Clamp Remover Job Description Sample
Clamp Truck Driver -Warehouse Part-Time
A leading global provider of print and media solutions, Quad/Graphics is powered by a passion for innovation and the most advanced platform in the industry. Our collaborative team of "can-do" people continually challenge the status quo, creating groundbreaking solutions that push the boundaries of communications.
Quad/Graphics is currently seeking a part-time Roll Truck Driver in the warehouse for our West Allis, WI plant. This position has a flexible schedule. The Roll Truck driver transports the roll paper within the plant ensuring presses have the necessary amount of paper, unloads and inspects incoming paper and loads outgoing paper.
Some responsibilities of the position are as follows:
Completes the daily maintenance check-list at shift start
Moves roll paper to presses, ensuring correct type and size of paper per schedule
Removes from presses and places back in inventory unused roll paper upon completion of jobs
Unloads trucks and rail cars of roll paper, entering accurately into inventory and placing in appropriate bays for storage.
Checks and ensures bar code labels are correct for paper received
Any roll paper received that is defective is properly reported and stored separately as necessary
Loads trucks and rail cars with roll paper being transferred to other facilities
Completes all required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner
Works closely with the press room crews to ensure their paper needs are being met
Adheres to all safety policies, procedures, and requirements
The manufacturing position requires the ability to lift 10-15 pounds continuously, the ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand for long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement, receive and follow instructions and use vision in order to identify defects. The ability to work 12 hour rotating schedules, including days, nights, weekends and holidays is also required. Must be able to work OT as needed.
The successful candidate must be dependable, responsible and able to work independently with minimal supervision, and be a team player in a fast paced, detail oriented production environment. This position requires good math, verbal and written skills as well as the ability to multi-task and prioritize job needs. Computer skills and prior forklift experience are preferred.
Additional Company Information:
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
Drug Free Workplace
Clamp Block Technician 1 / Inventory Control
Orion Industries, a Boeing supplier of the year, is seeking a dynamic and flexible employee to join its Clamp Block work cell.
As part of the Clamp Block team, you will assist with the production of small aerospace assemblies. This position requires strong attention to detail, daily inventory control tasks including preparing jobs for shipment (kitting), cycle counting, picking/issuing jobs, and other duties as assigned.
If being able to have something to "show" for your work day is important, this might be the perfect job for you! In addition, this would be a great position for an individual that desires to take their mechanical aptitude and inventory control experience and teach it to others.
The ideal candidate will:
have inventory control experience, aerospace manufacturing environment preferred
have experience reading blueprints
have the ability to handle intermittent interruptions and prioritize work duties
enjoy having a fast paced and structured work day and work functions
have a desire to become a subject matter expert (SME) and share their knowledge with others
have ambitions to teach others and become an Orion mentor
have excellent communication skills
be able to stand and walk for up to 8 hours a day
be willing to work occasional overtime
have understanding and experience with 6S concepts
This is a full time position working Monday thru Friday, 7am to 3:30pm.
Orion offers competitive wages in addition to an excellent benefit package which includes 100% employer paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance for full-time employees. Orion also offers 11 paid holidays, generous paid time off, and a 401K with 100% company match up to 4%.
Orion is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place (including marijuana).
For a formal job description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clamp Truck Driver
Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.
Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.
Operate equipment for the handling and transportation of finished goods.
Operate forklift equipment including electric forklifts, box clamps, and roll clamp trucks.
Transport jumbo paper rolls, slit rolls and printer paper rolls from offline printing and slitter production to and from the slitting area.
Organize and maintain storage areas for jumbo rolls, slit rolls, and printed rolls. Keep areas cleanand rolls taped to minimize damage.
Transport materials to and from production floor and designated storage areas.
Load and unload inbound and outbound trucks and railcars with paper rolls and other materials.
Report non-conformances concerning product safety, quality and legality. Adjusts where applicable to remedy.
Keep general work area clean.
Follow company policies and procedures as stated in company handbook and all AIB guidelines including safety.
Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:
Demonstrate minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
Experience using forklift equipment
Knowledge of product lines, finished goods, and materials
Ability to work overtime as needed
Ability to work weekends as needed
Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.
If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at email@example.com for assistance.
Clamp Forkift Operator
Drives powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices, such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, load tier, or move products, equipment, or materials in warehouse, storage yard, or plant 80% of specified shift.
