Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Central Washington Hospital
Department:
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Variable Shifts
Hours: 12 hour shifts

Job Description

Position Summary:

Functions as vital member of the OR team assuming responsibility for the scrub position during surgical interventions. Maintains a safe environment by implementing technical and aseptic practices according to AORN Standards and Central Washington Hospital policies and procedures.

May performs as a unit receptionist by greeting visitors, answering telephones, and directing traffic. Protects confidentiality of patient information, prioritizes own workload. Maintains equipment readiness and supply levels throughout the obstetrics area. Assists the licensed nurse in providing patient care for laboring patients, mothers, and newborns.

Essential Functions:

1. Address patients, visitors, families, and co-workers in a pleasant and respectful manner: display courtesy at all times.

2. Respond quickly and appropriately to inquiries and requests.

3. Assist co-workers without being asked.

4. Display an unhurried and caring manner with visitors, families, and co-workers when performing duties.

5. Maintain confidentiality of all patient-hospital or physician related information. Refrain from gossip and speak in low tones in all appropriate areas.

6. Demonstrate a pleasing disposition and sensitivity to visitors, families, and co-workers.

7. Below or at the accepted standard for unscheduled absences as outlined in HR8651.370.

8. Perform related assignments as requested in order to promote positive visitor, family, and co-worker relations.

Communicate, cooperate and perform related duties with other co-workers in your department and in other departments in a courteous and efficient manner to achieve overall hospital goals and objectives.

Greet all visitors, families, and co-workers, patients and physicians in a courteous, respectful and professional manner at all times. Respond to all visitors, clients, families, and co-workers with empathy and positive interpersonal skills at all times.

Handle all requests with a positive attitude at the time the request is made.

Assume the responsibility for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships with all those working or being cared for in the hospital, outpatient, or home setting.

Demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest and most reliable quality service available on a daily basis.

Strive for positive change in your work area. Cooperate with team members in a constructive and supportive manner.

Demonstrate ethical conduct and practices.

9. Patient, Significant Other, Public:

Notifies appropriate unit personnel of admissions.

Greets all persons coming to station; answers inquiries, directs and assists, takes messages, assists with flowers, gifts, and mail.

Directs patient/visitor complaints/concerns to appropriate personnel.

Maintains confidentiality and releases information only to authorized persons.

Explains and interprets policies/procedures when appropriate.

Facilitates flow of communication in a courteous, pleasant manner.

Assists visitors in and out of our department following the security guidelines outlined in policy number OF-8.

10. Hospital Personnel, Co-Workers:

Cooperates with other personnel.

Receives/delivers phone messages.

Communicates patient information to patient’s nurse in timely manner.

Consults/keeps Clinical Manager and/or Charge Nurse informed of activities/needs/problems of unit.

11. Organizes and maintains patient record.

Assembles and prepares appropriate paper chart forms.

Maintains organization of paper additions to chart with all forms properly identified.

Enters pertinent information on patient profile.

Transcribes all physician orders in systematic fashion.

o Enters orders and messages into computer hospital information system.

o Coordinates patient transfer orders with ancillary services, receiving unit, and assures that all patient records/forms/stickers accompany patient to receiving unit.

During EMR downtime, refer to Nursing EMR downtime policy #54.

Continually maintains and organizes patient paper record.

Scans paper chart forms into the EMR

12. Miscellaneous Clerical Duties:

Communicates admissions, discharges and transfers to appropriate departments.

o At time of discharge, schedules follow-up appointments, post-discharge ancillary services.

o Notifies appropriate departments of patient disposition through computer communications or phone.

Completes allergy alert process by making ID allergy bands and alert stickers.

Orders supplies for nursing station as directed.

Maintains unit information writer boards.

File policies and procedures and other documents as requested.

Maintains unit record logs. Files perinatal records.

Participates in extended computer downtime recovery team.

13. OB Surgery Suite responsibilities:

Provide patient care applying principles of asepsis.

Learn surgical procedures and subjects relating to operating room/surgical patient.

Provides OB Scrub Call coverage when needed to cover vacations, leave of absences, weekend and holiday duty, absenteeism, emergencies, etc.

Provide safe, efficient environment for surgical patient.

Use surgical instruments and know their specific uses in procedures.

Function within limitations of licensure or certification.

Recognize own limitations and seek assistance accordingly.

Assist team members by setting up/maintaining sterile field; break down room following a case.

Locate supplies and equipment.

Recognize and report faulty equipment/unsafe conditions.

Demonstrate flexibility in response to changes in work volume, staffing, emergencies, or scheduling.

Respond within 20 minutes when on standby.

14. May assist with direct/indirect patient care under supervision of licensed nurse: lifting, turning, transferring, meal trays, escorting, obtaining linen/supplies, completing audits as directed.

15. Stocking responsibilities:

Check C/S room readiness daily and after each C/S.

Check C/S warmer for adequate blankets and liquids.

Maintain supply of C/S suture packs.

Stock labor rooms with necessary supplies.

Check emergency supplies in each labor room and the C/S room to include suction, oxygen, and baby supplies.

Restock delivery carts daily and after deliveries.

Prepare ID bracelets for babies.

Stock monitor carts.

Stock special trays: Exam tray.

16. Routine Care:

Make nursery admit packs and nursery hats.

Escort patient to assigned room and assist with admission: request patient to obtain UA, admission vital signs and weight, orient patient to room, and place patient on external fetal monitor per RN request.

Obtain and record maternal vital signs per RN request.

Prepare PP room, transfer patient and belongings.

Orient patient to post partum room, visitation guidelines, fluid intake.

Assist patients with ambulation. Assist patients to bathroom per RN request.

Transport babies and properly identify babies.

Escort out discharged patients.

17. Is self-motivated, self-directed.

Maintains clean safe work area.

Transports/runs errands for unit.

Complies with all policies and procedures.

Participates in quality improvement, safety, and infection control issues.

Participates in orientation of new personnel.

Complies with schedules, is punctual.

Participates on committees and task forces.

Attends at least 75% of Staff unit conferences; reads all minutes.

Attends 75% Perinatal Technician unit staff meetings and/or reads minutes.

Maintains a professional standard of grooming and dress.

Gives report to the receiving Perinatal Technician at change of shift.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Qualifications:

Required:

High school diploma or equivalent education, knowledge of medical terminology, keyboard training.

Certified School of Surgical Technology or on the job training and/or current LPN licensure in the State of Washington.

Certified Nursing Assistant and recertification annually.

Position requires self-directed person to work under supervision of a registered nurse.

Must be currently certified in CPR, and recertified annually (minimum Heartsaver Course A).

Desired:

National Certification by Association of Surgical Technologists and recertification annually preferred.

Additional Information

Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.

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