Under the direction of the Manager, the Perioperative Assistant, performs diversified duties to support patient care needs and to facilitate smooth operations of Perioperative Services in accordance with Departmental / Hospital policies and procedures.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES :
Involved in direct patient care. Transports and assists with moving / positioning patients and performs personal care of patients as required.
Visually monitoring the condition of the patient and / or the proper functioning of the medical support devices during transport.
Responsible for seeking immediate assistance at the closest nursing / patient care area should any irregularity in the above be noticed.
Checks par levels in designated areas and stocks supplies accordingly.
Transports and distributes unsterile and sterile supplies, equipment and specimens and stores appropriately.
Transfers waste, including biomedical, chemical, sharps, for example, to designated areas.
Collects covers and transports soiled instruments and patient care equipment to the appropriate area.
Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Graduate of a Personal Support Worker or equivalent program within the past two years. If not a graduate of a Personal Support Worker program or equivalent program within the past two years, must have at least one year of full time equivalent work experience within the past three years.
Completion of secondary school or equivalent.
Basic knowledge of Aseptic Technique
Ability to speak, read and write in English
Ability to work and relate well with other staff, physicians, patients and families.
Demonstrated good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and self-directed in performing position responsibilities
Proven ability to follow instructions accurately, problem solves workload priorities and copes with interruptions.
Knowledge of infection control procedures
Proven good attendance record
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
The applicant must meet the physical demands of this position.
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kingston Health Sciences Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices.