Tower Health

About Tower Health

 

Job Category:

Nurse

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

19464

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Surgical Services Assistant-Full Time-Day Shift

Tower Health - Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Posted: 08/1/2018

Overview

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

 

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

 

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

 

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives

 

Under direction of Registered Nurse and /or Certified Nurse Anesthetist/Anesthesiologist, this position supports the operations of surgical services to include, but not limited to, assembles, set ups anesthesia equipment, transports patients, inventories supplies and restocks, maintains  documentation.

Responsibilities

Collaborates with OR Manager to assure appropriate supply of materials are readily available to OR staff members.

Accurately documents room temperature and humidity when requested and takes appropriate actions when norms are not met.

Accurately documents temperatures for refrigerators, blanket/fluid warmers and takes appropriate actions when norms are not met.

Inventories OR stock, and restocks according to departmental needs and direction given.

Assesses equipment need and drug supplies on a daily basis and stocks carts as needed.

Checks OR equipment set up prior to case, choosing supplies appropriate for the patient’s age.

Works efficiently to decrease operating room turnover time.

Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma or GED required.

Experience:

Medical assistance experience preferred.

Knowledge of aseptic technique.

Six months in health care environment and/or Operating Room.

Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing work environment

Certification:

Current American Heart Association for Healthcare Provider CPR required.

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