HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Surgery Clerk/Technician in Bowling Green, Kentucky

TriStar Greenview is a 211-bed, medical-surgical facility that has served south central Kentucky for more than 40 years. TriStar Greenview provides an extensive range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services. Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, TriStar Greenview has a medical staff of more than 300 physicians. TriStar Greenview has proven to be a health care leader in the region.

POSITION SUMMARY: Working under the supervision of a licensed nurse, the SDS clerk/tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients, as well as clerical duties for the department. Identifies cultural differences of patients and incorporates into care. Utilizes translation services when indicated. Fulfills departmental responsibilities with the long range plan, mission, vision, and values of the hospital. Promotes a supportive environment that encourages collegiality. Cares for Neonate/Infant (0-12 months) Pediatrics (1 – 17 years) Adults (18 – 79 years) Elderly (80 years).

The position's tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Provides a safe environment for patient, visitor and employees through identifying/correcting/reporting health and safety hazards.
* Assists patients w/ dressing and undressing as needed in preparation for surgery or to discharge home after surgery. * Assists patients with personal hygiene as needed, preoperatively or postoperatively. * Provides skin/wound care according to established policy/procedures and regulations. * Assists patients with nutrition by providing drinks or snacks postoperatively. * Assists patients in ambulating in the room or hallways, as needed. * Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O. * Assists with toileting, as needed preoperatively or postoperatively. * Changes bed linens. * Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members. * Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. * Provides age and culturally appropriate care. * Orients and mentors new staff members. * Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. * Performs 12-lead EKG Accurately * Enters data or orders in electronic patient record, as needed. * Performs clerical duties as assigned for the nursing unit. (ordering supplies and nourishments, putting up the schedule for the next day, etc.)

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: * Successful completion of an approved training program or previous hospital experience providing patient care with one (1) year experience preferred as a nurse’s assistant.
* Certification preferred. Basic computer skills needed. * BLS certification * New employees have up to 90 days from date of hire to obtain the American Heart Association BLS for healthcare providers. * Successful completion of an approved training program, and is on the registry without findings concerning abuse, neglect, mistreatment of a resident, or misappropriation of a resident’s property. * Results of a criminal history check that do not bar the individual from providing care for the aged and persons with disabilities. * Working knowledge of medical terminology. * Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. * Ability to quickly make decisions to report patient condition with minimal supervision. * Basic Computer Skills

Title: Surgery Clerk/Technician

Location: Kentucky-Bowling Green-Greenview Regional Hospital

Requisition ID: 00037-55479