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Ambulatory OR Tech PRN

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday; Monday
Employment Type:  PRN
Location:  Children's at Satellite Boulevard 
Requisition #:  87241

 

JOB SUMMARY

Assists in providing competent surgical care to patients and families whose healthcare needs range from uncomplicated to highly complex and rapidly changing. Demonstrates technical, organizational, and team skills and acts as clinical resource. Proactively support efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION

•    High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from recognized surgical technologist program

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

•     Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

•    Experience in entry level

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

•    Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
•    Experience in surgical assisting
•    Experience as a surgical technician
•    Experience in a pediatric operating room

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

•    Must complete orientation and initial assessment of competencies by due dates
•    Must complete mandatory education and annual competency assessment by due dates

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

1.    Assists in delivery of competent patient care to patients to 21, integrating infection control, safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration procedures and regulations, and knowledge of growth and development.
2.    Provides technical skills required to assist surgeon or staff and operate surgical equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
3.    Maintains knowledge of current equipment and supplies.
4.    Utilizes effective communication skills in providing care to patients and families.
5.    Assists in collaborative practice with healthcare team.
6.    Demonstrates cost effectiveness and efficiency with regard to time management and supply use.
7.    Participates in orientation of students, staff members, and other health professionals.
8.    Understands and complies with infection control, safety, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration procedures and regulations.
9.    Maintains reliable and timely communication with operating room nurses.
10.    Remains informed and knowledgeable of current center core technology.
11.    Replenishes supplies in surgical suites, on suture cart, and maintains adequate inventory levels.
12.    Ensures guidelines for testing all sterilization equipment and results are recorded accurately.
13.    Coordinates procurement for any specialty items by conjunction with center core coordinator.
14.    Supports and participates in continuous assessment and improvement of quality of services provided.
15.    Provides instruments, case carts, supplies, and equipment in direct support of surgical suites.
16.    Reviews schedule for coordination of necessary items for surgical cases.
17.    Operates, tests, and maintains all cleaning and sterilization equipment
18.    Washes, organizes, and sterilizes instruments following established procedures.
19.    Provides properly cleaned and sterilized instruments.
20.    Assists circulating nurse with keeping preference cards updated.
21.    Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings as defined by unit.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  2660 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, GA  30096
Function:  Allied Health - Surgical Services


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Surgery, Patient Care, Pediatric, Infection Control, Healthcare