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Surgical Services Assistant II Full Time Rotating St. Joseph’s

Carondelet Health Network

This is a Full-time position in Tucson, AZ posted April 7, 2021.

Descriptionn n Carondelet’s St.

Joseph’s Hospital (located at 350 N.

Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711) provides a full range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services.

Established in 1961, St.

Joseph’s Hospital is a premiere medical campus serving Tucson and the Southwest.


Joseph’s is home to the Carondelet Neurological Institute and the Carondelet Joint Replacement Center.

Here you’ll find one of the region’s most comfortable labor and delivery units as well as high-quality care and customer service in programs such as cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, wound care, stroke, diabetes, emergency medicine and rehabilitation.

The 486-bed facility is an accredited Chest Pain Center, has been recognized by the American Heart and Stroke Association with a Get with the Guidelines Award for stroke care, and has nationally-certified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs.n n Why Carondelet…nWhen you join Carondelet’s Community Built on Care, our family of nurses, doctors, staff and healthcare specialists are dedicated to providing expert, compassionate care for all the families of Southern Arizona and the surrounding communities.

We’ve been caring for you and your loved ones for more than 135 years
– right here, in this great community of ours.

So this is our home too.

Caring, nurturing and helping heal friends, loved ones and neighbors of Southern Arizona is our passion, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

From emergency services and heart care to orthopedics, advanced stroke treatment and more, we’re focused on providing you with expert care combined with a healthy dose of attentiveness and kindness.

Carondelet Health Network.

A community built on care.n n Position Summaryn n The Surgical Services Assistant II will function as support to licensed personnel in Surgical and anesthesia services.

The Surgical Services Assistant II will perform environmental services, nutritional services and transportation duties in patient, public, and staff areas of the hospital in direct support of patient care.

The Surgical Services Assistant will assist with maintaining and ordering unit based SPD and Dietary supplies.

Works in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored.n n Position Dutiesn n Clean Operating Rooms/patient rooms between procedures/visits.n nInventory and maintain supplies and forms within the specified unit par levels.

Maintain cost effective utilization of supplies and equipment.n nDemonstrate knowledge of location of equipment and positioning of devices in the surgical area.n nProvide for the routine care of equipment assigned.n nChange bulbs in lights used in the surgical area.n nMaintain patient safety: O.R.

bed locked, patient bed locked during transfer, bed rails up at all times, oxygen set-up on all post-op beds.n nAssist with patient positioning and lifting.n nDemonstrate knowledge of prep order.

Prepare prep supplies and explain to patient.n nCarry out basic prep: abdominal, chest, facial/neck, limb, perineal, side, and vaginal.

Complete prep in a safe and timely manner.n nIsolation: set-up and clean-up, receive and discharge patient.n nTransport patients according to established safe procedures.n nTransport patient charts, laboratory specimens, blood products and maintain accountability for these items.

Complete transports in a timely manner.n nFollow department policy for delivery of lab specimens, obtaining and returning blood products, and completing appropriate paperwork.n nClean assigned areas thoroughly, using the standard procedure.

Consistently follow guidelines and standards when mixing and handling job related chemical solutions.

Utilize Infection Control Standards and guidelines for all cleaning procedures.

Follow all standard and isolation precautions.n nMaintain and store clean equipment.

Maintain par levels of paper products.

Keep supplies and equipment rooms orderly.n nMaintain Oxygen tanks near OR rooms.n nEnsure no reuse (re-cleaning or resterilization) or reprocessing of any medical equipment/product/supply/device that is labeled single-use and/or disposable.n nWorks in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored.n n Level 2
– Proficient (in addition to above duties)n nDemonstrate knowledge of hospital transport procedures and protocol.n nDemonstrate ability to prioritize tasks according to urgency.

Develop a routine that allows for maximum use of time.

Exhibit ability to effectively multitask.n nParticipate in training new staff.n nTroubleshoot errors and perform quality assurance checks.n n Level 3
– Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties)n nAssist in training new Surgical Services Assistants.n nAssist the Department Manager/Director as requested in review and update of department functions and procedures.n nGive input to Department Manager/Director concerning operational planning.n nParticipate in quality improvement measures and monitoring within the department.n nProvide information to the Manager/Director as requested in review and update of department functions and procedure revisions.n n Level 4
– Anesthesia Technician (non-certified) (in addition to above duties)n nReplenish medications into various carts/boxes or kits for anesthesia usen nFollow established policies and procedures relating to the ordering, receiving, and storage and replenishing of medications and IV Solutionsn nEnsure that an adequate stock of medications and supplies are available to anesthesia.n nComplete occurrence reports and anesthesia preference cards.n nPrepare specialty carts: code cart, intubation cart, emergency line cart, and medication night cart.n nOrganize workroom and follow equipment cleaning protocol.n nAct as a resource to medical and O.R.

staff.n nSet-up and clean room and setup individualized trays.n nEnsure proper maintenance of equipment resources.n nAssist with operation of anesthesia machine, cardiac monitor, CO2 Analyzer/Gas Monitor, Hot Line, Pulse Oximetry, Rapid Infuser, Warming/Cooling Units, I-Stat, Hemochron, Accudata, Jet Vent, and ACT Machine.n nFollow procedures for cleanup of anesthesia.n nWashes and sterilizes reusable equipment and reports malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate personnel.n n Qualificationsn n EDUCATIONnRequired: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)n n CERTIFICATIONnRequired: CPR Certificationn n Work Experiencen n Required: Knowledge of hospital environment desired.

Previous hospital and/or health care related surgical assistant experience.n n Skillsn n Required: Must possess effective interpersonal skills.n n KnowledgenRequired: Must be able to follow written and verbal instructionsn n Othern n Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays and/or weekends.

Must be able to perform all duties, including lifting and transferring, using proper body mechanics.n nJob: Surgery/Surgicaln nPrimary Location: Tucson, Arizonan nFacility: Carondelet St.

Joseph’s Hospitaln nJob Type: Full-timen nShift Type: Rotaten nEmployment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.n nTenet participates in the E-Verify program.

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