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PRN Orthopedic Tech - Pennsylvania Hospital

Job ID: 217845
Category: Trades/Facilities/Engineering
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

 Set-up and maintenance of equipment and operation room suites for procedures. Demonstrated ability to apply basic principles of asepsis and sterile technique in practice setting. Delivery of patient care under direct supervision of the Registered Nurse/Physician.

    Responsibilities:

    • Demonstrates Professionalism within the framework of Relationship Based Care (Patient-Centered Care). 
    • Demonstrates Teamwork by displaying a cooperative relationship with co-workers by consistently treating others with respect and always using open and honest communication.
    • Demonstrates Patient-Centered Care by showing courtesy, compassion, sensitivity and respect in all interactions with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel.
    • Displays a cooperative attitude and responds with respect to directions and recommendations from supervisor.
    • Supports ongoing improvement of client satisfaction: Returns phone calls and emails promptly, attends meetings as requested Is politically sensitive to clients/patients environment.
    • Is knowledgeable in their area
    • Timeliness on completing projects Data provided is accurate and reliable
    • Identify the competencies required for each patient population that the employee works with (neonate, child, adolescent, young adult, middle adult and older adult)
    • All employees when carrying out their duties are responsible for patient/ employee safety and thus should be aware of general safety requirements and all specific safety requirements for their position (as determined by the Dept. Head)
    • Participates in Entity and Department wide initiatives for Patient /Employee safety 
    • Demonstrates an awareness of patient/ employee safety when carrying out daily responsibilities of their position. 
    • Participates in Entity and Department wide initiatives for Patient/Employee safety 
    • Demonstrates an awareness of patient/ employee safety when carrying out daily responsibilities of their position. 
    • Validation of annual competencies required for the position 
    • Sets up and secures supplies and equipment needed for procedures 
    • Demonstrates practices consistent with infection control.
    • Follows principles of aseptic and sterile technique (gowning, gloving, surgical scrub, traffic control). 
    • Assists with transportation of patients, case carts, equipment 
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver safe and accurate care to patients under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse/Physician.
    • Provides patient support during the administration of anesthesia. 
    • Assists in opening sterile supplies in preparation for procedures. 
    • Assists with positioning and transfer of patients.
    • Provides retraction during orthopedic procedures under direct supervision of physician. 
    • Utilizes proper body mechanics while turning and transferring patients, and in movement of equipment. 
    • Demonstrates understanding of principles OR retraction.
    • Demonstrates proper maintenance of equipment.
    • Demonstrates basic knowledge and principles of positioning. 
    • Demonstrated competency in selected psychomotor skills. 

      Education/Experience:

      • High school diploma/GED required.
      •  One year previous hospital peri-operative experience preferred. 
      • CPR required. 

        We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

        Live Your Life's Work

        We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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