Texas Health Resources Surgical Associate in Arlington, Texas
Completes routine stocking chores:
Restocks warmer with blankets and saline
Changes sharps containers
Stocks linen, and bags for trash and linen, as well as red bags
Stocks Expose II
Ensures two armboards and safety strap available for case
Stocks and replaces suction liners
Stocks sterile towels in cores
Stocks masks and OR room gels and sanitizers
Empties soiled linen carts to linen chute
Assists in moving patients to and from the operating room suites.
Follows patient identification requirements.
Maintains patient dignity and confidentiality.
Communicates appropriately with patients and families.
Observes safety procedures in moving patients.
Helps with patient positioning
Demonstrates basic understanding of asepsis
Decontaminates beds and stretchers between uses
Makes up beds and stretchers
Assists in room cleanup before and/or after surgery.
Disposes of hazardous waste appropriately.
Uses personal protective gear as required.
Follows procedure for cleaning of operating rooms and equipment.
Transports instruments to decontamination areas according to procedure.
Puts equipment and supplies away in appropriate place.
Other duties as assigned
Follows directions of circulating nurse in obtaining equipment, instruments and supplies as requested.
Answers call from Surgery Control Desk without delay
Acts as team member
H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
previous patient care experience preferred
Licenses and Certifications
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support 30 Days
Read, write and speak English; Able to stand/walk for majority of hours of their work shift; Easily move heavy equipment & supplies ( up to 250 lbs on wheels) without endangering themselves or others.
Working Indoors 67% or more
Mechanical Hazards 1-33%
Electrical Hazards 1-33%
Explosive Hazards 1-33%
Fume/Odor Hazards 1-33%
Dust/Mites Hazards 1-33%
Chemical Hazards 1-33%
Toxic Waste Hazards 1-33%
Radiation Hazards 1-33%
Wet Hazards 1-33%
Other Conditions 34-66%
Tasks involving exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.
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