West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. Perioperative Care Assistant-5N Operating Room -27031 in Morgantown, West Virginia

POSITION DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE &CODE: Perioperative Care Assistant 27031 DEPARTMENT: Perioperative Services/HVI REPORTS TO: Manager, Supervisor FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt POSITION SUMMARY: Performs nonprofessional direct and indirect care activities under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. Assists in the provision of high quality, cost-effective care by performing delegated tasks. Performs preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative support activities to assist the nursing team caring for surgical/procedural patients which may include total care within scope of practice stable patient s vital signs, activities of daily living and the performance of point of care testing. This unlicensed assistive personnel UAP role has limited access to medications including the transport of non-controlled substances at the request of a licensed care provider. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE: 1. High school diploma or equivalent cannot be waived 2. Successful completion of hospital Clinical Associate or PCA training program within 90 days of hire. 3. Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE: 1. Prior patient experience 2. Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant experience CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Performs preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative support activities to assist the nursing team caring for surgical/procedural patients which may include total care within scope of practice stable patient s vital sign, activities of daily living, promotion of comfort and the performance of point of care testing. Reports changes in patient s condition to a RN. 2. Utilizes appropriate aseptic technique to open sterile supplies for patient use or for sterile field; performs shave preps; and holds extremities during surgical or procedural preps. 3. Transports patients to and from various areas. Cleans transport devices. Assists with patient transfers and positioning. 4. Retrieves/cleans patient care equipment and promptly runs errand as directed in a timely manner. 5. Reviews stocking lists, preference cards, and supply carts to assure/acquire supplies, instruments, and equipment are available for patient care use. 6. Maintains effective inventory control system including daily stocking, checks for out-dates, and monitoring of supply/specialty carts/rooms. Places or returns supplies, instrumentation, and equipment to designated storage locations. 7. 5. Must be able to operate computer program with training Date Reviewed/Revised: June 2017Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. * Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP hereEmployer's Job# 17-6099 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.