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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
OR Assistant
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Northern Arizona Healthcare | Flagstaff, AZ
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Job Description


The OR/PACU Assistant, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, Director and/or Clinical Manager of Surgical Services is responsible for contributing to the patient plan of care, delivering care to the patient and the family, identifying and reporting variances, and supporting discharge plan. S/he seeks assistance and support when necessary, assists in data collection, organizes those aspects of patient care for which s/he is responsible, and maintains accountability for own practice. S/he has appropriate knowledge of transportation modes for all types of patients and isolation procedures following recommended CDC guidelines of care. S/he maintains responsibility for functioning equipment and supplies necessary for patient care, along with the cleaning of equipment and patient care areas as indicated.


Patient Care * Assist nursing staff in Pre Op and PACU with the care of patients including obtaining vital signs, blood glucose checks and emptying drains.

* Provide safe transport of patients to and from Surgical Services Department.
* Ability to relate to and work with ill and disabled patients of all ages, bilingual patients, emotionally distressed patients, families, and with hospital personnel within the facility.
* Provides assistance to nursing staff upon patient arrival to the recovery room.
* Performs EKG's in Pre-op and PACU as needed.

Operations * Responsible for stocking patient care supplies in Pre-op and PACU patient care areas.

* Responsible for pre-op clipper preparations and pre-op scrubs as ordered by the physician and per pre-op protocol.
* Assists with cleaning of patient care areas in the department before and after patient use.
* Determines bed needs for the day and ensures patient beds or gurneys are readily available in the pre-op, intraoperative and postoperative areas.

Equipment Management * Maintains cleanliness, monitors, and restocks equipment and supplies as assigned or as necessary in the Pre op and PACU environment/workroom.

* Works with Biomed to assure department equipment is functioning properly, placing work order requests as necessary.

Compliance/Safety * Responsible for reporting any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety-related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.

* Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employee's area of responsibility.
* If required for the position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.
* Completes all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame.



* High School Diploma or GED- Required


* BLS (American Heart Association)- Required
* Certified Medical Assistant- Preferred


* 3 years in clinical setting- Preferred
* Experience with electronic health records- Preferred

Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs.

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About Northern Arizona Healthcare

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Located outside the desert region, you will be surprised to discover Northern Arizona's natural beauty, cooler climates and exceptional recreational activities. While contributing to the success of the region’s premier healthcare provider, you will enjoy an enriching life away from work.

NAH is dedicated to providing the highest quality, most cost effective health care delivery system to the visitors and residents of Northern and Central Arizona. NAH encourages patients to be part of their own treatment through education and wellness programs. Physicians, employees and volunteers all work for a common goal and the community benefits from organizational outreach that contributes to richer and healthier living.

Come and step into your new career at Northern Arizona Healthcare's Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center, two of the most technologically advanced healthcare facilities in Arizona. While each has its own unique character and role in the community, both offer exceptional opportunities for those beginning their professional careers.

We offer opportunities to develop your nursing career. Our specialty training programs are designed to enhance the skills and qualifications of healthcare providers.

We offer programs that range from training the individual with limited healthcare experience to specialized training programs for new graduate, experienced, and re-entry RNs. All programs combine classroom training with unit based preceptorship in a hands-on, supportive environment. Employment commitments are associated with all training programs.

Benefits of Northern Arizona Healthcare

  • Generous sign-on bonus options
  • Relocation allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement for continuing education
  • Tuition Repayment Program
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Medical benefits effective 1st of the month following date of hire
  • Placement into specialty units with additional didactic and unit based training
  • Weekend differential

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