Periop Tech I- Children’s Periop

Job title: Periop Tech I- Children’s Periop

Company: University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Job Requisition ID: R00015015

Job Category: Health System

Organization: Children’s OR

Location/s: Main Campus Jackson

Job Title: Periop Tech I- Children’s Periop

Job Summary: To provide direct and indirect patient care in the perioperative area under the guidance and direction of the registered nurse and in accordance with UMMC policy and nursing practice laws and regulations. To assist with room turnovers, receptionist responsibilities, transporting of patients, stocking, cleaning and maintaining supplies, equipment care, patient positioning and patient prep. To perform job duties in accordance with the medical center’s purpose.

Education & Experience

High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required. One (1) year experience in a healthcare related occupation preferred, or completion of first semester of RN/LPN program preferred. Note this is meant to be an entry-level position for training purposes. Employees entering this job class may apply for Periop Hospital Tech II with 6 months of experience or completion of a certification program (such as the Certified Surgical Tech Cleaner)

Certifications, Licenses, or registration required: N/A

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates effective communication skills across departments. Performs unit secretary duties, including telephone duties , appropriate message taking, and related tasks
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of Perioperative practice ( (aseptic technique, infection control, traffic patterns, patient safety) in order to Assists the RN in the care of the patient (lifting, turning and repositioning the patient, utilizing proper body mechanics and equipment)
  • Understands the importance of National Patient Safety Goals (specifically related to patient identification) when escorting or transporting patients and equipment to various hospital locations, as required
  • Routinely handles highly-technical service-specific equipment (microscopes, lasers, video equipment) with an understanding of operational function, safety, cleaning, maintenance). Assembles, cleans and prepares and/or moves equipment as directed.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate specimen handling, including, but not limited to packaging, preservatives, tracking and regulatory compliance. Delivers specimens, cultures and/or labs to appropriate locations within acceptable time frames as directed
  • Acts as a liaison with hospital Biomedical Department.
  • Assist in room turnover (cleaning and hazardous material disposal).
  • Assist with the restocking, cleaning and maintaining supplies in the pre and post-operative areas.
  • Assists the RN in the care of the patient (obtaining vital signs, EKG’s, Urine Pregnancy Test, Accu-checks and other duties as assigned).
  • Monitor and maintain the oxygen cylinders to ensure the Pre and Post-operative areas have appropriate supply needed for patient care.
  • The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

Requires frequent exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, frequent handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, frequent exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention safety considerations, frequent traveling to offsite locations, frequent activities subject to significant volume changes of seasonal/clinical nature, frequent work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, frequent bending, frequent lifting and carrying more than 100 pounds, frequent climbing, frequent crawling, frequent crouching/stooping, frequent kneeling, frequent pushing/pulling, frequent reaching, occasional sitting, frequent standing, frequent twisting, and frequent walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51%)

Time Type:

FLSA Designation/Job Exempt: No

Pay Class: Hourly

FTE %: 100

Work Shift:

Benefits Eligibility:

Job Posting Date: 06/17/2022

Job Closing Date (open until filled if no date specified):

Expected salary:

Location: Jackson, MS

Job date: Sun, 19 Jun 2022 07:02:28 GMT

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