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RN OR Circulator (PRN) (Temp Position 32-40 Hours Per Week)
RN OR Circulator (PRN)
Surgical Tech (Fulltime) $750 Sign On Bonus
Surgical First Assistant ($1,500.00 Sign On Bonus)
RN Pac U (PRN)
EVS Tech
Medical Assistant (Urology Clinic)

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

 

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.

 

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY

This position is responsible for maintaining a clean, healthy and safe environment in all aspects of healthcare. This position is also responsible for cleaning and repairing facilities and insuring safe and sanitary living and working environment. The EVS Tech may be responsible for cleaning the Operating Room. Under special circumstances, the EVS Tech may be trained to maintain the floors of the hospital professionally.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Attends all required staff training, including orientation and continuing education to ensure knowledge of job safety and emergency management procedures;

·         Maintains ongoing communication with EVS Tech Lead & Director of Facilities and other department heads and/or staff to ensure appropriate communication and collaboration between all departments and Environmental Services Department;

·         As assigned, conducts ongoing maintenance of hospital equipment, grounds, and inspections on routine and as-needed basis; provides basic minor repairs/ renovations, painting, assembly of equipment, furniture, etc.; assists Environmental Services Director in responding to maintenance emergencies.

·         Maintains log of work completed and chemicals used.

·         Has a good knowledge of how to access the MSDS Online and how to direct other staff members when employees have contact with chemicals.

·         May be trained to clean the Operating Rooms.

·         Some EVS Technicians may be required to maintain the floors of the hospital by stripping, waxing and buffing with professional equipment.

·         Other responsibilities and/or special projects as assigned/required.

·         If doing Floors, Tech must maintain all safety standards related to slips, trips and falls in order to maintain the highest standard of safety for staff, employees and visitors.

·         Must always use chemicals and supplies as noted on the MSDS and in a manner that is fiscally responsible.

·         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

·         High School graduate or equivalency;

·         Experience in maintenance field; ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing;

·         Ability to follow detailed instructions;

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant is responsible for providing clinical and administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the clinic.  The MA will support doctors and patients through a variety of tasks related to patient care management, organization and communication. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Fulfills patient care responsibilities which may include checking schedules and organizing patient flow, accompanying patients to and from exam room and assisting patients as needed. 

·         Collects, labels and packages specimens and point of care testing

·         Assist physicians with various procedures

·         Takes vital signs

·         Relays instructions to patients and/or family members regarding treatment

·         Answers telephone/email/EMR inquiries from patients and/or family members

·         Assesses and document History of Present Illness (HPI), Past History, Surgical History, Medication History  and Allergies

·         Perform and update Review of Systems

·         Updates Medications through medical software platform; prepares prescription refill requests on behalf of the provider for review and approval.

·         Conducts and captures required patient information to meet Meaningful Use and PQRS requirements

·         Fulfills support responsibilities which may include sending and receiving patient medical records, obtaining x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.; completing forms and requisitions as needed

·         Communicates to patient regarding scheduled or pending procedures and/or ancillary services; responds to patient concerns; obtains necessary Informed Consent signature

·         Manage patient electronic medical record (EMR) to ensure information is complete

·         Maintains a safe, functional and effective environment for patients, staff and other individuals in the organization

·         Maintains an effective medication management process to ensure safe storage, ordering, dispensing and monitoring of medications

·         Explaining treatment procedures to patients

·         Preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during exams as needed

·         Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician

·         Removing sutures and changing dressings as directed by a physician

·         Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies

·         All other duties as assigned by clinical coordinator or practice administrator

·         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 a program accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools in Medical Assisting
  • Certified Medical Assistant by the American Association of Medical Assistants preferred
  • 3-year clinical experience in physician office or hospital setting
  • Knowledge of electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, customer service, critical thinking skills
  • Ability to function in collaboration with physician and/or non-physician practitioner
  • Clinical experience with electronic health record software
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information
  • Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional