Perioperative Care Assistant -27031 9/17/2016
West Virginia University Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE & CODE:
Perioperative Care Associate (27031)
Manager, Manager Sterile Processing
Performs support activities to assist the Sterile Processing team within the assigned specialty/service.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support or HeartSaver First Aid within 30 days of hire date.
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.
Cleans Autoclaves in Sterile Processing and Operating Room areas.
Places unused sterile instrumentation and soft good items back in the appropriate location when returned from the Operating Room.
Cleans washers, cart washer, dryers, shelving and other equipment as assigned in accordance with Manufacturers recommendation and departmental policy.
Cleans and organizes Sterile Processing areas as assigned.
Assists in the maintenance of inventory control system.
Assists personnel in obtaining supplies, instruments, and equipment for surgical cases
Removes out-of-date items and records and discards or reprocesses following established guidelines and is able to discern and distinguish colors.
Monitors level of supplies (et. cast cart, trauma cart, CUT suture packs). Often identification is by color of supply and the employee is able to discern and distinguish colors.
Assists in maintaining a clean, sanitary and safe environment in both SPD and OR.
Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of various equipment and supplies in designated areas.
Processes instruments between cases (wash and sterilize by heat or cold sterilization) as the need arises.
Prepares various cleaning and lubricating solutions used in the decontamination of instruments, equipment, and rooms.
Operates washer/sterilizer, or flash sterilizer, and various other cleaning apparatus in the OR and Sterile Processing properly.
Wraps instruments and supplies for sterilization labeling appropriately labeling appropriately with color appropriate labels.
Processes OR linen and sterile packs.
Monitors halls keeping them free of extra equipment allowing for easy equipment transportation.
Cleans and prepares work area for next shift.
Cleans the scrub sinks in the OR and helps to assure the hand washing supplies are readied for use.
Documents appropriately to foster the work of the department.
Assists Sterile Processing team by performing tasks such as answering telephone, and minor clerical duties in the designated area monitored by supervision.
Runs errands as directed in a timely manner.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be physically capable of prolonged periods of standing and walking.
Must be capable of lifting up to 60 pounds and pushing heavy loaded carts weighting in excess of 200 pounds.
Must be able to discern and distinguish colors.
Must possess visual and oral acuity along with manual dexterity and technical ability.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work in a high stress environment.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must understand and practice excellent personal hygiene.
Must be able to operate computer program with training.
Must have ability to follow directions both written and verbal, and work with people.
Date Reviewed/Revised: June 2016