Procedure Support Technician

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 07-13-2017
COMPANY PROFILE:
Howard University Hospital (HUH) is a private, non- profit institution recognized for its ground breaking research and teaching programs. HUH has a rich tradition of leadership and service dating back to 1862. Over the course of its more than 150 year history of providing the finest primary, secondary, and tertiary health care services, HUH has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center.
 
BENEFITS OFFERED:
Competitive pay, 403-B Savings (Howard contributes a sum equal to 6% of your pay from your date of hire. Howard matches up to 2% of what you invest. Both Howard’s contributions and the contributions that you make to the plan are yours, and you are immediately vested 100%. Comprehensive medical and dental plans Prescription Drug Benefits. Discount on optical wear at the HUH Optical Shop, Pet Insurance, Wellness Rewards Program, Tuition remission for employees and dependents, Low-cost onsite parking, SmartTrip Commuter Transit and Parking Benefits, and more!
BASIC FUNCTION:
Assists with the quick and efficient set-up and turnover of cases in each surgical suite by cleaning the operating rooms and equipment.
 
DIMENSIONS:
Indeterminate.
 
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Interacts with clinical nurse, operating room technicians and physicians to expedite the set-up and turnover of surgical cases.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Assists with the quick and efficient set-up and turnover of cases in each surgical suite as outlined in departmental procedures. Cleans all surgical equipment before and after each surgical case or before bringing into OR.
  • Performs patient skin shave preps, as requested following physician orders and hospital procedure with patient privacy and minimal skin nicks.
  • Assembles equipment daily to clean rooms and remove trash, preparing mops and wet vac cleaning solutions.
  • Bags and removes trash from each operating room and places trash on transport cart. Transports trash to incinerator. Remove soiled linen from each operating room and places them on transport cart. Washes operating room table, buckets, walls and other furniture and performs appropriate floor care after each procedure. Ensures OR beds are cleaned and linen replaced. Wipes surgical lights as needed.
  • Cleans each operating room daily. (See special procedure for each terminal cleaning).
  • Takes transport cart to designated area, removes trash, linen and instruments and returns to respective areas.
  • Replaces plastic bags on transport carts. Empty wet vac and change mop head and cleaning solution after cleaning room and removes used scrub brushes and nail cleaners from scrub sinks.
  • Empties kick buckets in scrub areas and washes as necessary. Replaces with clean bags/liners.
  • Cleans bathrooms, including all fixtures and keeps toilets supplied with paper towels, soap and toilet paper.
  • Checks scrub areas frequently for general cleanliness and removes excess water from floors.
  • Checks lounge area frequently for general cleanliness performs floor care, replacing hamper bags, collecting soiled scrub suits and cleaning sinks.
  • Performs appropriate floor care to corridors daily and as needed. Dusts cabinets and locker frequently.
  • Cleans patient dressing area and offices daily and gas room, x-ray and anesthesia rooms weekly, or as needed.
  • Vacuums rugs in waiting rooms on a daily basis and changes curtains in pre-post op weekly and as requested.
  • Ensures adequate supplies in supply room, keeping the supply room neat. Restocks supplies in assigned rooms.
  • Prepares stretchers for patient transport.
  • Transports patients to and from OR, holding area and various diagnostic and therapeutic areas. Assist in transportation of equipment and supplies to and from rooms and ensures proper handling and storage.
  • Helps patients into and out of wheelchairs and onto stretchers. Assists with patient transfer to and from the operating table. Assists in positioning patients and hold limbs for surgical prep as directed.
  • Assures that continuous performance improvement principles are practiced in concert with daily work and future planning.
  • Consistently follows principles of First Impressions in all interactions with staff, physicians, visitors and the general public.
  • Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
  • Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
  • Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
  • Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
  • Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Ability to understand basic aseptic techniques and environmental controls.
  • Ability to understand work hazards and be familiar of fire and safety regulations.
  • Ability to assist in the quick and efficient set-up and turnover of cases in surgical suites according to department and the Hospital’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to clean operating rooms according to procedures daily.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of patient information and respect patient’s privacy.
  • Ability to operate basic cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with staff, patients and their families, physicians, other medical care providers, Hospital and University Officials and the general public.
  • Ability to understand basic aseptic techniques and environmental controls.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with staff, patients, physicians and the general public.
  • Competence in both oral and written English.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or GED.
Two years housekeeping and/or janitorial work experience in a health care facility.
Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds, bend and/or stand for long periods of time, tolerate high/low temperature environment, reach and/or pull beyond arm’s length.
Job Type: Full-time
Required education:
  • High school or equivalent
Required experience:
  • housekeeping and/or janitorial work in a health care facility: 2 years
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