First and Second Shifts Available
Unload inbound shipments and move product to storage locations
Stock and store merchandise in appropriate areas efficiently
Load, unload, move, stock, and stage products and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment
Pull and prepare product for shipment ensuring the exact number and types of product is loaded
Keep appropriate records and reports for inventory accuracy
Comply with all OSHA and MSDS standards
Report quality variances
Maintain the facility's equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion
Assist in physical inventories
Complete daily inspection of equipment
Perform additional duties as assigned by management
Report quality variances.
Maintain the facilities equipment and materials in a neat clean orderly fashion.
Assist in physical inventories.
Ensure proper stock rotation.
Conduct operations in a manner promoting safety.
High school education or equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of a forklift training program.
Ability to read, understand and follow instructions and to code applicable documents.
Must be able to successfully pass a background check and drug screen.
DHL Supply Chain offers competitive wages, affordable insurance benefits (including medical, dental, vision, and life), a 401(k) plan, profit sharing, paid vacation, and holidays.
DHL Supply Chain is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Forklift And Clamp Truck Driver (3Rd Shift)
Founded in 1907 Japs-Olson is an industry leader in direct mail services and commercial printing. Our purpose is to move ideas from our customers' minds to the world. To accomplish this, we need enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to support our team. Japs-Olson offers benefits that start your first day of employment as well as great opportunities for advancement.
We are currently seeking a 3rd shift (10pm-6 am) Warehouse Forklift Driver/Clamp Truck Operator. This position will involve operating sit-down forklifts and clamp trucks to move materials throughout the production floor.
Drive forklifts and clamp trucks moving rolls of paper
Deliver material to production floor
Ensure requisitions reach designated spot in timely fashion
Accurately load finished mail using the mail loading system
Inventory Material within the WMS
Follow management system procedures, 5S and Standard Work instructions
Previous forklift and clamp truck experience, minimum 6 months+
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and in team environment
Strong attention to detail
Able to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work overtime as needed (some months of the year require 10 or 12 hour shifts as needed)
Health Savings Account (HSA)
401(k) savings plan
Life insurance, AD& D
Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
Must pass a physical, drug screen and background check prior to start
Forklift Clamp Truck Driver
What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.
0.1 Forklift Driver locate and transport corrugated stock to the converting machines, and perform other service functions to support converting operations.
0.2 Truckers report to the converting shift supervisor for the shift to which they are assigned.
1.0 Primary FL Driver duties / responsibilities include:
1.1 - following all safety rules and practices;
1.2 - reading factory work orders, converting schedules, and other documents to learn customer requirements;
1.3 - locating and conveying stock from in-process storage areas to the converting machines;
1.3a - bringing other than corrugator start-up stacks to the machines to start runs;
1.3b - obtaining the machine operator's direction for orienting / turning stock;
1.4 - operating conveyor transfer carts;
1.5 - maintaining organized in-process inventories;
1.6 - communicating line-ups to other shifts;
1.7 - working with shipping associates to obtain stock from sheet and/or finished goods storage areas as needed for converting operations;
1.8 - conveying nonessential stock to alternate storage areas as needed;
1.9 - keeping the supervisor informed of any problems and/or unusual situations;
1.10 - maintaining work areas to plant standards of housekeeping;
1.11 - maintaining teamwork with converting machine crews and other associates;
1.12 - following prescribed practices in all circumstances; and
1.13 - performing other duties as assigned by supervision.
2.0 The qualifications for truckers are the ability to perform the duties / responsibilities of the job with or without accommodation; the ability to read, write, and speak English; the ability to accurately read a measuring tape and ruler; the ability to use basic shop math; the ability to learn; and the ability to follow instructions, ask questions, and work effectively as a member of a team.
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.
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Clamp Truck Operator
The Clamp Truck Operator is responsible for operating material handling equipment for the purpose of moving, locating, relocating, stacking and counting merchandise. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the forklift and may also be required to perform order filler or order checker duties in addition to his or her own.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Unloads inbound shipments safely and moves product to storage locations
Stacks and stores merchandise in designated areas using a forklift, clamp, push-pull or other powered equipment
Pulls and prepares products for shipment
Ensures that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped
Performs picking duties in an efficient manner meeting customer service standards
Moves product from staging and/or storage areas into trailers
Operates all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods
Maintains appropriate records and reports to guarantee inventory control and security
Assists in physical inventories
Ensures proper stock rotation
Conducts cycle counts as requested
Must have Excel knowledge plus general computer knowledge.
