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Surgical Care Assistant, OR

Location: West Chester, PA
Company: Penn Medicine
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Surgical Care Assistant, OR
- Job ID :91793
- Job Category: Clinical Support
- Specialty Area: Clinical Support
- Primary Shift: Day
- Work Schedule: Varied
- Penn Medicine Entity: Chester County Hospital
- Location: West Chester, PA
- Address: 701 E Marshall St
- Education Required: Per Position Description
- Experience Required: Per Position Description
- Employment Type: Per Diem
Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?
Position Description :
General Summary Statement
Provided excellent customer service skills to surgical patients and their families. Assumes responsibility for providing safe and efficient transportation of the surgical patient. Provides support service to the surgical team with environmental cleaning, supply & equipment procurement. Assists with positioning and skin preps of the surgical patients. Delivers specimens to the pathology department or the lab-receiving desk. Under the direction of an anesthesia provider, supports the anesthesia staff. Provides patient care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Patient Care Responsibilities
- Provides age appropriate care for the patient population served. For example, gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, safety and functional needs of the patient.
- Uses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.
- Integrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.
- Uses standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment.
- Washes hands in accordance with infection Control Standards.
- Demonstrates a cheerful friendly manner while on duty.
- Interacts with the patient in a manner that preserves patient dignity, privacy, and meets psychosocial needs of the patient.
- Positions patients correctly, aligns and supports torso and limbs as directed and per patient comfort.
- Transports patients via stretcher or wheelchair using safety measures appropriate for patient and vehicle.
- Ensures proper patient identification with the patient ID bracelet in place. Checks ID bracelet, asks patients name and date of birth and initials ACC Admission preprocedure record or the Pre op checklist for floor patients.
Minimum Requirements :
Education Training and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent.
Basic computer skills: keyboard, mouse use. Ability to use email, and internet.
Ability to successfully complete on the job training for CCH computer programs.
Ability to speak, read, write and understand English.
Maintains CPR, TST and Education on the Go within TCCH deadlines.
CPR certification required.
Must meet specialty competency requirements
Specimen delivery
Cysto set up
Beach chair set up
Fracture table set up
Patient Care Documentation Procedures'
Work Environment and Hazards
Risk exposure to potentially hazardous materials and body fluids. May become involved in crisis situations. Ability to assist and position patient, transfer from bed to wheel chair/stretcher. Physically demanding position (see ADA Form).
Work Contact Group
Hospital personnel, physicians, patients, and their families.
Additional Information :
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
Penn Medicine
Live Your Life's Work
EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.
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