- Requisition Number: 40282
- Department: ASSOCIATED HEALTH SYSTEMS
- Location: Durham
- Type of Position: Regular
- Shift: Full Time
- Specialty: Surgical Services/OR
Duke Nursing Highlights:
- Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization
- Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.
- Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
- Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
- Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
- Relocation Assistance!
Be a team member in a brand new concept of patient care in the Duke University Health System: a series of new ambulatory surgery centers in Wake County. DUHS’s immediate opening for a Surgical Attendant, Arringdon Ambulatory Surgery Center is a once in a career opportunity. You will come in on the ground floor to help build and grow this initiative, starting with the first Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center in Arringdon, NC.
Your Surgical Attendant experience in the Operating Room (OR) will help bring this new concept to life, build the team to deliver exceptional care, and open the door to grow with Duke from the ground up.
Perform a variety of technical, environmental, and patient care duties under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse . These duties are performed in accordance with established hospital and nursing policy and within the legal scope of practice for the unlicensed caregiver.
Shift - 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Flexible with hours. 6:30-am - 3pm or 730am-4pm, possible late days.
REQUIRED - experience as a Surgical Attendant with Operating Room (OR) experience.
Verify patient location and identification.Transfer and/or assist patients during transport, following departmental safety guidelines. Communicate with patients and respond to patient needs promptly, satisfy needs or refer their requests to appropriate personnel. Keep charge nurse informed of room status and attendant availability. Assist in the orientation of new staff as requested by nurse manager or designee. Provide emergency assistance as required and/or directed by surgeon and/or nursing personnel. Transport specimen, equipment, etc. to appropriate area in safe and efficient manner. According to the plan of care developed by the RN, deliver patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Successfully complete annual self-instructional unit regarding age appropriate care for the infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Prepare the unit for cases/procedures utilizing functional equipment and supplies. Assist with positioning the patient and follow accepted procedures for preparation of patients for surgical procedures. Assist with wraps, casts, and dressings. Route non-functional equipment to proper maintenance department for repair, noting on equipment what the malfunction appears to be. Assist in minor maintenance functions (i.e. replace lightbulbs in power sources and surgical lights). Set up and troubleshoot all equipment in service line and 85% of all equipment in other services. Accurately and safely use all patient positioning devices and tables. Clean equipment, tables and floor as required with proper cleaning solution. Collect, bag, and remove soiled linen and trash properly. Replace suction liners, trash bags and other supplies as needed. Return cleaned equipment to appropriate area after the case. Stock and maintain adequate levels of supplies at scrub sink and sub rooms as appropriate. Maintain orderly work environment by keeping operating rooms, storage areas, hallways and all units clean, tidy and hazard free. Obtain and maintain unit supplies and equipment.
Perform all duties of Level I in addition to the following: Serve as a resource and role model for Surgical Attendants and others. Provide leadership and guidance to Surgical Attendants under the direction of an RN. Assist with daily assignments in cooperation with unit management representatives. Cooperate in planning orientation of new Surgical Attendants, under the supervision of an RN. Provide feedback to management representative regarding orientation/skills of new employees. Serve as a resource and role model for Surgical Attendants and others. Provide leadership and guidance to Surgical Attendants under the direction of an RN. Assist with daily assignments in cooperation with unit management representatives. Cooperate in planning orientation of new Surgical Attendants, under the supervision of an RN. Provide feedback to management representative regarding orientation/skills of new employees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level I - Basic mechanical knowledge for assembly of equipment and the ability to comprehend and follow instructions. Knowledge of sterile technique. Physical abilities to complete job duties which include heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, standing, and walking, ability to push, pull climb, stoop/kneel, reach overhead and rotate trunk for prolonged periods.
Level II - Same as Level I plus leadership skills.
Work requires basic mechanical knowledge for assembly of equipment and the ability to comprehend and follow instructions normally acquired through a partial high school education.
Level I - Six months experience in a hospital setting or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Level II - Three years experience as Surgical Attendant I, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I - Current BCLS certification.
Level II - Same as Level I plus, currently listed as a Nursing Assistant (NAI) with the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property (preferred but not required).
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