Preoperative Nursing Assistant

WellStar Health System
Northlake, GA
Jan 14, 2021
Jan 15, 2021

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Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center - We are seeking a Perioperative Nursing Assistant to join our Team!

The Perioperative Nursing Assistant (PNA) is a support care provider who functions under the direction of the clinical nurse (Registered Professional Nurse). The PNA primary focus will be to promote a positive patient surgical experience by partnering with the surgical team to provide excellence in customer service within the surgical environment with age appropriate responsibilities. The PNA may aid in the preoperative holding area and with anesthesia personnel. The Perioperative Nursing Assistant practices aseptic technique in the performance of certain core job functions. The Perioperative Nursing Assistant assumes the responsibility for professional growth and self-development. The Perioperative Nursing Assistant can perform core job functions as identified in the skills checklist with minimal supervision. The PNA must be able to work in a fast-paced environment which requires multi-tasking activities and ongoing communication the surgical team. Must be able to perform under stressful conditions with a compassionate, respectful and helpful manner. Must be able to take direction from a variety of care providers. Must be organized with excellent communication skills

Job Requirements:

This is a PRN position

Required Minimum Education
  • The Perioperative Nursing Assistant is a high school graduate or equivalent

Required Minimum Experience
  • BLS (Basic Life Support)

Preferred Minimum Experience
  • Preferred six months' experience in procedural area or environmental services

Required Minimum Skills
  • The Perioperative Nursing Assistant can work collaboratively with the perioperative team and to function independently under the direction of the charge nurse
  • The Perioperative Nursing Assistant must perform multiple tasks in an organized and timely manner and must be self-motivated
  • The Perioperative Nursing Assistant must be able to effectively communicate and understand verbal and written English language and display a positive attitude

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