Perioperative Support Specialist

Centura Health

Lakewood , CO  

2018-04-01 2018-05-01

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.

*Ortho Colorado Hospital* is this state’s only specialty orthopedic surgical hospital. Created by physicians in partnership with Centura Health, Ortho Colorado integrates state-of-the-art technology and award-winning care into a 48-bed facility designed around the seven essential elements of true healing: nature, color, light, environment, security, way-finding and culture. Located on the recently-built St. Anthony Medical Campus in Denver’s western suburb of Lakewood, Ortho Colorado is serviced by light rail transportation (for an easy commute) and surrounded by great dining, shopping, residential areas and easy access to nearby destinations like Red Rocks Amphitheatre, historic downtown Golden, and the beautiful town of Evergreen.

*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 124411_*

*_Recruiter Contact:_* Niki Miyata (

*_Clinic/Department:_ 7211 ORTHOCOLO SURGERY*

*_Hospital:_** OrthoColorado Hospital*

*_Schedule:_* This is a Per Requested Need (PRN) or "as needed" position. There are not a guaranteed number of hours offered each week. This position is not benefits eligible.

*_Shift:_ *Days, 8 hour shifts Monday - Friday. No weekends or on shifts.

*_Position Summary_*

Under the direction of an RN, assists in smooth daily operations of the PACU, OR, or GI Lab by performing routine and delegated ancillary duties according to standards and policies. Assists nurses in preparing and transporting patients for surgery. Helps maintain cleanliness and upkeep of equipment and supplies in the care environment.

_*Minimum Education Requirements*_

* High School Diploma or GED

_*Minimum Experience Requirements*_

* Strong communication skills.

* Ability to read, write and speak English.

* Basic computer skills.

* Previous experience in hospital setting and surgical services, preferred.


* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association

_*Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )*_

* Assists in the cleaning, sterilization, setup and maintenance of equipment (e.g. clean canisters, anesthesia circuits and suctions, monitoring lines, LMAs and laryngoscope blades).*

* Assists in transport of used/soiled equipment, instruments, and supplies from patient care areas back to Central Processing for processing. *

* Cleans operating room suites or procedure rooms between cases. Assist with terminal cleaning of operating room as requested. Puts equipment, supplies and instruments away. Assists in prepping room for the next patient*.

* Performs the proper, timely delivery and pickup of various items such as supplies, records, x-rays, orders and equipment as needed. *

* Maintain cleanliness and neatness of lounge and changing rooms in collaboration with the Environmental Services department. *

* Cleans storage areas and stock supplies (e.g., scrub brushes, masks, shoe covers, hats, cleaning supplies and garbage bags) as required. *

* Assist in supply maintenance as needed (e.g. linen stocking and disposal, cutting oxygen tubing etc.) *

* Assists in patient care preparation as directed including assisting with completion of the pre-op checklist, shaving surgical site, betadine scrub, etc. *

* Assists the RN to provide quality patient care by providing comfort and hygiene measures, skin care, safety measures and nutrition. *

* Performs a variety of technical tasks which include set up of equipment, glucometer, and pulse oximeter, preps, positioning, and any other addition tasks requested by nursing staff. *

* Collects and delivers specimens practicing universal precautions as directed by the Registered Nurse. *

* Performs the safe, timely transport of patients interdepartmentally and upon discharge. *

* Answers phones and correspondence in a timely manner. *

* Ability to provide on-coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

* Effectively communicates with perioperative and sterile processing staff. *

* Maintains efficiency under stress and with irregular working hours. *

* Adheres to department procedures and acceptable protocols. *

* Applies knowledge of the dress code related to Standard Precautions and consistently wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). *

* Reports any life safety issues, environmental concerns or process deviation to immediate supervisor.

* Participates in quality improvement, evidence based practice and research activities. *

* Participates in professional and program development by attending department in-services, and meetings.*

* Assists with the education of new staff and students. *

* Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

* Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

* Completes required documentation on unit-based cleaning. *

* Maintains supply inventories and other documentation to maintain security and financial accountability of the department/unit. *

* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

_*Physical Requirements*_

☑ Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently

*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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