Hawaii Pacific Health Perioperative Aide - Perioperative Services in Lihue, Hawaii

Job Description

Founded in 1938, Wilcox Medical Center is the largest medical facility on Kaua‘i and has been recognized as one of the nation’s best rural hospitals. With 169 physicians on staff, Wilcox provides residents and visitors with expert diagnosis and treatment for more than 20 specialties. Its state-of-the-art acute care facility includes a full suite of services from emergency, OB/GYN and pediatrics to cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, pulmonology, nephrology, cosmetic surgery, internal medicine and family practice. In 2010, the Wilcox Health Women’s Center opened to provide preventive and diagnostic care for Kaua‘i’s women close to home. The hospital has 71 beds, including seven intensive care beds, five birthing suites, 20 same-day surgery beds and a 20-bed emergency department. It is equipped with MRI and CT scanners and a state-of-the-art surgical center with six surgical suites. In 2010, the American Heart Association recognized Wilcox Memorial in three areas of excellence: Coronary Artery Disease (Gold Award), Stroke (Silver Award) and Heart Failure (Silver Award.) Wilcox Memorial Hospital, together with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic and the Wilcox Health Foundation, is affiliated with Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider.

Our Perioperative Services department provides full support throughout the duration of a patient's surgical procedure, spanning ward admission, anesthesia, surgery and recovery. Professional care services include identification of the patient’s individual needs, patient care plan development and implementation and the coordination of nursing service to restore each patient’s health before, during and after a surgical procedure.

As the Perioperative Aide, you will form part of our award-winning Surgical Services continuum and help to provide life-changing surgery services to patients at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Your responsibilities include assisting the perioperative care team in various aspects of patient care, including transportation of patients, supplies/equipment, specimens, and blood products to, from, and within the surgical unit. You also assist with surgical instrument processing, OR inventory management and other clerical functions. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to work effectively in a high-intensity environment and adapt to rapid changes in work assignments and a commitment to delivering the highest quality health care to Hawai‘i’s people.

Location: Wilcox Medical Center, Lihue, HI

Work Schedule: Rotating - 8 Hours

Work Type: Per Diem

FTE: 0.25

Bargaining Unit: ILWU

Exempt: No

Minimum Qualifications: High school or equivalent. Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card.

Preferred Qualifications: One (1) year experience as a hospital nurse aide, preferably in acute care setting.

EOE/AA/Disabled/Vets

Position Perioperative Aide - Perioperative Services

Category Surgical Services

Employment Type Employee

Location Wilcox Medical Center, Lihue, HI

Req ID 11248