Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager and the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse, the surgery attendant performs tasks assisting and facilitating efficient patient flow and safe patient care in the unit.
Transports patients and equipment using appropriate standard precautions.
Cleans and makes ready beds, stretchers and wheelchairs for patient transfer.
Presents self to other staff, patients, families and visitors in a warm, receptive manner. Provides direction and information to patients and family members. Identifies and obtains language translation as needed.
Assists with surgical patient positioning, transfer, cast application and removal under the direction of the RN.
Retrieves and delivers items to other departments. Responds promptly to assignments and requests.
Assists nursing staff in maintaining high standards of nursing practice by facilitating a prompt response to patient needs.
Restocks supplies, cleans/defrosts refrigerators, cleans equipment and maintains orderly environment.
Assures patient transfer and transport equipment is functioning properly.
Functions as a surgical team member.
Demonstrates competence to perform assigned responsibilities is a manner that meets the population-specific and developmental needs of the members served by the department.
Appropriately adapts assigned assessment, treatment, and/or service methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age-specific and other developmental needs of each member served.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.