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Support Technician

Owensboro Health

Location: 42303
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: December 27, 2021
SUPPORT TECHNICIAN Clinical Support Hours: 1p-9:30p Flex Evenings - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-69 - 40010C
Job Summary Performs designated duties to assist the department staff in the areas of patient care and departmental and equipment orderliness and cleanliness. # Job Responsibilities Assists nurses and techs with the set up of a Surgical procedures. These procedures vary across all service lines to include, but not limited to: Cardiovascular, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, Robotic, Plastics, Bariatrics, and General to include trauma for all specialties. Able to identify more than 100 pieces of equipment, to include, but not limited to: Fracture tables, positioning devices, cautery devices, tourniquets, lasers, fluid management devices, and blood management devices. Cleans the OR rooms in between surgical cases and maintains the proper set up for the next procedure including, but not limited to: cleaning grossly contaminated OR bed and equipment covered in blood and body fluids, cleaning contaminated rooms from infectious disease patients, cleaning and removing OR equipment no longer needed, bagging up all dirty linen and disposable trash, transporting all soiled linen and trash to soiled utility room, running all bags of soiled linen and trash through the x-ray machine to look for any instruments/supplies that should have not been discarded by surgical team. Uses critical thinking to determine the highest level of importance and proper response of multiple work alerts of: Routine Turnover, MRSA/MDRO Turnover, VRE/NF Turnover, CDiff Turnover, TB Turnover, CJD Turnover, Mask Turnover, Move Clean, Position Help, PCT Routine, PCT Stat, Call Me, Code Blue and Staff Assist. Assists the OR physicians and nurses with positioning patients for complex procedures that require positioning aids and a knowledge base of proper body mechanics and range of motion. Transports patients from pre-op areas to Line/block and assists the nurse in transporting critical patients to the OR from the Emergency Department. Understands and utilizes basic sterile technique and OSHA requirements when coming into an OR to assist the team with positioning or equipment, this includes but not limited to: recognizing sterile fields and maintaining at least 1 foot distance, recognizing when they need to wear a mask when entering an OR room for turnover on vascular and craniotomy cases, and also positioning a patient at the beginning of a case. Assists with maintaining inventory supplies. Coordinates supply deliveries of cleaning solutions, trash bags, microfibers, etc. from Materials Management. Prepares and has knowledge of the OR specialty beds and all OR equipment. This includes understanding their functions, how to apply and dismantle the accessories for the specialty beds, assembling OR equipment and ensures it is functioning properly - beach chairs, Jackson Table and Hana Table. Daily maintenance of surgical equipment, this includes but not limited to: emptying and cleaning the Neptunes, taking beds apart, and suction cannisters/machines. Transports surgical specimens to Pathology, Lab, or Blood Bank. Utilizes safe lifting techniques and appropriate assistive devices. Cleans and maintains entire Restricted and Semi Restricted work areas. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire No experience required BLS - Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Learning and applies knowledge at a basic level relying heavily on senior staff for troubleshooting. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Frequently Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Frequently Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Frequently Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Occasionally Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.