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Associate Perioperative Support Technician (FT), Nights

Company: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Orients and completes the necessary competenciesto perform a variety of essentialenvironmental and material management functions that ensure patient safety,reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAC's), and create safe, cleanand sterile work environments for the operating room staff. May train as amember of the surgical team to perform assigned patient care in theintraoperative period.Responsibilities: A listingof the key responsibilities- Masters environmental cleaning processes forall Perioperative areas including procedural and non-procedural spaces,restricted and semi-restricted spaces and all equipment contained therein.- Performs a variety of specific sterilizationduties within the Main Operating Rooms (MOR) and other surgical areas andorients to prepare tables for various specialty procedures. Removes clean, unneeded equipment from OR andensures trash and contaminated linens and instruments are properly handled andsent to appropriate destination. Handlesblood, tissue, bodily fluids, recyclables and other materials safely.- Learns to perform "terminal cleaning", an intensivecleaning process, ensuring that MOR spaces are free of infectious materialsthat cause hospital-acquired infections (HAC's).- Performs rapid room turnovers using standardsof OR sanitation and/or terminal cleaning and prepares OR after room turnover.- Cleans and maintains other areas of OR on aregularly scheduled basis.- Ensures that all cleaning equipment is sterile,safe, and properly maintained. Reportsall faulty equipment to supervisor. - May be responsible to master floor cleaning andrefinishing.- Learns to inventory case carts, and obtainssupplies and equipment needed for safe and efficient patient care. Completescompetencies to checks emergency case carts daily.- Supports staff in the maintenance of anesthesiaspecialty carts, nerve block room, and Birthing Pavilion.- Masters competenciesto clean, maintain, and set up anesthesia equipment, including transducerset-ups, blood warmers, and fiber optic scopes.- Shadows PeriopSupport Techs (PST) in preparing special infusion devices (FMS and Level 1) fortrauma and emergent procedures.- Orients tomaintaining non-controlled medications for both anesthesia and intraoperativeuse.- Orients toclean and maintain equipment needed for specialty procedures.- Learns tomaintain nursing specialty carts, nursing sets, all OR and anesthesia supply areas,and suture carts.- Learns toperform daily calibrations on anesthesia laboratory equipment.- Orients tomaintaining and assembling disposable blood pressure monitoring equipment.- Ensuresavailability of gas tanks and regulators for safe transfer of patients.Maintains supply of personal protective equipment.- Orients toensuring proper handling of sharps containers, and soiled linen and trash.- Under thesupervision of a Registered Nurse or Anesthesia provider, learns to positionpatients for the administration of regional anesthesia and/or surgicalprocedures, orients to participating in the transfer of patients to stretchers,beds, and/or operating room tables, and learns to perform point of carelaboratory testing.- Performs other duties as required or assigned.Minimum Qualifications:* Highschool diploma with 2 years of work experience required. * Abilityto anticipate, prioritize, and coordinate work in a high stress environment(which involves responding to emergency situations and tight schedules) required.* Excellentverbal and written communication skills preferred.* Abilityto work independently and demonstrates reliability and strong attention todetail.Required Licensure/Certification Skills:* Must obtain BLS Certification within four(4) weeks of hire date* Currently Registered with the New Hampshire Board ofRegistration for Medical Technicians

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