Full-time, Primarily days working 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 8 hour shifts. Call on Nights and weekends. Approx. 3 to 4 weekends per year as needed.
The Perioperative Technician, under the direction and general supervision of an RN or Provider, works with the team to provide basic care of patients and assistance during surgery and procedures. The technician will assist with data collection to facilitate the delivery of delegated patient care.
Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to the Gundersen Health System Mission Statement, policies and confidentiality standards.
Demonstrates dependability, organizational skills and effective use of time by setting priorities to complete delegated work within the time frames in accordance with unit CBO and department guidelines.
Demonstrates effective communication skills, written and verbal, while providing patient care. Effectively communicates with other members of the health care team and documents information as directed, in the medical record.
Assists RN in admission and discharge of patients in Pre/Post surgery and procedure area. Reinforces Gundersen Health System approved teaching materials with patients and families.
Demonstrates competency in IV insertion.
Demonstrates competency in phlebotomy.
Demonstrates competency in performing 12 lead EKG.
Demonstrates competency in performing bladder scans.
Demonstrates competency in point of care testing as relevant to perioperative services.
Assists with intubations, holding cricoid pressure, holding tube until Anesthesia provider is ready for it and assisting with getting oxygen hooked to the Intubation tube, if required by department.
Inserts foley catheters, starts IVs and performs prep on patient prior to procedure, if required by department.
Prepares case carts, opens sterile supplies and pulls medications and suture for cases, if required by department.
Secures dressings on patient incision at end of the procedure, under the direct supervision of the provider, if required by the department.
Measures and records vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, respirations, and pulses; measure and record weights.
Practices sterile technique, body substance isolation and infection control precautions, as needed.
Demonstrates competency in computer skills when accessing clinical information as directed by the RN.
Creates and maintains sterile field assisting physician with procedural pain blocks.
Assists with supply management within the department.
Assists in the orientation of new personnel.
Participates in quality improvement activities in order to continuously improve patient care and unit operations.
Performs other duties as needed by the department as assigned.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Pediatric (1 - 12 years)|
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||High School Diploma or equivalency |
|Required||1 year experience in health care service|
|Desired||6 months Previous CNA experience|
|Communication||complete routine forms, use existing form letters and/or conduct routine oral communication|
|Comprehension||understand, remember, and communicate routine, factual information|
|General - All Positions||demonstrate commitment to quality and attention to detail|
|General - All Positions||be flexible and adaptable|
|General - All Positions||demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills|
|General - All Positions||work as part of a team|
|Mathematics||add, subtract, multiply, divide, record, balance, and check results for accuracy|
|Organization||organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis (longer than one month)|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||apply common sense in performing job|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and |
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Static Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Stooping/Bending||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Kneeling/Half Kneel||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Climbing Stair||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Reaching - Above Shoulder||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation|
|Balance - Right Leg||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Balance - Left Leg||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Other||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 100-150|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 100-150|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 100-150|
|Other:||Number of lbs:|
|Subject to hazards.|
Exposed to infectious diseases.
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