Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Perioperative Technician in Needham, Massachusetts

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Perioperative Technician

Department Description:The Surgical Pavilion at BID–Needham brings together exceptional surgical expertise in a patient-centered environment with the convenience of a community setting. Newly built operating room suites utilize the latest technologies, including specialized equipment for minimally invasive procedures, image-guided, and endoscopic procedures. New and enlarged preoperative rooms and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), located next to the operating rooms, improve service efficiency.

Our board-certified surgeons offer surgical expertise rarely found in a community setting. Trained at some of the nation’s leading medical schools, many are Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Job Location:Needham, MA

Req ID:25632BR

Job Summary:Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the perioperative technician performs a variety of duties in an acute care setting including assisting with vital signs, nutrition, escorting and transporting patients, answering and dispatching calls and messages, stocking and restocking carts and work rooms, delivering specimens including blood products, cleaning patient care items (such as stretchers, cuffs, etc) used in department. May be required to assist professional staff during surgical procedures by positioning patients or by obtaining necessary equipment and supplies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the Pre-Op nurses, identifies the patient and escorts them to the Pre-op area. Assists patient onto the stretcher.

  • Assists with initial vital signs, tagging belongings, and transporting them to the PACU as needed.

  • Always reports any observations made as well as and other pertinent information regarding patient conditions to the RN staff in Pre-op.

  • Under direct supervision of the Clinical Director or Resource nurse (or designee), answers telephones, transfers calls or takes messages using Service Excellence training and techniques.

  • Stock anesthesia supply carts, including line

cart. Stock anesthesia workroom, ultrasound

supplies and other anesthetizing areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required .

  • Certificate 1 preferred: Medical Assistant Certificate

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Meditech knowledge preferred


  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently. Work is physically demanding and requires extended periods of standing and/or moving.