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Perioperative Aide, Operating Room (Full TimeDays)

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Perioperative Aide provides support to the clinical staff, assist the nursing staff with preparation of the surgical cases, are a resource person for equipment knowledge, and assist with turnover of the rooms. Responsible for transporting patients, equipment, instruments, and specimens, orders outside items as directed, stocks OR rooms and sub-sterile areas, and gathers supplies, equipment, and necessary items for each procedure.

  • Assists clinical staff with room preparation and turnover duties. This includes obtaining case cart, correct bed, equipment and supplies, cleaning, and setting up room.
  • Assists OR charge nurse with duties associated with the OR schedule, phone calls, and various communications to all departments and disciplines.
  • Checks and picks the necessary supplies for the case cart. Understands the equipment needs and maintains knowledge of the equipment in the operating room, attends appropriate in-services, and troubleshoots equipment.
  • Accepts and delivers specimens to appropriate laboratory/pathology areas.
  • Monitor and stock OR and sub-sterile rooms.
  • Provide assistance for patient transport, positioning, and lifting.
  • Participates in the review of the OR schedule daily and helps to identify potential conflicts or concerns related to instruments, equipment, or supplies.
  • May perform Clean Storage Area functions, including coordinating the daily flow sheet, inflow and outflow instrumentation and equipment, communication with sales representatives and Materials Management and other operational functions.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
    Must have the ability to sit for 2 hours per day, and up to 1 total consecutive hours. Must be able to stand for 10 total hours per day and up to 8 total consecutive hours. Must be able to walk 6 total hours per day and up to 10 total consecutive minutes. Must have the ability to frequently use fingers/hands for fingering and handling. Must have the ability to use upper extremities for frequent pushing of objects up to 10 pounds and occasional pushing of objects up to 75 pounds. Must have the ability to transport patients weighing up to 250 pounds via wheelchair, stretcher and/or bed. Must have the ability for frequent stooping and bending. Must have the ability for frequent reaching above the shoulder level. Must have the ability for touching as it relates to feeling objects by touching with the skin, particularly that of fingertips. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision.
    High school graduate/GED. Understanding of medical terminology preferred.
    Knowledge of medical terminology. Computer literate.
    Full time days, as scheduled. 40hours per week. Holiday and weekend requirements.
    Please complete your application using your full legal name and--current home address. --Be sure to--include--employment history for--the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.-- Additionally, you are--encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and--licenses, if applicable. --It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. --Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Perioperative Aide, Operating Room (Full TimeDays), Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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