FULL TIME BENEFITED
The Surgical Services Unit Aide will maintain a positive physical appearance of the unit by carrying out a variety of supportive tasks. He/She provides assistance with patients and visitors under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
The Surgical Services Unit Aide demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin.
Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our Promise of Caring and Commitment to Service.
Has social contact with patients, and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.
Demonstrates excellent customer service.
Maintains safe, clean work areas in storage rooms, OR rooms and work area.
Assesses malfunctioning beds, stretchers and lights and initiates repair order to Engineering when unable to correct the problem.
Empties soiled linen bags.
Removes linens from stretchers/beds.
Acts as back-up secretary, answers telephones, covers lunch and breaks for HUC.
Performs in-unit and unit-to-unit transfers to appropriate patients.
Other duties as assigned.
Daily and weekly terminal cleaning of unit.
Transports medications, equipment, blood, specimens and patients.
Cleans and processes scopes and eye instruments
Assists OR staff by holding patients using sterile technique.
Replaces supplies, rotates stock and checks for outdated inventory
High School Graduate or equivalent
BLS Heartsaver required within 90 days of hire.
Medical/Surgical experience preferred.
Basic computer skills in certain Surgical Services areas.
Understanding of sterile technique and O.R. protocol in certain areas.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong Customer Service skills.
Strong Communication skills.
Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and material.
Excellent time management to achieve maximum productivity.
Attention to detail.
Ability to motivate and precept new employees.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSIC AL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
Constant standing and walking
Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs.
Frequent carrying, pushing, pulling, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision, and field of vision
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
Occasional sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and squatting
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.
Covenant HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer.