- Checks all equipment for proper functioning such as cautery machine, suction machine and OR table
- Arrange furniture according to use
- Maintains clean OR table
- Collect necessary stock and equipment
- Help scrub nurse with setting up
- Assist with counts and records
- Assist the anesthesiologist in positioning the patient
- Assist the patient in assuming the position for anesthesia
- Anticipate the anesthesiologist’s needs
- Reposition the patient per surgeon’s instruction
- Apply restraints on the patient
- Expose the area for skin preparation
- Catheterize the patient as indicated by the surgeon
- Perform skin preparation & clipper prep as necessary
- Replenishes and records sponge/ sutures during procedure
- Hands dressing to the scrub nurse
- Helps remove and dispose of drapes
- Helps to prepare the patient for the recovery room/ICU
- Assist the scrub nurse, taking the instrumentations to the service (washroom)
- Ensures that room is ready for the next case
- Ensures SCIP measures have been met
- Pre mixes drips
- Primes lines
- Obtains supplies form Cath Lab as needed
- Assesses implantable device reprogramming
- Collects and assesses initial and on-going data about the health status of the patient.
- Initiates and/or revises an individualized plan of care that includes immediate and long-term outcomes for the patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care team.
- Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.
- Evaluates patient response to intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.
- Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.
- Documents and communicates all required components of patient care.
- Collaborates and cooperates with other members of the health care team in meeting the preventive, emergency, and restorative health needs of a patient in a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment.
- Collaborates with the health care team to provide pre and post-operative care.
HIPPA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:
Primary – required (routine) to do the job;
Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and
None – no approved access
Description of Information
Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion
Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates
Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical
Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes
These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit.
Infection Control: Initial and Ongoing training in dealing with infection control. Trainings could include but are not limited to, blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and bio hazardous materials as it applies to your daily work environment.
Patient Interaction: Frequent