The Care Technician performs skills as part of the perioperative team. Promotes effective departmental functions. Performs appropriate care for patients and family of all age-specific groups.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists/performs patient care within the Care Technician scope of practice as required in a safe and timely manner as evidenced by feedback. Ambulating and positioning of patients, linen changes, stocking, vital signs, correct application of equipment (CPMs, sequential teds, plexipulse etc,) and transport of patients.
Accurate documentation and collection of data such as vital signs and preop checklist information.
Prepares Preop and PACU for the planned surgical day. Assembles charts accurately, gathers appropriate labels, lab data, H & P, etc, for the chart as soon as available. Shows initiative in completing the chart assembly. Anticipates the unit's needs for the day. Has O2 tanks and CPM pads readily available day as evident by feedback from leadership, coworkers, and peers.
Maintains confidentiality of patient, hospital, and staff information.
Performs Preop Interview within scope of practice. Refers appropriate questions to nursing or anesthesia staff when unsure of clinical data as evidenced by leadership, nursing, and anesthesia feedback.
Assists in maintaining a clean, safe patient care environment. Assists in cleaning Preop/PACU rooms, equipment, and maintains cleanliness of areas around patients bedside and bathroom.
Follows Universal Precautions , appropriate isolation and infection control policies.
Uses good body mechanics, promotes patient safety, and demonstrates understanding of hospital, fire, safety and emergency procedures.
Participates in VVSC and VVMC QI programs including confidential occurance reporting.
Attends/meets annual requirements (i.e. Environment of Care, Occupational Health, Net Learning).
Functions as an effective care team member as evidenced by feedback. Demonstrates accountable communication, reporting of significant findings, and continual communication among care team members throughout shift and day to day to provide quality care. Attends staff meetings.
Practices timely, efficient, and cost effective care, as evidenced by: accurate entering of charges, consistently offers assistance to coworkers, changes priorities as patients needs change, is cross departmentally trained.
Demonstrates ability to prioritize delegated duties. Communicates to appropriate personnel when the task will be completed if there is a conflict as evidenced by coworker feedback.
Arrives to work on time supported by time and attendance statistics.Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
One year experience preferred
EMT Certification or Certified Nurse Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Colorado.
Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
Internal Number: 7812
About Vail Health
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.