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Surgical Services Support Tech - PreOp

Wellstar North Fulton Hospital • Roswell, GA • Nursing Support • 109252 • Days • Full-Time


Entry level position - Surgical Services Support Tech


Under the direction and supervision of the Staff Nurse, assists with the care of patients to maintain a safe, clean environment. Responsible for the cleaning of operative suites between cases and transporting patients from the Nursing Units to the OR / Endo Lab and from the PACU and Endo Lab to the Nursing Units. He / She must be available to assist with positioning of patients. Runs errands to the other departments of the hospital and responds to any other tasks as necessary.


Full-time Days - 40 hours per week


Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Cleanliness of Rooms
    * Wipes with germicidal solution at end of day or as needed.
    * Performs routine cleaning of the OR.
    * Cleans OR rooms between all cases unless told otherwise.
    * Removes soiled linen and disposes of properly, replacing clean plastic bag between cases.
    * Places trash in appropriate containers following procedures and replaces plastic bag.
    * Following every case, mop head and water are changed, when using reusable mop heads.
    * Upon completion of each procedure, suction canisters and tubing are disposed of and/or Neptune suction is emptied and cleaned.
    * Adjusts proper amount of cleaning solution when changing water.
    * Cleans rooms at end of day.
  • Transportation of Patients
    * Transports patients to the Operative Suite/ Pre-Operative Area.
    * Checks identification of patient in OR and on nursing unit when transporting patient.
    * Moves patient in a safe and timely manner.
    * Chart accompanies patient and is taken to front desk on arrival to OR or Pre-Op desk.
    * Changes linen between patients.
    * Assists in moving patients to and from OR table.
    * Provides roller moving equipment for moving patient at completion of procedure.
    * Exchanges OR transport stretcher for unit bed as requested.
    * Aids in moving patient upon request of nurse before or after procedure.
    * Uses safe technique anytime assisting with patient transfer.
    * Insures safety belts or side rails are used on every patient during transport.
    * Assist circulating Nurse with patient positioning and holding limbs.
    * Assists patients to and from wheelchair when applicable.
    * Insures all patients have an O2 tank on bed/stretcher for transportation to PACU.
  • Ordering Supplies
    * Maintains orderliness of equipment.
    * Maintains proper level of linen.
    * Stocks warming cabinet daily.
    * Maintains proper level of supplies.
    * Exchanges oxygen and nitrogen tanks upon request.
    * Replaces specimen containers daily.
    * Replaces specimen containers daily.
    * Takes specimen or culture to lab as requested.
    * Insures daily cleaning supplies are replaced as needed.
    * Maintains adequate levels of suction canisters / lids, plastic linen / trash liners daily.
    * Adheres to all safety procedures.
    * Keeps corridors free of stretchers and other equipment when not in use.
  • Communication / Team Work
    * Demonstrates effective communication skills with all team members, patients and families.
    * Communicates throughout the day with OR Supervisor.
    * Checks for special instructions throughout day.
    * Alerts OR Supervisor or designee of maintenance problems.
    * Communicates problems / questions with OR supervisor.
  • Performance Improvement
    * Participates in the hospital wide Performance Improvement Program.
    * Implement activities as recommended by PI Teams and/or Department.
  • Departmental / Institutional Activities
    * Attends 75% departmental meeting / reads and initials hospital memos, minutes, and unit communications.
    * Demonstrates evidence of continuous professional development.
    * Identifies own learning needs and seeks opportunities for self-growth and career advancement.
    * Any other duties as assigned.
    * May work at Main OR or in the ASC OR as requested/required by surgical schedule.

Required for All Jobs

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.


Required Minimum Education

  • GED Required or
  • High School Equivalent Required or
  • High School Graduate Required

Required Minimum Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of previous experience as an environmental service tech, OR Tech Required or
  • OR Support, or patient care tech. Required

Required Minimum Skills

  • Good communication skills / good organizational skills.
  • Must be able to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced work environment.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize appropriately.
  • Must be detail oriented and have the capacity to effectively multitask throughout the work shift.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the capacity to interact professionally with a variety of ?customers?, including but not limited to patients, families, co-workers, volunteers, and physicians throughout the work shift.
  • Must possess the ability to function independently, yet productively as a cooperative team member with various work teams associated with the position.
  • Must be compliant, with a willingness to follow all Hospital policies as well as the established practices, protocols and procedures of the position, department and applicable professional standards.

Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Basic Life Support Required
  • BLS - Instructor Required
  • BLS - Provisional Required

Additional Licenses and Certifications

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