• Perioperative Support Specialist

    Requisition ID 2018-5885
    Work Type
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    Under the direction of an RN, assists in smooth daily operations of the PACU, OR, or GI Lab by performing routine and delegated ancillary duties according to standards and policies. Assists nurses in preparing and transporting patients for surgery. Helps maintain cleanliness and upkeep of equipment and supplies in the care environment.

    What You Bring/Job Requirements

    In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:

    • Minimum Education Requirements
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Minimum Experience Requirements
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to read, write and speak English
    • Basic computer skills
    • Previous experience in hospital setting and surgical services preferred
    • License/Certifications
    • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association
    • Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
    • Assists in the cleaning, sterilization, setup and maintenance of equipment (e.g. clean canisters, anesthesia circuits and suctions, monitoring lines, LMAs and laryngoscope blades).*
    • Assists in transport of used/soiled equipment, instruments, and supplies from patient care areas back to Central Processing for processing. *
    • Cleans operating room suites or procedure rooms between cases. Assist with terminal cleaning of operating room as requested. Puts equipment, supplies and instruments away. Assists in prepping room for the next patient*.
    • Performs the proper, timely delivery and pickup of various items such as supplies, records, x-rays, orders and equipment as needed. *
    • Maintain cleanliness and neatness of lounge and changing rooms in collaboration with the Environmental Services department. *
    • Cleans storage areas and stock supplies (e.g., scrub brushes, masks, shoe covers, hats, cleaning supplies and garbage bags) as required. *
    • Assist in supply maintenance as needed (e.g. linen stocking and disposal, cutting oxygen tubing etc.) *
    • Assists in patient care preparation as directed including assisting with completion of the pre-op checklist, shaving surgical site, betadine scrub, ect. *
    • Assists the RN to provide quality patient care by providing comfort and hygiene measures, skin care, safety measures and nutrition. *
    • Performs a variety of technical tasks which include set up of equipment, glucometer, and pulse oximeter, preps, positioning, and any other addition tasks requested by nursing staff. *
    • Collects and delivers specimens practicing universal precautions as directed by the Registered Nurse. *
    • Performs the safe, timely transport of patients interdepartmentally and upon discharge. *
    • Answers phones and correspondence in a timely manner. *
    • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *
    • Effectively communicates with perioperative and sterile processing staff. *
    • Performs all duties in a conscientious, courteous and caring manner to maintain positive customer relations. *
    • Maintains efficiency under stress and with irregular working hours. *
    • Adheres to department procedures and acceptable protocols. *
    • Applies knowledge of the dress code related to Standard Precautions and consistently wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). *
    • Reports any life safety issues, environmental concerns or process deviation to immediate supervisor.
    • Participates in quality improvement, evidence based practice and research activities. *
    • Participates in professional and program development by attending department in-services, and meetings.
    • Assists with the education of new staff and students. *
    • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
    • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *
    • Completes required documentation on unit-based cleaning. *
    • Maintains supply inventories and other documentation to maintain security and financial accountability of the department/unit. *
    • Physical Requirements
    • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

    Your Connected Community

    When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health’s connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.


    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. St. Francis Medical Center opened in 2008 to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services and Critical Care Unit. It also serves as southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate more than a decade as one of Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted.


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