PACU Technician

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 12-07-2017
BASIC FUNCTION:
Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee, assists in the pre and post-operative patient in the Ambulatory Surgery Center & Recovery.  Duties are performed in the strict compliance with the Hospital and Regulatory Agencies’ polocies and procedures.

NATURE AND SCOPE:
Provides and assures patient centered, cost efficient, safe, culturally competent, linguistically sensitive and quality care by adhering to evidence based practice. Professionally and courteously interact with staff, patients, and their families, physicians, other healthcare providers and Hospital & University Officials.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of anatomy and medical terminology.
  • Ability to adapt to change in workload, patient assignments, and other duties.
  • Ability to work under emotionally stressful conditions.
  • Knowledge and skill in dealing with agitated patients.
  • Knowledge and skill to function in an accurate, precise and calm manner in emergency situations.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of patient information.
  • Achieve appropriate hospital performance, quality, and productivity standards as established.
  • Competence in both oral and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
CARES CRITERIA:
  • Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
  • Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner.  The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
  • Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
  • Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
  • Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification  or graduation from a registered nurse or medical doctor training program and two years of hospital experience. Does not need a DC license to practice nursing or medicine.
  • Two (2) years of experience related to surgery center preferred.
  • BLS Certification.
  • ACLS Certification Preferred.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift, climb, balance, push, reach, handle, write, file, speak, hear, see (depth perception, color vision), evaluate and organize for extended periods of time.

 
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