The Woodlands, Texas

JOB SUMMARY

The Perioperative Nursing Assistant II applies proficient knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to communicate appropriately and perform delegated patient care assistant tasks under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Assists with the physical preparation of the patient and physical environment prior to a surgical procedure being performed. Orients and trains new PNA's and demonstrates ability to troubleshoot problems and prioritize multiple requests for assistance. Practices Relationship Centered care in concert with the values of The Methodist Hospital System.

 

Requirements:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Provides assistant level care to Surgical Services patients within unit specific defined limits. (EF)
  2. Assists in orientation and training of new PNAs as assigned. (EF)
  3. Transports patients to and from assigned room and assists with the preparation and positioning of the patient prior to surgical procedure. (EF)
  4. Assists with preparation of the physical environment prior to surgical procedure, cleaning the room using prescribed sterile techniques, ensuring the maintenance of a clean and organized environment. (EF)
  5. Checks and maintains appropriate levels of cleaning supplies and other supplies such as surgical scrubs, masks, etc. for the department.
  6. Follows channels of communication for effective problem solving. (EF)
  7. Maintains confidentiality of information to which he/she has access. (EF)
  8. Reports observations, conditions and problems of patient to the licensed nurse. (EF)
  9. Transports specimens, cultures, blood products, and body fluids to laboratory using universal precautions. (EF)
  10. Able to prioritize multiple simultaneous requests for assistance. (EF)
  11. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement.
  12. Demonstrates Service Pride standards (smiles and makes eye contact, greets each patient and visitor, displays appropriate body language at all times, honors diversity).
  13. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma/GED or its equivalent in work experience.
 
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
12 months related (PNA, PCA, Transporter, EVS) experience in a relevant healthcare setting is required of which at least 6 months were in a PNA role or completion of Perioperative Nursing Assistant course may be considered in lieu of PNA specific experience.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
American Heart Association BLS required
 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to write and speak effectively in English
 

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, a master planned campus with a 400 bed hospital – initially opening 187 beds – will ensure that we continue to deliver our special brand of health care to those who call The Woodlands home. As the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is a full service hospital building upon our rich history of clinical excellence in the Texas Medical Center.

The Woodlands, Texas

At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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