Intern Healthcare Delivery (PT) - CSC Museum Campus
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Type: Part Time
Internal Number: 200999886
Category: Technician/Clinical Unlicensed
Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCAâ™s 11,000 teammates operate more than 260 surgical facilities that serve over 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.
Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefitsâ¦
Positive work culture
Career growth opportunities
Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance â“ eligible on Day 1 of employment
Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
Excellent 401(k) Plan
Directly reports to the Nurse Manager. Work collaboratively with all center staff. May take direction from other center managers, Medical Director and/or Administrator. Occasional contact with vendors, surveyors, civil authorities, and others.
Responsible for the preoperative planning and preparation for surgical intervention, individualized to meet the needs of each patient and his/her surgeon, applying age-specific guidelines. Scrubs on all surgical specialties, aides in the preparation and discharge of the surgical patient, including patient transport and transfer. Participates in Q.A. improvement activities, meets certification and educational requirements and demonstrates knowledge and compliance with the AST Standards of Practice and AORN's Standards and Recommended Practices.
Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Prioritizes patient care needs effectively. Assists in patient care as appropriate. Trouble shoots problems, acts as a resource person. Is self-directed, as reflected by taking needed action before being asked. Seizes opportunities and does more than the minimum required.
Participates in on-going development of professional knowledge. Collaborates with members of the health care profession and other citizens in promoting efforts to address the health care needs of the public. Actively seeks professional development by participating in community and/or professional organizations.
Identifies and reports to his/her manager, conditions that may exist and could negatively affect the health, safety and well-being of patients or coworkers.
Assists other members of team with terminal cleanup of room, in readiness for next patient.
Checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure; maintains knowledge of surgical preference (scrub, gown, and glove). Sets up sterile table with instruments, sutures, blades, electrosurgical equipment, suction, and solutions needed for procedure.
Observes patient for unusual responses. Identifies unusual or emergency situations and utilizes sound judgment to correct and institute established procedures, in a calm and efficient manner.
Counts sponges, needles, and instruments with circulator prior to procedure and before incision is closed. Checks trays and equipment for completeness. Counts contain signature of surgical technologist on operative record. Events are factually documented and records are legible and complete. Unusual events are reported to circulator.
Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure. Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization. Helps to drape the sterile field. Prepares sterile dressings. Follow rules of asepsis; conscientiously carries out contamination control measures. Manages contaminated instruments and supplies during and after operative procedure to prevent spread of infection. Verifies exposure to sterilization process and integrity of sterile packaging.
Opens supplies aseptically, according to Association of Operating Room Nurse (AORN) standards.
Anticipates surgeon's needs, such as instruments, sponges sutures, and places them in his/her hand in a manner that the surgeon need not divert attention from the operative field, as reported by feedback from surgeons. Displays dexterity in the use of surgical instruments throughout the procedure.
Before each surgery, checks autoclave tape for type and evidence of sterilization process. Check expiration dates before use. Checks wrappers or packaging for patency. Checks for 'turned' indicators in all steamed trays, as observed by Supervisor.
Before each surgery, checks all labels of solution or drugs placed on the field with the circulating nurse.
Supports and enforces infection control practices, including body substance isolation and the use of personal protective equipment. Complies with infection control policies and procedures.
Uses proper transfer techniques and body mechanics.
Appropriately collects all specimens for laboratory analysis, as ordered by the surgeon.
Demonstrates ability to 'breakdown' room and deliver used equipment/ instruments to the dirty area in accepted manner. Disposes sharps in proper receptacle. Offers suggestions/solutions for improvement of current methods of room breakdown.
Maintains professional standards for conduct, patient care and patient confidentiality. Reports any unethical conduct or practice of health care team members to proper authority.
Collaborates effectively with other team members. Supports, encourages and assists others. Seeks compromise and (win/win) resolutions to conflict, as observed by Supervisor and peers.
Keeps surgical procedure manuals or cards that enumerate surgeons' preferences current. Reviews cards, tray before procedures. Notifies circulator of surgeon's request for changes/additions to preference card.
Checks all equipment for working order and reports or corrects unusual conditions. Inspects emergency equipment and supplies for condition and quality on a daily basis.
Consistently meets patient needs in the most cost-effective manner. Opens supplies only as called for; double checks costly supply needs with surgeon and circulator. Substitutes appropriate materials, if item is on back order.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED certification
1 year previous experience in medical/healthcare facility
Surgical Care Affiliates (S.C.A) was launched in 1982 and we operate 185 surgical facilities, including surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in 34 states. We employ approximately 5,000 teammates and more than 7,500 physicians perform procedures in SCA facilities each year. More than 2,000 of these physicians, along with 45+ leading health systems are partnered with us. S.C.A is invested in the success in changing the healthcare market place and improving service models by generating new approaches. The company’s mission is to care for patients, serve physicians, and improve healthcare in America. It achieves this mission by focusing on its core values of clinical quality, integrity, service excellence, teamwork, accountability and continuous improvement.