Under the supervision of the RN assists in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing unit by maintaining the physical environment of the area and administers direct and indirect patient care. Supervises Sterile Core Personnel.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care, such as ambulation of patients, transferring patients, assisting with normal range of motion and positioning.
Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment and nursing units are maintained in a clean, safe manner.
Assists in performance improvement (PI) activities by serving on PI teams as warranted, assisting with PI measures and supporting and implementing changes necessary for improvement.
Responsible for providing standard of care to all patients.
Monitors inventory and availability of routine and special order supplies
Maintains smooth functioning of area to compliment OR staff.
Follows safety practices and helps to maintain a safe, clean environment.
Provides service in a cost-effective manner.
Coordinates Sterile Core personnel's work assignments.
Performs initial and annual competency per job class.
Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
High School diploma or equivalent required. Mathematical skills required. Some college educations and knowledge of medical terminology preferred. One year Central or Material Management experience preferred. Sterile Room or Operating Room Perioperative Services Technician experience preferred. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
Physical: Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Is able to push stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient. Is able to do frequent stooping and on occasion crouching, crawling or kneeling. Ability to reach reasonable distances in any direction. Ability to run in emergency situations. Must be able to move fingers in a coordinated manner. Must have ability to feel and perceive temperature, texture, shape and size with fingertips.
Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected within normal range. Able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
Environmental : Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and hazardous materials and/or cleaning solutions. Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.
Psychological: Includes receiving delegation, working with team members, addressing conflict, and communicating with all types of personalities.