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Perioperative Nurse Assistant I - Operating Room (Days)

Job Ref: 27014

Talent Area: Nursing Asst. / Medical Asst.

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: OR Services - Dunn

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary


The Perioperative Nursing Assistant I applies basic knowledge and skills necessary to communicate appropriately and carry out delegated patient care tasks under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Assists with the physical preparation of the patient and physical environment prior to a surgical procedure being performed.  Practices Relationship Centered care in concert with the values of The Methodist Hospital System.
Varies-Patient age group defined by each clinical area
1. Provides assistant level care to Surgical Services patients within unit specific defined limits. (EF)
2. Transports patients to and from assigned room and assists with the preparation and positioning of the patient prior to surgical procedure. (EF)
3. Assists with preparation of the physical environment prior to surgical procedure, cleaning the room using prescribed sterile techniques, ensuring the maintenance of a clean and organized environment. (EF)
4. Checks and maintains appropriate levels of surgical gowns, masks, cleaning supplies, and other for the department. (EF)
5. Follows channels of communication for effective problem solving. (EF)
6. Maintains confidentiality of information to which he/she has access. (EF)
7. Reports observations, conditions and problems of patient to the licensed nurse. (EF)
8. Transports specimens, cultures, blood products, and body fluids to laboratory using universal precautions. (EF)
9. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement.
10. Demonstrates Service Pride standards (smiles and makes eye contact, greets each patient and visitor, displays appropriate body language at all times, honors diversity).
11. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma/GED or its equivalent in experience.

Previous experience in a healthcare role such as PCA, Transporter, EVS Tech or basic Perioperative Nursing Assistant course is preferred.

American Heart Association BLS required.

Must be able to write and speak effectively in English
See attached Activity Checklist.
Will work in an operating/procedure room environment.  May include exposure to hazardous chemicals and blood borne pathogens; Significant potential for exposure to latex. Adherence to universal precautions is required.
Extended periods of standing and walking are required.  Able to flex hours and work days to meet needs related to acuity, volume changes and/or problems.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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