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OR Aide Transporter/EVS Evenings 3pm - 11:30pm

Req #: 17013207
Location: Calhoun, GA
Job Category: Surgery
Organization: Gordon Hospital and Murray Medical Center
Potential Referral Bonus: $

Description
Work Hours/Shifts

Gordon Hospital
Gordon Hospital is a 69-bed community hospital that is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare system in the world. We provide high quality, personalized and compassionate care to its patients and community. Through our dedication to safety, rigorous self-assessment, performance improvement, corporate integrity, and service management, we are committed to being the pre-eminent provider of acute inpatient and outpatient healthcare services for the residents of Calhoun, Gordon County, and surrounding areas.
Qualifications
You will be responsible for:
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Observes safety precautions at all times; uses protective wear, gloves, and goggles; uses proper body mechanics.
  • Follows standard precautions at all times.
  • Always informs Charge RN/Nurse Manager when leaving the department.
  • Ensures each surgical suite has a linen hamper and regular and hazardous waste bags.
  • Wet mops surgical suites between cases and performs terminal cleaning of the OR, PACU and Anesthesia at the end of the schedule.
  • Disposes of all linens, regular waste, hazardous waste and sharps containers in the appropriate waste disposal area.
  • Replaces mop head after each case.
  • Moves OR furniture and equipment as needed to clean.  Cleans all equipment before putting back into storage.
  • Performs other cleaning duties per scheduled times:  Cleans all vents in the department, washes all walls in the department; scrubs and waxes all floors in the OR; high dusts the OR; defrosts freezer and cleans refrigerator.
  • Maintains a log of when cleaning duties are performed.
  • Ensures staff lounges are clean and neat.  Empties trash as needed.
  • Ensures staff and physician locker rooms are cleaned, stocked, linen and trash disposed of daily.
  • Performs daily cleaning of all bathrooms in the Surgical Services Department.
  • Follows all infection control practices including; hand washing, standard precautions and protective attire.
  • Utilizes the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedure.
  • Uses and maintains cleaning and transportation equipment correctly and safely.
  • Reports safety hazards to the OR Charge Nurse.
 
PERFORMS EVIRONMENTAL CARE RESPONSIBILITIES DAILY (AM)
 
  • Monitors and records temperature and humidity of each surgical suite and CSR.
  • Monitors and records temperature of warming cabinets and medical refrigerator/freezer.
  • Ensures all warmers are stocked with blankets and fluids; monitors the warming cabinets through out the shift.
  • Ensures formalin supplies are at adequate levels.
  • Ensures specimen containers are stocked.
  • Monitors and stocks hats, masks, bunny suits and booties in staff locker room and entrances to OR’s (x 4).
  • Monitors, orders and stacks linen on the linen cart in the sub-sterile area for the day.
  • Inspect and supply needed CO2, nitrogen and O2 tanks for the surgical suites.
 
PATIENT TRANSPORTATION:
 
  • Always introduces self to patients and families; checks patient identification band before transporting patient to the OR.
  • Before transporting patient to OR ensures patient chart and stickers are with the patient.
  • Transports all patients safely on surgical gurney and that the side rails are up.  Gurney brakes are applied when patient is transferred on and off the gurney.
  • Transports all patients safely in wheelchairs; safety brakes used, leg and foot holders used.
  • Ensures patient privacy and warmth; patients in transport are always covered with a blanket.
  • Cleans and changes linen on gurney/wheelchair between patients.
  • Assists Circulating RN move patient to OR table and position patient.
  • Holds patients in position for anesthesia and for OR preps.
 
 
What will you need?
  • Must have the ability to read, write and understand English
  • Must be able to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheets, product labels, various reports and do basic arithmetic
  • Must be able to follow oral, written assignments and have full knowledge of basic environmental duties and a basic knowledge of the SHARE program
  • BCLS required
  • High school diploma preferred
  • A minimum of 6 months Environmental Services experience preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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