To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Under the supervision of an RN, assists in all services necessary for the proper operation of Outpatient Urology
\u2022 Performs shaving, clipping and prepping as required under the direction of a registered nurse.
\u2022 Demonstrates the application of the principles of asepsis and disinfection in a knowledgeable manner in the care of the supplies, instruments and the environment. Cleans and disinfects scopes according to policy and procedures and orients new staff to the scope disinfection process.
\u2022 Identifies the principles of sterile technique and applies these techniques. Under the supervision of an RN or MD, applies these techniques, sets up the necessary equipment for and assists in procedures.
\u2022 Handles all equipment safely and ensures all equipment is in working order to be used for procedures. Notifies Clinical Coordinator or Nurse of equipment defects or damage.
\u2022 Assist with room turnover and set up for procedures, including prepares items/instruments for sterilization, receives, sorts, decontaminates, cleans all surgical items including sterilizers and ultrasonic cleaners applying the correct techniques of disinfection, high level disinfection and sterilization.
\u2022 Assembles and wraps instrument trays; stamps, dates, stores and rotates items which can be sterile and/or unsterile items. Opens sterile supplies using sterile technique.
\u2022 Prepares procedural fields with all the sterile supplies needed, preps the patient for the sterile/non sterile urologic procedures, including prepping with Betadine per protocol.
\u2022 Ensures safety of patient by exercising aseptic techniques and preventing hazards related to the environment and the use of equipment. Continually monitors and reports any breaks in aseptic technique.
\u2022 Ascertains that all specimens are properly identified and review. Adheres to standard precaution guidelines when handling/transporting multiple specimens, cultures or blood samples to the laboratory.
\u2022 Participates in Universal Protocol (i.e. correct patient, site and timeout).
\u2022 Suggest better utilization of supplies and potential savings.
\u2022 Exhibits a high level of time management skills and flexibility in performing daily activities.
\u2022 Performs all other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the unit.
\u2022 Meets performance expectations for Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization and Staff and Self Development as outlined in the performance review.
Other information:Minimum Education
High School Graduate or Equivalent
Minimum Work Experience
Certified Nurses Assistant or other educational equivalent (medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, student nurse who has completed one semester of clinical experience. Either two (2) years relevant direct patient care experience or education as stated above.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Unit specific orientation to learn all aspects of position. Must successfully complete the Urology Competency Based Training and Practicum, including age-specific competencies within three months of starting the position.
Ability to stand stand/sit/walk for up to 6 hours. Able to push up to 25-50 pounds.