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Perioperative Nurse Assistant II - Days
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Location:
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 Interstate 45 S
The Woodlands, TX 77385

Category: Nursing Assistant

Job Type: Part-Time

Posted Date: Nov. 16, 2020

Work Shift: 12 hrs each Satury and Sunday (6:30am-7:00pm)

Work Week: Weekend only, Saturday and Sunday


Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY

The Perioperative Nursing Assistant II applies proficient knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to communicate appropriately and perform delegated patient care assistant 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.  Orients and trains new PNA’s and demonstrates ability to troubleshoot problems and prioritize multiple requests for assistance.  Practices Relationship Centered care in concert with the values of The Methodist Hospital System.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED

Varies-Patient age group defined by each clinical area

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides assistant level care to Surgical Services patients within unit specific defined limits. (EF)
  2. Assists in orientation and training of new PNAs as assigned. (EF)
  3. Transports patients to and from assigned room and assists with the preparation and positioning of the patient prior to surgical procedure. (EF)
  4. 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)
  5. Checks and maintains appropriate levels of cleaning supplies and other supplies such as surgical scrubs, masks, etc. for the department.
  6. Follows channels of communication for effective problem solving. (EF)
  7. Maintains confidentiality of information to which he/she has access. (EF)
  8. Reports observations, conditions and problems of patient to the licensed nurse. (EF)
  9. Transports specimens, cultures, blood products, and body fluids to laboratory using universal precautions. (EF)
  10. Able to prioritize multiple simultaneous requests for assistance. (EF)
  11. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement.
  12. Demonstrates Service Pride standards (smiles and makes eye contact, greets each patient and visitor, displays appropriate body language at all times, honors diversity).
  13. 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.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

12 months related (PNA, PCA, Transporter, EVS) experience in a relevant healthcare setting is required of which at least 6 months were in a PNA role or completion of Perioperative Nursing Assistant course may be considered in lieu of PNA specific experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

American Heart Association BLS required

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Must be able to write and speak effectively in English

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

See attached Activity Checklist.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Will work in an operating room/ procedure room.  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.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



Company Profile

Houston Methodist The Woodlands opened on June 26, 2017 as the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system. This new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot, full-service, acute care hospital offers many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Also on the $380 million hospital campus, located at the intersection of I-45 and TX 242, is a medical office building, which opened in March 2016. Medical Office Building 1 includes a breast care center, cancer center & infusion center, orthopedics & sports medicine, rehabilitation services, wellness services, and an outpatient laboratory in addition to multi-specialty physician practices. A second medical office building and 785-car parking garage opened in 2018.

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