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Student Intern

Company: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Location: Columbus
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Scope of PositionThe Ohio State University Medical Center is committed to enhancing the quality of care our patients receive. The Perioperative Technician functions as an integral member of a team of care providers in the Operating Rooms of the Perioperative Nursing Unit, who reflect a culture of cooperation, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. The team, consisting of the registered nurse, surgical technologist, anesthesiologist, surgeon, anesthesia technician and perioperative technician provide patient care and supportive services that are directed toward achievement of patient care outcomes, improving service levels, reducing the length of hospitalization and decreasing costs. The Operating room, located on the fourth floor of Doan and Rhodes Halls, consists of 18 Operating Rooms and is staffed 24 hours per day.Position SummaryPerforms technical skills related to patient contact. Provides emergency care measures as appropriate. Assists in meeting the patients emotional needs. Completes documentation in an accurate, concise and timely manner, provides indirect care to a group of patients by facilitating perioperative care. Follows universal precautions, safe handling guidelines, and all other infection control standards. Provides for safety/security of self and others and follows special precautions as related to Anesthesia/surgical areas and other appropriate locations. Promotes positive attitude to staff, families, patient/guests as well as maintains patient confidentiality.Duties and Responsibilities/Further Detail Provided in Operating Room Manuals55% of time Clinical skills management that enhance the nursing process

  • Demonstrates understanding of job responsibilities and uses appropriate knowledge and skills to effectively complete work.
  • Performs technical skills related to patient comfort.
  • Provides emergency care measures as appropriate. Initiates CPR, assists in code blue situations.
  • Assists in meeting the patients emotional needs.
  • Demonstrates compassion and sensitivity to patients, families, visitors, and other staff. Is courteous to others and promotes mutual respect.
  • Anticipates needs of customers and assumes responsibility for solving customer problems.
  • Completes documentation in an accurate, concise and timely manner.
  • Works effectively as a team member and maintains a positive relationship and open communication with other team members.
  • Provides indirect care to a group of patients by facilitating Perioperative care and assuring Perioperative readiness of surgical and anesthesia supplies and equipment according to the unit Policy and Procedures and review of pertinent records.
  • Performs Perioperative directed activities as requested.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and follows the appropriate channels of communication designated isolation procedures according to the OSUMC and Infection Control Policy and Procedure.
  • Provides for safety/security of self and others according to the OSUMC and Infection Control Policy and Procedure.
  • Follows special precautions including side rails/restraints, suicide precautions, seizure precautions, electrical, radiation and oxygen safety measures according to Division of Nursing Policy and Procedure.
  • Assists with Operating Room readiness activities, e.g. post procedure, makes bed, removes trash, linen, removes and replaces canisters, returns unused surgical supplies to appropriate storage, cleans anesthesia monitoring devices, lead cables and back stand, removes mask and filter.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest quality service to all customers.20% of time Area/equipment maintenance related to maintaining cleanliness and organization of equipment and Perioperative areas
    • Maintains a clean and organized environment in the Perioperative Unit.
    • Demonstrates cost-effective use of supplies and of own time and others time; Systematically organizes and prioritizes work.
    • Changes and/or replaces gas cylinders as needed and facilitates repair of equipment.20% of time Dispenses/transports supplies and equipment to appropriate
      • Processes and transports stock and equipment to appropriate locations according to supply needs and department standards.5% of time Personal/professional development which enhances the growth and development of the individual to contribute to the immediate work environment.
        • Actively participates in the orientation process by taking responsibility of self study, identifying personal limitations and seeking assistance appropriately to ensure safe provision of patient.
        • Participates in unit development by orienting new staff members to the unit and to hospital routines as directed by the immediate supervisor and provides appropriate feedback.
        • Annually attends all mandatory inservice/education offerings to include fire, tornado/disaster, infection control in services and CPR certification.
        • Attends and actively participates in scheduled unit staff meetings.
        • Formulates job related goals at least annually and develops a plan to accomplish them; assumes responsibility for meeting goals.Organizational ExpectationsPractices within the Medical Centers policies and procedures. Adheres to the Intensive Caring Value Statements as demonstrated through positive patient/guest relations, positive and effective interactions with staff and formulating and meeting developmental goals.Patient/guest relations that promote positive relationships between staff and patient/guest
          • Demonstrates respect, concern and courtesy for all individuals according to OSUMC Policy.
          • Maintains patient privacy and dignity when providing care as defined in OSUMC Policy and Procedure.
          • Maintains patients rights of confidentiality in all discussions, deliberations, and any other communication as defined in OSUMC Policy and Procedure.Personal Work Habit: Those actions that demonstrate accountability to the organization, such as:
            • Works when scheduled
            • Reports to unit prepared to begin duties at the beginning of scheduled shifts, as measured by supervisory observation and validated feedback.
            • Completes assignments in a timely manner reflected by no unapproved or unexplained overtime/over percent as measured by direct observation or supervisory review of CTS records.Minimum QualificationsFor Hire: Strong reading, writing and simple math (add, subtract, multiply and divide) skills required. Successful completion of perioperative technician training program is required. Previous health care or service oriented field experience in an acute health care setting is preferred. CPR certification preferred.On going: Demonstrated competency to meet essential job functions. Maintains knowledge related to patient care issues, quality improvement and cost reduction, current policies, procedures and protocols.Patient Population ServedKnowledge of growth and development and an understanding of the range of treatments necessary to meet the age specific needs of the patient population served (Check those that apply):Not applicable: Non-Patient care titleAdolescents (14-17 years)XNeonates (0-6 months)Adults (18 64 years)XChildren (7 months 13 years)XGeriatrics (65 + years)XJob RelationshipsSupervisory responsibility: NoneContacts: Patients and family, all members of patient care team, physicians, and other clinical and non-Clinical Medical Center staff.Responsible to: Supervisor, OR Support ServicesPhysical/Visual/Mental RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of the job, the employee must be able to:
              • transport/move patients in order to provide care.
              • move objects weighing up to 50lbs. Around the work environment to provide care.
              • provide care, performs necessary duties and maintains patient safety on the Nursing Unit.
              • transport/move patients and equipment using stairs particularly in emergency situations.
              • set up/adjust the various patient equipment items in use at the Medical Center.
              • communicate clearly in order to facilitate the patient care plan.Work EnvironmentThe work environment involves risks and discomforts that require special safety precautions, additional safety education and/or health risk monitoring, e.g., chemicals, radiation, working with sharps (needles, syringes, scalpels, etc.), infectious disease. Employees are required to wear protective clothing such as masks, gowns, gloves, etc. May work in adverse weather conditions.Note: The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this

Keywords: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus , Student Intern, Other , Columbus, Ohio

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