Under the direction of the Nurse, performs sub-professional duties including utilizing sterile technique to assist physicians during surgery.. Assists licensed staff and physicians as directed within approved standards. Performs other related duties as directed. Assumes the responsibility for meeting the basic needs of all patients assigned. Provides care to a patient population ranging from infant to geriatric, unless otherwise indicated. Works collaboratively with the health care team, is customer focused and strives to meet unit and hospital goals. Provides quality care according to established practice standards and guidelines for the area(s) assigned. Must be willing/able to float to other (comparable) nursing units, as requested/needed. Under the direct supervision of the surgeon performs assistant tasks during intra-operative procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education 1. High school graduate or equivalent 2. Graduate of an approved Operating Room Technician Course. 3. Successful completion of Surgical First Assistant program 4. Successful completion of hospital service orientation program 5. Attends Skills Fair and completes yearly competency checklists 6. Must have current BCLS certification 7. Previous hospital experience preferred 8. Competently performs unit specific duties as assigned
Other Qualifications 1. Must utilize common sense and good judgment. 2. Must be able to adapt to varying patterns of supervision. 3. Must be able to perform duties accurately under stress. 4. Must perform duties within scope of practice and conforming to standards of practice. 5. Must have the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with physicians, patients and family members. 6. Discretion is required in handling confidential information. 7. Must be able to work irregular schedules, weekends, and holidays due to staffing and census fluctuations.
Primary Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Facility: East Cooper Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2105013341
About East Cooper Medical Center
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.