Tracking Code: 200292

Perioperative Technician - Operating Room - Day/Evening

Location: Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA
Schedule: Part Time

Position Function: Under the direction of the Peri Operative Services Nurse Manager, maintains and prepares anesthesia supplies and equipment before, during and after anesthesia induction. Assists Peri Operative team members with the preparation of Operating Rooms for patient surgical procedures by ensuring that all surgical supplies and equipment are available and assists with patient related activities as assigned, maintaining established procedures.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Unit Based Essential Functions and Responsibilities


Core Values: Service, Integrity, Compassion
1. Demonstrates service excellence and patient and family centered care by showing respect, honesty, fairness and a positive attitude toward all customers.
2. Maintains confidentiality.
3. Demonstrates dependability, to include attendance and punctuality.
4. Is accountable - takes initiative and ownership of issues.
5. Displays a professional demeanor. Represents hospital in a positive way. Has a compassionate working relationship with patients and families.
6. Assumes personal responsibility for 2-way communication. Communicates and listens effectively with patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
7. Supports coworkers, initiatives and a patient and family centered philosophy; pitches in; does own part and helps others.
8. Works to continuously improve work environment/processes (Performance Improvement). Demonstrates a patient and family centered focus when considering/developing improvement solutions.
9. Represents willingness/enthusiasm to create, embrace and facilitate change.
10. Develops self and others; supports a learning environment; leads by example. Encourages patients and families to give feedback and suggestions for improvement.
11. Develops working relationships critical to the organization including patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
12. Encourages others by providing recognition and support.

Technical Excellence
1. Thinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential risks.
2. Maintains state of art knowledge of area of specialty, healthcare trends and practice, and populations served.
3. Maintains a level of computer literacy appropriate to their role.
4. Meets and maintains current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required.
5. Completes hospital-required reviews, e.g. HIPAA, safety, health screening,
care concerns, and others as assigned.
6. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals.

Job Class Specifics
1. Prioritizes workload at beginning of shift so that important deadlines are met.
2. Prepares equipment and medications anticipated to be needed for a scheduled patient.
3. Accurately cleans, sterilizes or disposes of equipment, as appropriate, after each case.
4. Accurately restocks anesthesia cart at end of schedule, in preparation for the following day's needs.
5. Maintains stock inventory of drugs, anesthetic agents and expendable supplies; requisitions supplies as required.
6. Maintains stock and inventory within OR, SDS, PACU, Clean Core as needed
7. Performs the glucometer & ACT waiver testing and reports all abnormal recordings to Surgical Services management. Maintains and logs results.
8. Assists with connecting of anesthesia monitoring equipment and assists with positioning patient as directed.
9. Answers phone; responds or refers as necessary; takes complete phone messages to include caller data and response requested.
10. Maintains a neat, clean work area, observing infection control guidelines; communicates housekeeping needs as appropriate.
11. Makes arrangements with salesperson, under the direction of the Clinical or RN Manager to arrange in-services and meetings.
12. Knows own role in case of surgical fire, codes and emergency situations and responds appropriately.
13. Assists with the patient and equipment transport and room turnover.
14. Assists with patient positioning as needed
15. Accurately restocks anesthesia carts located in Surgical Services, Perinatal and all specialty areas at the end of each case.
16. Demonstrates ability to communicate pertinent information to the Charge RN, Clinical Manager, or RN Manager as appropriate.
17. Seeks guidance and direction, as necessary, for performance of duties and completion of assignment.
18. Assists and maintains a neat, clean and safe environment for patients and other nursing staff.
19. Attends 75% of in-services and staff meetings for area.
20. Familiar with duties and performs them independently, accurately, efficiently, promptly, recognizing their importance and relationship to patient care for all age/population groups.
21. Receives instructions and follows directions accurately and in a cooperative manner.
22. Observes changes in patient condition & promptly reports to primary nurse.
23. Utilizes proper body mechanics to prevent injury to self and others. Safely positions, transfers, and transports patients.
24. Assists in maintaining equipment assigned to patient care and reports malfunctioning of equipment to appropriate personnel.
25. Assists in orientation of new personnel to the unit by being friendly and encouraging and serving as a preceptor or "buddy".
26. Recognizes and responds to priorities in the patient care process. Readily adapts to changes in workload and responds efficiently.
27. Responds appropriately to emergency situations.
28. Anticipates units' needs, and promptly answers/responds to patient call lights, pages and safety checks.
29. Assists in post mortem care and transports the body to Morgue on occasion.
30. Performs external cardiac compressions to patients during Code Blue activities if required.
31. Transports medications within the hospital as requested and needed according to Hospital policy. Responds and assists anesthesia for all code blue situations.

