MUHA LE00 - Operating Room (OR) Liaison

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Finance and Support Services - Supply Chain Management
Sub Department: MUHA-9674000-Sterile Processing Department
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Nursing Support/Patient Care
Pay scale: MUHA-Grade 10: $33,440 - $44,059 (midpoint)


Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift:  Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose: The Operating Room (OR) Liaison reports to the OR Liaison Supervisor. Under general supervision, the OR Liaison performs daily activities between the OR and Sterile Processing Department to facilitate efficient case flow to include communication with the OR staff to ensure availability of specific instrument and supply needs and transport of appropriate instruments to the designated cleaning area as needed. This position promotes customer service satisfaction through training, education, and resolution of staff and physicians.

Minimum Training and Education: Graduation from an accredited school of surgical technology or surgical technology military program and credentialed as a Certified Surgical Technologist by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, (formerly LCC-ST) and two (2) years of work experience in Sterile Processing and/or scrub tech work experience; or an Associate’s degree in a related field and at least two (2) years of significant hospital work experience in Sterile Processing and/or scrub tech work experience in the Operating Room; or high school diploma or equivalency (GED) and four (4) years of significant hospital work experience in Sterile Processing and/or scrub tech work experience in the Operating Room required.  Certification from an accredited certifying agency in sterile processing are required or must obtained within 12 months of hire.   A thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and software programs relevant to the work area required.  Must have the ability to build and maintain relationships; execute customer service, leadership, adaptability, and problem solving.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Certification from an accredited certifying agency in sterile processing are required or must obtained within 12 months of hire.  

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform “pinching” operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)


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