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Provides a variety of housekeeping services to maintain a safe and clean environment in the Operating Room, Recovery Room, and associated areas. Provide safe and timely patient transportation and additional non-patient pick-up and delivery service in assigned area. Ensures adherence to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Assist in surgical prepping, transferring and positioning patients
ORDER - Inventory and order various stock supplies; scrub brushes, masks, shoe covers, saline, sterile water, cleaning solutions, boots etc.
CLEAN - Clean assigned area by washing furniture, tile, fixtures, equipment, washing walls, doors, door frames, ceilings, vents and windows with appropriate germicidal solutions
CLEAN - Sweep and mop floor areas using appropriate solutions
SANITATION - Performs terminal cleaning procedures of Operating rooms and prepares room for next case; follows established guidelines
SANITATION - Gathers and disposes of trash and waste materials
SANITATION - Removes waste and soiled linens from work area and places in specified bags or containers
PATIENT TRANSPORT - Transport patients to and from requesting areas; ensure adherence to all safety measures
PROCEDURES - Ensure timely completion of tasks according to departmental policies and procedures
WASTE - Collect hazardous waste using established procedures
TRANSPORT - Transport hazardous waste in a special closed container to the waste garbage for sterilization before disposal
CLEAN - Clean equipment and notify manager of equipment needing repair; request additional cleaning supplies as needed; report safety hazards to supervisor
SUPPLIES - Ensure cleaning equipment and supplies are returned to janitor closet after use
EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Assemble suctions, clean and remake stretchers, stock and check par levels of blankets and pillows in warmers, and stock personnel protection equipment
EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Stocks masks, shoe covers, and soap supplies at scrub sinks
FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT - Arrange furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion after cleaning assigned area
INFORMATION - Obtain all essential information from nurse regarding patient condition prior to transporting patient
COMMUNICATION - Communicate with patient to advise reason for transport and instruct patient on transport protocol
TRANSPORT - Communicate with unit staff to ensure patient is ready for transport and maintain unit patient sign-in/sign-out sheets
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience sufficient to perform vital signs, basic care and assistance with ADLs
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Operating room environment
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment