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CVOR Support Specialist II

Tracking Code

2021-8477

Position Type

Full-Time

Shift

Day

Job Location

Springfield, Illinois

Description

Performs tasks and duties to provide optimum inventory, equipment, and instrumentation; support services which assist in optimum functioning of the operating room; daily cleaning of the operating rooms, equipment, and scrub areas.  Quality control and/or calibration of CVOR equipment.  Procures necessary information from appropriate resources to obtain, repair, or replace equipment or instrumentation.  Trouble shoots CVOR/Anesthesia equipment. 

Required Skills

  • Performs patient care activities to facilitate optimum functioning of the cardiac surgery suite. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to:
  • Helps prepare patients prior to surgery at the direction of the RN.
  • Transports patients to and from cardiac surgery suite:
  • Uses good body mechanics in moving and transferring patients.
  • Transports patients safely.
  • Administers oxygen therapy during transport if ordered.
  • Assists in moving patients to and from the operating room tables.
  • Accurately maintains implant/explant log on appropriate devices.

 

 

  • Promotes efficient functioning of the cardiac surgery suite. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to:
  • Acts as a courier to other hospital departments in a timely fashion:
  • Delivers/picks up supplies and equipment from Central Supply/X-ray.
  • Delivers specimens to Lab.
  • Delivers/picks up blood to/from Blood Bank.
  • Delivers/picks up needed supplies from general surgery.
  • Delivers orders to Purchasing, Engineering.
  • Maintains unit supplies:
  • Places supplies in assigned location, restocking cupboards and carts.
  • Checks for lost or misplaced items in the unit.
  • Fills blanket warmer with linen and water.
  • Checks disposable items for outdates.
  • Resets room for next case making sure supplies are restocked.
  • Cleans/restocks anesthesia carts.
  • Reports supply needs to appropriate person.
  • Maintains equipment:
  • Sends broken equipment out for repair documenting nature of the problem.
  • Resets room for next case making sure all cords and equipment are in place.
  • Changes soda lime as needed.
  • Checks equipment after each use to make sure it is functioning -- i.e., EKG cables and arterial lines are in good repair.
  • Checks all battery operated equipment to make sure batteries are replaced as needed.
  • Reports equipment malfunction and sees that it is logged.
  • Conducts daily QC of CVOR equipment.
  • Becomes competent in other point of care testing as it becomes available or necessary.
  • Performs cleaning measures to promote clean and safe environment. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepares environment for cleaning:
  • Strips OR table and places soiled linen in hamper.
  • Keeps cleaning supplies well stocked.
  • Utilizes infection control policy for OR sanitation.
  • Cleans instruments.
  • Carefully washes and reassembles all instrument trays.
  • Completes count sheet with appropriate instrumentation for each tray.
  • Follows up with nurse manager on all broken or missing instruments or incomplete sets.

 

  • Performs quality control and/or calibration of CVOR equipment. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to:
  • Daily glucometer quality control.
  • Daily steam sterilizer quality control.
  • Daily steris quality control.
  • Becomes competent in other point of care testing as it becomes available or necessary.
  • Provides optimum supply inventory equipment and instrumentation:
  • Maintains all cardiac surgery equipment and instrumentation in operating condition and in adequate supply.
  • Submits purchase requests for repair of unit equipment.
  • Maintains records of equipment repair
  • Maintains records of proper equipment operation.
  • Coordinates with product representatives for repair, new equipment, replacement inventory, etc.
  • Provides orientation training for new employees on methods of sterilization, instrumentation, and tray assembly.
  • Maintains all CVOR anesthesia equipment and instrumentation in operating condition and in adequate supply.
  • Submits work orders and requests for outside repair of equipment.
  • Maintains records of repairs necessary and keeps equipment history.
  • Maintains equipment operation records.
  • Keeps cardiac suite supplies at established PAR level:
  • Maintains careful storage of delicate supplies.
  • Daily stocking of CVOR suites at established PAR levels.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

  • High school graduate required.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CPR certification required.

Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience working with sterilization, prior operating room experience, or related experience required.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Considerable physical effort.
  • Ability to acquire clinical skills to perform required techniques and procedures.
  • Good communication skills including negotiation.
  • Ability to perform point of care testing required.
  • Knowledge of surgical instruments preferred.
  • Consistently displays confidence and sound judgment decisions.
  • Ability to follow written/verbal instructions.

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