Hardship” means significant difficulty or expertise would be incurred and focuses on the resources and overall circumstances of the employer in terms of the cost or difficulty in providing a specific accommodation.

VII. CORPORATE COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

• CPSH employees will adhere to compliance standards as they appear in CPSH Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
• CPSH will Keep abreast of all pertinent federal, state and CPSH regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
• CPSH ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.

GENERAL SUMMARY
This position is responsible for the overall policies and procedures, day to day functions and infection control of the Central Sterile department. This position ensures that the O.R. is equipped with sterile instruments that are in working order and that meet the standards of the hospital. It is absolutely imperative that all standards of universal precautions and sterile technique design and education are used in order to run an infection free environment for the O.R. department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Performs duties as a Sterile Processing technician such preparing instruments, storage, sterilization process, equipment, inventory control and environmental standards. Works proficiently. Identifies and uses appropriate methods and solutions to sort, disassemble, decontaminate, rinse, and disinfect surgical instruments, while maintaining safety standards.
• Manages logistics of vendor equipment/instruments used for surgical cases. Ensuring hospital policy is met during this process.
• Manages the daily 24-hour operations of a Sterile Processing department or Distribution function in the assembly, sterilization, decontamination, ordering, and/or delivery of hospital or clinic instruments.
• Assist in the development and implementation of sterile processing specific customer service, human resource, and financial goals and objectives consistent with strategic plan and goals.
• Provides leadership and acts as a resource to supervisors and departmental staff to ensure smooth operations of the day-to-day activities; and ensuring operational goals and customer needs are met.
• Performs all aspects of human resource management, including recruitment and retention, analyzing staff mix and deploying staff, ensuring competency of staff through development and regular evaluation, and providing disciplinary counseling.
• Assist in Managing, development, and monitoring the operating and capital budget making adjustment as needed to stay within budget guidelines.
• Provides training to staff on proper inventory management procedures; provides accountability for the management of sterile processing inventory; ensures that the distribution staff is trained in par supplies.
• Ensures hospital or clinic instruments are reprocessed appropriately and in a timely manner. Ensures Sterile processing department follows all local, state, national, and manufacturer regulations and best practice recommendations and assures that the standards of operation of the department comply with the standards set by regulatory agencies, such as the state Department of Health, Joint Commission and others.
• Directs the overall activities to include labor standards, submits, and monitors the department budget.
• Manage all staff to include scheduling, time approval, hiring and corrective action as needed.
• Provides a comprehensive departmental orientation to all new personnel and required training to all staff on an ongoing basis.
• Develops and implements departmental performance improvement activities and assures ongoing staff participation.
• Establishes internal inventory levels and maintains levels in accordance with set standards and in coordination within using units within the hospital; establishes par level stocks and monitors them for proper utilization.
• Using independent judgment may effectively recommend the firing, hiring, promotion or discipline under his/her direction
• Participates as an active member of hospital committees as needed.
• Maintains continued education in the field of Central Sterile Processing operations and equipment through education, literature and seminars.
• Provides instructions and in-service in new products, procedures and equipment in a manner that will identify and prevent resource loss and maintain safety.
• Provides training and education to staff.
• 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.
• Management level training or experience in Sterile Cleaning Techniques.