Under general supervision and using independent judgment, assists the operating room staff to provide care for the operative patient. Performs diversified duties at the request of OR Staff which may include replenishing supplies, cleaning equipment and rooms, transporting patients, etc.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Uses knowledge of sterilization principles to operate flash autoclave.
Processes all items appropriately using the steam sterilizer.
Maintains appropriate spore testing on routine basis and documents results as required.
Assists with processing department supply charges and any other clerical work related to the department, as requested.
Applies aseptic techniques in daily work assignments. Performs general cleaning of department surface areas, racks, shelves, storage cabinets and all storage area.
Knowledgeable regarding handling and care of instruments, tray preparation and special procedure items.
Monitors sterility dates on supplies.
Assists with monitoring and maintaining stock in OR Suites, Scrub Sinks and Sterile Core.
Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with the other department's of the facility.
Performs other related duties as may be assigned.
Assists in picking surgical cases.
Assists Core Technician
Puts away supplies
Stocks Blanket and Solution Warmers
Assists Surgical Team with straightening rooms after procedures are completed
Assists with setting up rooms
Obtains blood products from the Blood Bank
Transports specimens to appropriate Laboratory departments.
Assists with Instrument turnover for following cases.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting Joint Commission, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
High School graduate or equivalent.
Current BCLS certification.
Knowledge of medical terminology and nomenclature of items and equipment used by the department.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.