Perioperative Unit Services Tech- Full-Time DaysJob ID 49332568944
Schedule: Full-time 40 hours, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm.
The Perianesthesia Unit Service Technician (UST) provides direct and indirect care to perioperative patients to ensure efficient patient flow and high-quality patient care. Under the supervision of the Clinical Leader/Charge Nurse/Nursing Director the UST performs various clinical duties which facilitate each patient’s readiness for surgery. The Perianesthesia UST provides a broad range of care and services to patients, including but not to limited to, EKG, phlebotomy, blood glucose monitoring, completing EKGs, supporting Perianesthesia procedures within their scope, responding to medical emergency situations utilizing Heartsaver CPR and AED skills, patient transport and securing equipment and supplies. He/She will provide safe accurate transportation of patients. The Unit Service Technician will also assure the practice of the Patient and Family Centered Care Model in an environment that exemplifies best practice.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities Include:
- Anticipates and identifies patient safety risks in collaboration with patient care team and takes appropriate action.
- Cleans equipment as needed
- Delivers linen to units as requested.
- Accurately collects and records patient data (vital signs, intake and output, blood sugar, weights, other) and complies with hospital documentation standards to ensure a complete and accurate patient record.
- Performs and records vital signs, EKG and phlebotomy under the supervisor of a licensed Nurse. Assist interdisciplinary staff with patient procedures as needed
- Utilizes Epic EHR to document all appropriate care.
- In collaboration with the licensed nurse, reinforces the patient education provided by the nurse and provides patients/families with basic patient care instruction, such as instruction for using the call light and safety requirements.
- Maintains and demonstrates compliance with hospital and nursing competencies and care standards. Maintains competence in relation to a variety of technical skills that may include but are not limited to: performing EKGs and blood glucose monitoring, applying simple dressings and Heartsaver CPR and AED skills.
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive.
At Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.
- High School diploma or equivalent required
- Certified Nursing Assistant, EMT or current Nursing Student who has completed Fundamentals of Nursing or equivalent med/surgical clinical rotation
- AHA Heartsaver CPR and AED program
- Staff adheres to all C.A.R.E. Standards
- Experience as an emergency medical technician or patient care assistant or nursing student preferred.
- Ability to effectively speak, read and write using the English language
- Ability to pass clinical competency, basic math and reading testing
- Ability to perform basic math calculations and measurements, to measure height and weight, intake and output and calorie counts
- Ability to accurately interpret and utilize basic medical terminology and abbreviations
- Physical ability to push, transfer, and pull heavy loads throughout assigned shift
- Physical ability to meet core job requirements in accordance with practice setting demands, for the patient populations regularly served
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with nursing staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, and other hospital staff
- Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospitalis an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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