The Health Technician is assigned to the Operating Room within the Surgical Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (V AAAHS). The purpose of this position is to be a productive team member carrying out and ensuring quality and timely delivery of care. The incumbent must possess the personal qualities, desire and attitude necessary to adapt to rapidly changing demands on time and workload and have necessary skills to perform specific tasks/tests/procedures to meet patient healthcare needs. The Health Technician functions as a highly skilled member of the Surgery Service staff and provides administrative and clinical support for the delivery of acute and non acute care in the Emergency department. Incumbent performs a range of duties in support of the mission of the clinic to include but not limited to: Assist with preparing the operating room. Collaborating with the nurse to evaluate case cart, making sure all pick list items match boarded procedure. Assist with intraoperative duties: assist with opening of supplies and instruments, assist with patient transfers to and from the operating table. Assist with room turnover when OR case finishes; pulling trash and linen, wiping down all standard room equipment (i.e. bovie machine, head lamps, towers, cords) Check and restock the OR's daily, assist with restocking VA owned implant trays after use. Stock the blanket and fluid warmer. Stock the outer hallways and scrub sinks with appropriate surgical attire and scrubbing materials. Responds promptly to requests from all staff members. Communicates effectively with all perioperative team members. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/PD041460 Physical Requirements: The work involves long periods of moving about the work unit. Work requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting, and repositioning patients, or similar activities. Work may also require regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting while moving equipment and supplies.
Internal Number: 599570200
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