Tenet Healthcare ORDERLY SURGICAL SERVICES in St. Louis, Missouri

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The Orderly performs a variety of technical, environmental and patient care duties under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse during pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative phases. These duties are performed in accordance with established hospital and nursing policy and within the legal scope of practice for the unlicensed caregiver.

DUTIES:

Assists Surgery Services staff, under the direct supervision of an RN, in transferring, positioning, and ambulating patients.

Provides Patient Care assistance at the direction of an RN.

Stock and maintain adequate levels of supplies at scrub sinks and sub rooms. Order and restock OR room supplies as directed.

Maintain safe work environment by keeping operating rooms, storage areas and hallways clean, uncluttered and hazard free.

Prepares the unit for cases under the direction of the Charge Nurse. Communicates with the Charge Nurse regarding room status, equipment and operational concerns

Routes non-functional equipment to proper maintenance department location for repair, noting the apparent malfunction on the equipment.

Responsible for cleaning and disinfecting of the operating room following infection control practices. Cleans all equipment and removes all unneeded equipment from room to proper storage area.

Performs patient transport duties for the department, following patient identification policy and ensuring that the patient is accompanied by necessary support, including oxygen.

Performs courier duties for the department, including the transport of blood and specimens. Transports equipment/supplies etc. to appropriate areas in safe and efficient manner.

Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

High School graduate or equivalent

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION:

None required.

EXPERIENCE:

Two years experience in a hospital setting preferred. Six months experience in an OR setting preferred.

Housekeeping, Sterile Processing, or Patient Care experience preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of sterile technique

Basic mechanical knowledge

Ability to work both independently and in group setting

Good organization, planning, reasoning, judgment, problem-solving, safety awareness skills, and cognitive flexibility.

Good written and oral communication skills

Ability to meet the physical demands of the position

Ability to cope effectively with professional stress

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

ESTIMATED PERCENTAGE OF TIME INCUMBENT COULD BE EXPECTED TO CARRY, PUSH, PULL, OR LIFT:

0 – 10 % 11 – 33% 34 – 66% 67 – 100%

A. Up to 10 lbs

B. 11 – 24 lbs

C. 25 – 34 lbs

D. 35 – 50 lbs

X - lift/carry

E. 51 – 74 lbs

F. 75 – 100 lbs

X - push/pull

ESTIMATED PERCENTAGE OF TIME INCUMBENT COULD BE EXPECTED TO PERFORM THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

0 – 10 % 11 – 33% 34 – 66% 67 – 100%

A. BENDING

X

B. CLIMBING X

C. LIFTING

X

D. PUSHING/PULLING

X

E. REACHING

X

F. SITTING

X

G. SQUATTING/KNEELING

X

H. STANDING

X

I. TWISTING

X

J. WALKING

X

K. KEYBOARDING

X

Must have manual dexterity and mobility

Must be able to tolerate intermittentexertion when assisting in surgery

Must be able to tolerate prolonged,extensive, or considerable sitting, standing and walking

Must be able to tolerate considerablereaching, bending, squatting, kneeling to retrieve equipment and performpatient treatment

Must be able to carry equipmentand supplies, lifting 50 pounds and pulling 100 pounds

Job: Maintenance, Food Service,Housekeeping and Security

Organization: Des Peres Hospital

Title: ORDERLY SURGICAL SERVICES

Location: MO-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 1705021315