Surgical Attendant - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Full Time - 11a - 9p (shift differential)

Job description

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!

General Description of the Job Class

Perform a variety of technical, environmental, and patient care duties under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. These duties are performed in accordance with established hospital and nursing policy and within the legal scope of practice for the unlicensed caregiver.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Level I

Verify patient location and identification.

Transfer and/or assist patients during transport, following departmental safety guidelines.

Communicate with patients and respond to patient needs promptly, satisfy needs or refer their requests to

appropriate personnel.

Keep charge nurse informed of room status and attendant availability.

Assist in the orientation of new staff as requested by nurse manager or designee.

Provide emergency assistance as required and/or directed by surgeon and/or nursing personnel.

Transport specimen, equipment, etc. to appropriate area in safe and efficient manner.

According to the plan of care developed by the RN, deliver patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

Successfully complete annual self-instructional unit regarding age appropriate care for the infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Prepare the unit for cases/ procedures utilizing functional equipment and supplies.

Assist with positioning the patient and follow accepted procedures for preparation of patients for surgical procedures.

Assist with wraps, casts, and dressings.

Route non-functional equipment to proper maintenance department for repair, noting on equipment what the malfunction appears to be. Assist in minor maintenance functions (i.e. replace light bulbs in power sources and surgical lights). Set up and troubleshoot all equipment in service line and 85% of all equipment in other services.

Accurately and safely use all patient positioning devices and tables.

Clean equipment, tables and floor as required with proper cleaning solution.

Collect, bag and remove soiled linen and trash properly.

Replace suction liners, trash bags and other supplies as needed.

Return cleaned equipment to appropriate area after the case.

Stock and maintain adequate levels of supplies at scrub sink and sub rooms as appropriate.

Maintain orderly work environment by keeping operating rooms, storage areas, hallways and all units clean, tidy and hazard free.

Obtain and maintain unit supplies and equipment.

Level II

Perform all duties of Level I in addition to the following:

Serve as a resource and role model for Surgical Attendants and others.

Provide leadership and guidance to Surgical Attendants under the direction of an RN.

Assist with daily assignments in cooperation with unit management representatives.

Cooperate in planning orientation of new Surgical Attendants, under the supervision of an RN.

Provide feedback to management representative regarding orientation/ skills of new employees.

Serve as a resource and role model for Surgical Attendants and others.

Provide leadership and guidance to Surgical Attendants under the direction of an RN.

Assist with daily assignments in cooperation with unit management representatives. Cooperate in planning orientation of new Surgical Attendants, under the supervision of an RN. Provide feedback to management representative regarding orientation/ skills of new employees.

Required Qualifications at this LevelEducation:

Work requires basic mechanical knowledge for assembly of equipment and the ability to comprehend and follow instructions normally acquired through a partial high school education.

Experience:

Level I

Six months experience in a hospital setting or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Level II

Three years experience as Surgical Attendant I, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Level I

Current BCLS certification.

Level II

Same as Level I plus, currently listed as a Nursing Assistant (NAI) with the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property (preferred but not required).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Level I

Basic mechanical knowledge for assembly of equipment and the ability to comprehend and follow instructions.

Knowledge of sterile technique.

Physical abilities to complete job duties which include heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, standing, and walking, ability to push, pull climb, stoop/kneel, reach overhead and rotate trunk for prolonged periods.

Level II

Same as Level I plus leadership skills

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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