Healthcare Assistant-Theatre Vacancy at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited

Job Title: Healthcare Assistant - Theatre

Job Code: #NL00005
Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

The Role

  • Reporting to the Matron, the Theatre Assistant is responsible for maintaining a sterile environment for the patient and surgical team before, during and after surgery.
  • The incumbent is expected to prepare the operating room by washing and sterilizing all surgical instruments and equipment using the approved disinfectants by Cedarcrest Hospitals.
  • The incumbent is also responsible for preparing patients for surgery as well as transporting patients between the ward and operating theatre.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the positive identification of any patient by verbal confirmation asking the patient their full name and date of birth on collecting the patient from the reception area.
  • Set up the operating tables and theatres prior to procedures.
  • Assist the theatre teams in the operating theatres as required and directed to do so.
  • Moving patients from the ward and transporting them to the operating theatre.
  • Ensuring that surgical instruments and equipment are properly prepared prior to the operation.
  • Counting and documenting surgical instruments used in theatre during an operation.
  • Cleaning the operating theatre before, between and after operations, adhering to hygiene and infection control protocols.
  • Maintain a sterile environment for the patient and surgical team before, during and after surgery.
  • Washing and sterilizing all surgical instruments and equipment before surgery.
  • Prepares the patient for surgery by washing, shaving and disinfecting incision sites.
  • Provides assistance to the surgeon during surgery.
  • Moves the patient to the recovery room after surgery.
  • Assists the surgical team to put on scrubs, gloves, masks, and gowns.
  • Ensure that all theatre trolleys used for moving patients are kept clean, fully equipped with O2 bottles and canvasses as required.
  • Work with the Theatre team during emergency situations providing additional support.
  • Clean and tidy theatre areas after surgery.
  • Responsible for clinical waste disposal.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • WASC Certificate or equivalent
  • Certificate in Senior Community Health Extension Works (SCHEW) is preferred
  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology preferred
  • 2+ years of proven experience as a theatre assistant or in a similar field.
  • Patience and empathy.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent housekeeping skills and adherence to hygiene and infection control protocols.
  • Good level of physical fitness.
  • The ability to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
  • The ability to reassure patients and help answer any questions they may have.

Special Conditions

  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
  • Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Knowledge of workflow processes.

Application Closing Date
12th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2474604183



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