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Turnover Team Technician- Surgery, FT, M-F 3p-11p

North Mississippi Medical Center   Tupelo, MS   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on May 10, 2022
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Transporting Patients:
  • Transports patients from nursing units to the holding preanesthesia unit ( PAU )
  • Assist the circulating nurse to transport patients from PAU to the O.R
Transports Specimens:
  • Transports specimens to the lab and delivers blood products from the blood bank to the O.R. according to established policies and procedures
Transports Sterile Supplies/Equipment:
  • Transports sterilized trays, instruments and equipment to assigned OR rooms as needed
  • Inspecting sterile package integrity, storage conditions and equipment for possible damage that would decrease its ability to perform needed functions
Transports Potential Radioactive Supplies:
  • Transports supplies and bio hazard trash to and from the appropriate area designed for radioactive contamination
Environmental Duties:
  • Assists in cleaning assigned OR rooms during the turn over process
  • Mopping floor, and/or wiping down surgical bed, equipment, including trash removal
Assist OR Team:
  • Assists OR team in preparing for surgical cases
  • Opens sterile supplies including disposables and surgical trays pertinent to OR procedure
  • Making O.R. bed
  • Positioning patient, holding extremities, setting up equipment to increase OR room utilization
Monitor Traffic:
  • Help limit traffic in and out of O.R. rooms to cut down potential contamination of sterile environment.
Shave Preps:
  • Performs preoperative shave preps as needed, according to policy and procedure.
Education:
  • Attends required in-services, annual review and educational programs/training
Regulatory:
  • Adheres to NMHS/NMMC Policies/Procedures/Guidelines
  • Complies with applicable Local/State/Federal policies/procedures/guideline/regulations/laws/statues
Requirements:
  • High School graduate or equivalent required
  • American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification at HCP Level; required
  • Three months of orientation/training depending on experience
    • Orientation/training will include aseptic techniques, safety, transporting patients, shave preps, OR process, knowledge of supplies and trays, Surgical procedures, environmental process and standard precautions
  • Good written and verbal communication required
  • Interaction with a patient population of all ages ranging from neonates to geriatrics, required