Intraoperative Support Specialist

Webster, TX

JOB SUMMARY

The Intraoperative Support will work collaboratively between the clinical operating room team, supply chain and sterile processing department to ensure anticipated needs for scheduled cases are met; which can include instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. Works with physicians, staff and administration to improve efficiency and initiatives within the operating room.  This role will function as support to improve department performance and ensure communication with in all departments occur.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School graduate or equivalent required
  • Two years previous experience as an operating room technician desired
  • Current BLS

 OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

Category I exposure to blood borne pathogens, frequent exposure to chemical hazards and may encounter radiation hazards.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Decision making concerning equipment and/or instrumentation sterilization.
  • Bio hazardous waste disposal.
  • Housekeeping duties, as needed such as wiping out bins when restocking.
  • Ordering of supplies, and restocking of equipment/ supplies within the OR by working closely with Physicians, SPD, Supply chain and  Vendors as needed.
  • Reviews schedule 5 days out and ensure all supplies/ equipment are ordered timely.
  • Communicates with Board Runner, Supply Chain manager and Schedulers regarding cases and supplies/ equipment needs.
  • Complies with hospital practice standards regarding competent performance duties.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Uses medical equipment in a safe manner.
  • Helps provide cost effective patient care, by reviewing supplies, equipment and preference cards and Par levels with staff, surgeons, and Supply chain.
  • Assist in developing PAR sheets for OR/ and OR rooms.
  • Supports other hospital personnel in the performance of their duties.
  • Assist in pulling supplies for upcoming cases.
  • Demonstrates cooperative work attitude towards and with coworkers, employees, management, patients, visitors and physicians.
  • Maintains a safe work environment in compliance with OSHA guidelines and infection control standards. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Instrument Processing from decontamination to storage of sterile packages.
  • Checks room for cleanliness, availability of supplies and equipment for all assigned cases at the beginning of each day.
  • Utilizes surgeon preference card to select packs, supplies and instruments.
  • Transports instruments to decontamination area utilizing appropriate technique and in compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assist with updating on all preference cards.
  • Puts unused sterile supplies and instruments away at the end of the day.
  • Restocks operating rooms and OR to established PAR levels.
  • Adheres to attendance, punctuality, meal and break time period policies.
  • Completes work in an acceptable time frame and in an independent manner.
  • Carries out assigned duties in an effective, productive, and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrates a positive “can do” attitude. 
  • Willingness to adjust personal schedule periodically as workload fluctuates and as department needs require.
  • Attends 100% of department meetings or documents review of materials presented.
  • Functions as a team member following the rules of engagement of the department and hospital.
  • Communicates information about customers or other employees only as necessary to conduct hospital related business. 
  • Keeps supervisor apprised of work progress.
  • Has a proactive attitude about problem resolution.
  • Anticipates customers’ needs and provides for them as quickly as possible.
  • Models core values to co-workers continuously.
  • Follows hospital and departmental safety policies and procedures.
  • Reports unsafe situations to supervisor.
  • Adheres to hospital and departmental dress code.
  • Wears name badge at all times.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of hospital wide emergency management codes and plans.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and participation in hospital performance improvement program, infection control program and risk management program.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must be able to life and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • The employee must be able to stand and/or walk at least five hours per day.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

JOB CODE: 1000562