Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
Under general supervision of Charge RN, performs general perioperative responsibilities. General responsibilities include assisting in operating room set-up, monitoring and maintaining stock of sterile supplies and instruments, surgical patient shave and preps, retractor/camera holding and transporting patients, specimens, supplies and equipment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Assists in the transfer and positioning of all surgical patients from other nursing units.
Assists OR EVS staff with turnover of Operating Rooms between cases when available.
Performs surgical skin preparation (clipping) on appropriate patents.
Assists in holding patients for spinal anesthesia.
Transports specimens to appropriate laboratories when necessary according to LHMC policy.
Delivers blood products to the appropriate surgical suite and inform OR Front Desk of blood products returned and not used.
Assists the surgical team with room set-up.
Obtains special equipment necessary for the surgical procedure based on pick tickets and special needs. Responsible for setting up, breaking down and putting equipment away properly.
Assists with holding hearts, retractors and cameras when necessary using proper sterile technique.
Uses equipment in a safe and effective manner; reporting issues or repairs to Equipment Technicians.
Competent and responsible in prevention of contamination and transfer of infection.
Cleaning of surgical suites after each case.
Dispose of hazardous waste in the appropriate manner.
Cleaning of stretcher between patients.
Maintains proper supplies needed for day-to-day operations.
Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
Participates in performance improvement practices.
Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
Successfully completes Mandatory Education.
Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
Education: Requires high school diploma or equivalency
Licensure, Certification, Registration: None
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.
Applies critical thinking towards daily planning, case preparation, and equipment and patient safety. Ability to function at a level of autonomy.
Experience: Requires up to six months of on-the-job training including successful completion second scrub program.
The Lahey Model of Careright care, right time, right placeis exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.
Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.