General Requirements

The following requirements are expected of all employees:
Core Values: Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Service
Annual Health Screening with Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens Education
Safety Awareness: Hospital Fire, Safety, and Disaster procedures
Confidentiality: Maintains employee and patient confidentiality.
Attendance: Regular attendance is an essential function of the position
Leadership Standards:
Character: Attitude, Integrity, Role Modeling
Job Performance: Results orientation, Customer focus, Decision making, Awareness
Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Relationship-building, Team player, Celebration
Innovation: Breakthrough thinking, knowledge-building/sharing, Coaching/Empowering, System Vision & Management

Physical and Mental Requirements: Classified as heavy work by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles: May exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly in order to move objects.
- Ability to remain on ones's feet for prolonged periods of time.
- Pushes/pulls stretchers/beds over 250 pounds occasionally.
- Stands and walks constantly on concrete, carpeted or tile surfaces throughout hospital.
- Sits occasionally on hard or cushioned workbench stool/chair.
- Frequently lifts up to 50 pounds to and from waist level.
- Occasionally carries up to 20 pounds for distances up to 25 feet.
- Occasionally pushes/pulls up to 50 pounds for distances up to 100 feet.
- Frequently bends, twists and reaches up to 2 feet overhead.
- Occasionally squats and kneels during normal shift.
- Manual dexterity, digital sensitivity and flexibility with ability to frequently operate hand and foot controls on various equipment.
- Near-visual acuity with color perception.
- Auditory acuity sufficient to hear malfunctioning equipment, hear phone conversation and normal voice tones when not facing the individual.
- Good hand/eye coordination.
- Ability to maneuver/control wheelchairs, stretchers and patient beds occasionally.
Mental Demands: Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form in order to take notes, document significant events, and relate to staff and others; ability to speak, read and write the English language; ability to efficiently and effectively handle multiple demands simultaneously as a result of working under the pressure of deadlines.

Working Environment: Work is performed in a well-ventilated environment. May be exposed to hazards that could cause minor injuries such as cuts and burns. May be exposed to waste anesthesia gases.

Reporting Structure: Formal Reporting and Chain of Command: Reports to the OR Clinical Manager designee.
Informal Reporting and Relationships: Establishes and maintains working relationships within the Department, with other departments and with the patient.

Disclaimer: These essential job functions are requirements of the position, which must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential job function list is intended to be a guide rather than a limitation. The Chambersburg Hospital possesses the right to add new responsibilities to the list as business demands dictate. Some of the essential job functions may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat/significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.

By identifying essential job functions, we are in no way stating or implying that these required tasks are the only activities that are to be performed by the employee occupying this position. In addition, employees will also be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties that are included in the job description. The preceding requirements represent only the minimum acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities that a job incumbent must possess; to perform the job successfully, the incumbent will possess additional aptitudes to perform the other duties that the job description entails.

Qualifications and Standards

Education: Formal Education and Training: High School graduate or equivalent required.
Informal or Continuing Education: None required.

Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required. One year of clinically related experience in a hospital or healthcare setting required. Respiratory Care airway management preferred.

Certifications/Licensure: CPR Certification required.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

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