• Surgery Center Unit Assistant

    Job Number
    232223
    Facility
    Banner Phoenix Surgery Center
    Department
    Amb Surg-Surg Ctr
    Address : Location
    US-AZ-Phoenix
    Work Schedule
    Day
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Posting Category
    Administrative / Clerical
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    Health care is constantly changing, and at Banner Health, we are at the front of that change. We are leading health care to make the experience the best it can be. We want to change the lives of those in our care – and the people who choose to take on this challenge. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from you.

     

    In an exciting venture with Atlas, you will have the opportunity to be a part of significant changes in surgery center operations.  This positon allows you the potential to be an integral part of a start-up team, providing top-notch care to patients. 

     

    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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    About Banner Surgery Centers
    Banner Surgery Centers offers eight surgery centers in Arizona and Colorado. Our accredited facilities offer the highest standard of personalized surgical care in a convenient and comfortable outpatient setting. Banner Surgery Centers offers the same great benefits found at other Banner Health settings.

     

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    About Banner Health
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    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for collection, inventory, cleaning and distribution of medical supplies and patient care equipment for the unit. This position is also responsible for miscellaneous tasks such as transporting patients and supplies, and may include transporting health records, lab specimens and equipment to other areas. This position may provide basic, hands-on, patient care as requested by supervisor.


    Essential Functions

  • Inventories, orders, replenishes, and disperses supplies within the department, ensuring all areas and carts are appropriately stocked and the supplies are readily accessible to the clinical staff. Assists with transportation, delivery, and pick-up of supplies, health records, lab specimens, and/or equipment. Rotates and inventories stock to ensure sterile packaging integrity and current expiration dates. Monitors utilization and recommends changes as appropriate. Maintains quality records of various department equipment, supplies, storage areas, etc.

  • Maintains unit equipment, instruments and trays in accordance with department policy. Cleans, sorts, assembles equipment, instruments and/or trays according to standard set-up and replaces in designated areas, ensuring they are readily accessible. Responsible for finding and bringing equipment or instruments for procedures, under the direction of the clinical staff. May check instruments and equipment, as assigned, to see if they need repair and liaison with technology management.

  • Maintains clean and safe work environment and discards soiled linen and trash. Completes room set-up which may include comprehensive cleaning, bed turnover and preparation of special procedure carts. Remove debris from floors, walls, equipment and other surfaces using disinfectant, damp mops etc.

  • Provides basic, hands-on, patient care as requested by supervisor, including but not limited to patient transport and ambulation.

  • May provide general support to the department, including performing administrative tasks and greeting and assisting patients, visitors, physicians, and ancillary personnel. May provide back-up support for Monitor Techs in designated departments this will require additional specialized training provided by the department.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

    BLS certification required.

    Requires skills and abilities typically attained with 6 months of healthcare experience. Must possess excellent organizational skills, as well as effective human relations and communication skills. Working knowledge of medical terminology is required. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Unit Assistant in the specialty area.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Knowledge of patient related supplies, materials, equipment and aseptic techniques are preferred.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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