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Patient Support Technician in New York, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    New York, NY
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

A large hospital system in NYC has an urgent need for two Patient Support Techs to join their new ambulatory surgery center in Downtown Manhattan on a contract basis. M-F 7:30a-3:30p. The contract will last approximately 13 weeks with potential for perm conversion. OR certificate required.

Patient Support Tech

In this role, the successful candidate Assists the professional staff in the care of patients and families by completing assigned patient care tasks; provides competent, safe, and compassionate care with emphasis on an understanding of the challenges faced by hospitalization, undergoing procedures or diagnostic tests; provides support to the unit in the maintenance and safety of supplies, equipment and the environment; demonstrates the organization's Core Values in all aspects of job performance

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates respect for patient confidentiality, privacy, dignity, and rights.
  • Demonstrates accountability for supplies, equipment, and environmental support
  • Recognizes own limitations and requests assistance when needed.
  • Seeks learning resources for identified learning needs.
  • Participates in unit meetings.
  • Participates in the orientation process of new staff and gives guidance to team members unfamiliar with equipment
  • Completes annual mandatory competency checklists.
  • Utilizes specialized skills and safety when carrying out specific tasks of patient care as assigned.
  • Demonstrates understanding of infection prevention and control standards. Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of sterile technique. Demonstrates an awareness of the needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups and different cultures.
  • Assists in maintaining safety and comfort needs of patients and families. Assists with admission, transfer and discharge procedures per unit / service operations. Assists in supporting unit activities as requested. Assists in emergency situations as directed.
  • Completes delegated responsibilities as directed by the nursing staff. Provides assistance to patients in the activities as applicable. Verbally and non-verbally communicates responsiveness and support to patients, families, and other staff. Completes activities as assigned.
  • Functions as a respectful member of the health care team.
  • Uses a clear, caring and respectful communication style with patients and families, nurses and other members of the health care team.
  • Responds to requests for specific tasks as delegated by any registered professional nurse.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the patient care unit as appropriate to position. (i.e., instrument room, sterile supply room, warmers, equipment rooms, clearing of hallways, OR suite).
  • Ensures that necessary equipment and supplies are present in the operating rooms and on the unit. Gives direct assistance to all health care surgical team members.
  • Ensures that necessary equipment and supplies are present in the operating rooms and on the unit. Gives direct assistance to all health care surgical team members.
  • Facilitates the turning over of Operating rooms between and after each case. Tasks include but are not limited to: Cleaning floors, wiping down equipment, disposing of waste and dirty supplies (including anesthesia machine area), assisting in patient transfer, and coordinating with surgical team, EVS and nursing staff for efficient flow processes

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify you must have a High School diploma or equivalent required. Working knowledge of English is evident in verbal, reading and writing abilities, other language an asset; demonstrates ability in computer skills; demonstrates ability in sterile techniques and equipment readiness for sterile processing. Minimum of one year experience in the Operating Room setting with certificate of training