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Job Title: Associate Operating Room Assistant
Company Name: Swedish Health Services
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/18/2024
Expire Date: 05/25/2024
Job Categories: Social Services, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Transportation, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Environmental
Job Description
Associate Operating Room Assistant


The Perioperative Care Associate II (PCA II) must be able to perform all duties of the Perioperative Care Associate I (PCA I). The PCA II, under direction, assists the surgical staff with patient care including transportation, supplies, equipment, instruments, and care of the environment.

Operating Room Assistant @ Swedish First Hill

Full Time (40 Hour Week)

Variable Shift

10 Hour Shift

The Perioperative Care Associate II (PCA II) must be able to perform all duties of the Perioperative Care Associate I (PCA I).

Providence caregivers are not simply valued theyre invaluable. Join our team at Swedish First Hill and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

  • Works under supervision of the RN to provide care and service to patients and their families. Receives direction from the RN for delegation of tasks. Adheres to emergency policies and procedures associated with patient care.

  • Transfer of patients into and out of transport vehicle (wheelchair, stretcher, bed). Transports patients between pre/post-op patient care areas and discharge destinations.

  • Performs transport duties in a courteous, polite and professional manner within prescribed time constraints. Assists with positioning patient and directs patient requests to appropriate staff members.

  • Appropriately communicates and documents all daily activities and care provided to patient. Communicates and documents unusual and complex issues and changes in patient condition in a timely manner. Communicates and documents such actions accurately and legibly.

  • Provides patient care as directed by team RN and within scope of practice. Duties performed may include, but are not limited to: making, changing and cleaning beds, stretchers and recliners; assisting with ADLs, vital signs, urinary catheter care and removal, Intake and Outputs, ambulation assistance, assisting patients to the bathroom, assisting patients with using a bedpan, assisting with pericare, assisting the patient with feeding and performing chemstrip functions.

  • Maintains patient right to privacy. Respects the rights of the patient, family and other caregivers. Handles all patient information as confidential.

  • Demonstrates flexibility to meet patient care goals. Recognizes and communicates the need for assistance with assigned workloads. Seeks help with problem solving when needed. Respond appropriately and timely to unit and patient alarms.

  • Communicates appropriate and relevant information and feedback clearly to the appropriate person, while demonstrating respect for the ideas, opinions and feelings of others. Examples: informs appropriate departments about delays and communicates to patients/families transport destination and transport times.

  • Answers the unit telephone and patient call system in a timely, courteous and professional fashion.

  • Collaborates with nurse and other team members to organize and prioritize functions necessary for patient admission, care delivery and discharge.

  • Performs appropriate tasks before and after each patient movement to ensure equipment readiness; including cleaning of transport vehicle and making up stretchers with pillows as appropriate.

  • Responsible for restocking and charging of supplies after use, maintains appropriate core stocking levels, works with manager or designee to improve unit and individual routines to assure adequate room supply without excess or depletion. Notifies nurse manager and/or designee and makes recommendation for par level adjustments.

  • Works collaboratively to manage the use of supplies as directed, and charges for supplies used.

  • Responsible to set up and maintain the neatness of patient areas. Clean equipment as directed.

  • Maintains quality control logs such as for urine dip sticks, glucose controls, temperature log-book, and medication refrigerator temperatures.

  • Assists with patient admission, discharge, transfer and associated documentation as appropriate to peri-op unit.

  • Follows established guidelines in emergency situations, infection control and all safety issues. Receives direction from managers or designee or patient care providers.

  • Identifies and communicates opportunities for improvement, assuming responsibility for the effect of his/her behavior and communication on others. Demonstrates a positive, team-centered attitude.

  • Provides appropriate assistance in the orientation and training of new Transporter/NACs. Establishes annual goals in concert with manager for growth and development.

  • Actively participates in unit, department and system-wide educational activities including Quality Improvement programs as appropriate.

  • Competently performs assigned technical skills (i.e. bladder scans for PVRs, specimen collection and testing, traction and trapeze equipment setup, glucose monitoring, Oxygen Saturation, printing monitor strips, etc.).

  • Maintains a professional appearance in the course of performing duties.

  • Able to perform the role of Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) as directed, by ensuring patient safety, taking responsibility for the environment of care and communicating with RN/charge RN/designee of changes to patient condition in a timely manner. Duties include performing patient care activities, and safety checks that align with system standard of care. Aligns patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.

  • Performs other duties as assigned to insure effectiveness of care delivery and unit function.

Required Qualifications:

  • National Provider BLS - American Heart Association upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year - Experience performing duties of a Perioperative Care Associate I or equivalent experience in a healthcare environment.

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of Know me, care for me, ease my way. Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, well walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 275412

Company: Swedish Jobs

Job Category: Surgical/Perioperative Services

Job Function: Clinical Care

Job Schedule: Full time

Job Shift: Variable

Career Track: Clinical Support

Department: 3901 SFH SURGERY

Address: WA Seattle 747 Broadway

Work Location: Swedish First Hill 747 Broadway-Seattle

Pay Range: $25.48 - $35.02

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

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