Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Patient Support Technician.
In this role, the successful candidate Assists the professional staff in the care of patients and families by completing assigned patient care tasks; provides competent, safe, and compassionate care with emphasis on an understanding of the challenges faced by hospitalization, undergoing procedures or diagnostic tests; provides support to the unit in the maintenance and safety of supplies, equipment and the environment; demonstrates NYULMC Core Values in all aspects of job performance
Ensures that necessary equipment and supplies are present in the operating rooms and on the unit. Gives direct assistance to all health care surgical team members.
Maintains cleanliness of the patient care unit as appropriate to position. (i.e., instrument room, sterile supply room, warmers, equipment rooms, clearing of hallways, OR suite)
Responds to requests for specific tasks as delegated by any registered professional nurse.
Uses a clear, caring and respectful communication style with patients and families, nurses and other members of the health care team.
Functions as a respectful member of the health care team.
Completes delegated responsibilities as directed by the nursing staff. Provides assistance to patients in the activities as applicable. Verbally and non-verbally communicates responsiveness and support to patients, families, and other staff. Completes activities as assigned.
Assists in maintaining safety and comfort needs of patients and families. Assists with admission, transfer and discharge procedures per unit / service operations. Assists in supporting unit activities as requested. Assists in emergency situations as directed.
Demonstrates understanding of infection prevention and control standards. Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of sterile technique. Demonstrates an awareness of the needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups and different cultures.
Utilizes specialized skills and safety when carrying out specific tasks of patient care as assigned.
Completes annual mandatory competency checklists.
Participates in the orientation process of new staff and gives guidance to team members unfamiliar with equipment.
Participates in unit meetings.
Seeks learning resources for identified learning needs.
Recognizes own limitations and requests assistance when needed.
Demonstrates accountability for supplies, equipment, and environmental support.
Demonstrates respect for patient confidentiality, privacy, dignity, and rights.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School diploma or equivalent required. Working knowledge of English is evident in verbal, reading and writing abilities, other language an asset; demonstrates ability in computer skills; demonstrates ability in sterile techniques and equipment readiness. Demonstrates physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform responsibilities. Upon hire or entry into the position, must hold a certificate of training as an OR Assistant from an accredited institution.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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