Perioperative Aide - Operating Room (Full Time, Day shift)

Nicklaus Children's Health System - Miami, FL (30+ days ago)3.9

Job Summary

Provides support for perioperative patients under the direction and the supervision of the Administrative Director, Nurse Manager and Nurses.

Minimum Job Requirements:
CPR: American Heart Healthcare Provider – must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment


Essential Job Duties:
Cleans and disinfects rooms, furniture, fixtures and equipment per the Infection Control Policy. Makes beds, removes soiled linen & trash and relines all waste and laundry containers.
Responsible for cleaning and returning equipment to storage.
Precepts new employees and volunteers during their introductory period. Confirms completion of pertinent documentation.
Provides support & responds to questions for perioperative patients in a knowledgeable manner by demonstrating sensitivity to patient’s care & privacy. Utilizes standard points covered in scripting.
Performs indirect patient care: assists with lifting and positioning of the patient or holding limbs as needed for procedure under the supervision of the Nurse.
Performs messenger services including transportation of laboratory products, clinical supplies, and pharmacy items to achieve productivity results in an efficient manner.
Transports patients as directed by the core desk. Responds to requests from Operating Room (OR) desk in a timely fashion.
Follows Institutional Clinical Laboratory Protocols and Standards for Specimen Handling and blood products.
Acts proactively to anticipate need for patient’s comfort measures, i.e. warm blanket, pillows, positioning aids, etc.
Seals and moves biohazardous waste and exchanges syringe boxes, per Biohazardous Waste Disposal Policy.
Accountable to stock all linens, supplies, specimen containers, removes all biohazardous waste and completes all turnovers within departmental standards and timeframe.
Demonstrates proper indication and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

High School education preferred
Experience in a healthcare setting is desirable
Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers using effective oral communication skills
Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills with various patient populations
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Ability to remain calm under stressful situations and respond to urgent requests
Demonstrates use of proper body mechanics for lifting and positioning patients