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Nursing Assistant (Operating Room)

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    Eagan, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN
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The Nursing Assistant assists the professional nursing staff in the provision of skilled nursing care to the patients in the surgery center. May be cross-trained to the position of Sterile Processing Technician. The Nursing Assistant reports directly to the OR Manager at the Ambulatory Surgery Center. The Nursing Assistant may provide direct hands on care and perform delegated nursing care tasks set forth by the Board of Nursing in administrative rules. In surgery, the Nursing Assistant may work under the supervision of a perioperative registered nurse. The licensed nurse may need to limit the range of tasks based on patient needs, situation, or available resources and shall supervise all nursing tasks, functions, and activities. The Nursing Assistant works collaboratively with the perioperative, pre- and post-op nursing staff, Clerical staff and Material Management


This is a full time opportunity based at our Eagan Surgery Center and at the Vadnais Heights Surgery Center.  Flexibility to float to other sites as needed. May be cross-trained to the position of Sterile Processing Technician. Scheduled day hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Transfers the discharged patient weighing up to 200# to awaiting transportation independently via wheelchair or other available modes of transportation.
2. Assists in the safe transfer of patients from cart to chair, from cart to table, from table to cart, and from chair to wheelchair.
3. Functions as assistant to RN who is recovering pediatric patients
4. Restocks, labels, and maintains inventory; submit requisitions; collects and distributes instruments, trays, crash carts, and facility medical equipment.
5. Performs environmental maintenance duties and assists in maintaining inventory levels throughout the Center.
6. Responds to requests for assistance from the professional staff to the level of competence attained.
7. Verifies that equipment functions properly. Requisitions for repair or replacement of surgical instrumentation; removes defective instrumentation from general service.
8. Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
9. Disposes of filled suction and trash containers; empties full linen hampers.
10. Documents maintenance activities when required to do so.
11. Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety, and environmental and infection control standards.
12. Assists with room turnover to the level of competence attained.
13. Assists with picking cases as directed by the charge nurse


Summit Health ASO, provides administrative and clinical support to our full spectrum of orthopedic care services in our sub-specialty clinics, walk-in care at our Orthopedic Urgent Care clinics, imaging, bracing, therapy, surgery, and post-surgical stays at our Care Suites. Our expert teams are part of the 1000+ employees who partner to provide quality services and care designed to support a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Summit Orthopedics is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of federal, state and local governing boards and/or agencies.