At least 1 year experience forklift experience and/or using warehouse distribution equipment
Willingness to become forklift certified
Attention to detail
Excellent customer service skills
- Must be able to lift and/or pull 50 lbs without restr
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Clamp Truck Operator
Are you searching for a career in production and manufacturing? If so, this may be the position for you! Georgia-Pacific in La Mirada, CA is hiring a Clamp Truck Operator. The Clamp Truck Operator creates value by loading corrugated packaging products into delivery trucks, unloading materials into the facility warehouse, and delivering inventory to production areas efficiently and safely which assists in the manufacturing of corrugated products.
Successful employees in this role demonstrate teamwork, initiative and adherence to all safety standards and codes.
A Day in the Life Typically Includes:
Adhering to company safety policies and encouraging other associates to do so as well
Safely operating forklift and/or other machinery in order to complete tasks such as loading, unloading, sorting, staging and transporting products
Working cooperatively and productively with the team in order to complete assigned tasks
What do you need?
High school diploma or GED
One (1) year or more of work experience in a manufacturing, military, landscaping, carpentry, construction, warehouse, production or farming environment
Willing and able to work in a hot, humid, cold and noisy environment
Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations
Willing and able to wear the necessary Personal Protection equipment (PPE) (i.e. hard hats, safety glasses, face shield, chemical suit, respirator, ear plugs, hearing protection, steel-toe boots or safety shoes and other PPE required by specific jobs)
Willing and able to work any shift, holidays, weekends and overtime as needed
What would put you ahead?
Experience using a roll clamp attachment on a forklift
Experience operating a forklift
Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?
We're part of your everyday life. From the walls of your home to the Dixie® plates on your table, the boxes at your local grocery store or the Quilted Northern® in your bathroom, there's a good chance a Georgia-Pacific product is nearby. We need people like you: People who can help us make life's simple necessities better.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf
Clamp And Reach Operator
Axiom Staffing is currently partnering with a distribution center in the Pooler, GA area and is searching for qualified Clamp and Reach Operators.
- 1 year experience on a clamp and/or reach truck required
- RF Scanner experience preferred
- Available Shifts (Monday- Friday):
- 1st Shift- 7:30am- 4:30pm
- 2nd Shift- 4:30pm- 1:30am
- Fast-paced warehouse setting - unload product using a clamp or reach truck
- Stack and place products throughout the warehouse in designated racks and locations
- Pick correct orders and use RF scanner
- Load and unload containers
1 year experience on a clamp and/or reach truck required
RF scanning experience preferred
Previous experience in a distribution or manufacturing setting
Long-term, career-oriented opportunities
Full benefits package once permanent
Our Mission: Our mission is to provide high quality health services that improve the lives of all we serve. MAJOR FUNCTION: The Operating Room Coordinator is integral in evaluating and continuously improving service and care delivery related to quality, safety and efficiency for the surgical disciplines served. The Operating Room Coordinator Coordinates patient care for surgical patients. Coordination includes: ??? interfacing with surgeons, anesthesia providers, vendors, staff, unit leaders and various departments across surgical services and the hospital ??? oversite with regards to patient scheduling, specific staff education for disciplines served, assuring appropriate staffing, equipment, technology coordination, supplies for disciplines served . QUALIFICATIONS: A. Education: BSN, Required RNFA, Required MSN, Preferred B. Experience: 3-5 Years in OR Circulating, Scrubbing and first assisting for disciplines served. 1-2 year previous coordination, leadership or education experience for disciplines served C. Certification/Licensure: Current licensure in the State of New Jersey American Heart Association BLS required CNOR preferred CRNFA preferred Essential job responsibilities are identified by an *. 1. *Provides safe environment of care
Follows INSPIRA safety policies and procedures
Minimizes security risks for self, coworkers, patients and visitors
Follows INSPIRA plan for hazardous materials
Follows INSPIRA procedure in event of emergency/disaster
Follows INSPIRA Life Safety - role in fire drills/response to fire
Safely and effectively utilizes equipment required to perform the job
Follows INSPIRA policy in event of utility failure 2. *Reduces risk of nosocomial infections in patients, employees and visitors.
Follows INSPIRA policies and procedures for control of infections 3. *Interacts with patients, visitors, staff and outside agencies in professional manner
With patient satisfaction being our number one goal, all of us must become aware of the impact our attitude has not only upon our overall performance but also how the patients perceive us.
Displays calm, courteous, tactful manner at all times
Offers assistance to visitors
Displays understanding and warmth to patients/families
Seeks input from customers regarding expectations/needs 4. *Contributes to Improving Organizational Performance Activities
Participates actively on a unit-based or hospital team, as assigned
Recognizes change is on-going and is open to new approaches 5. *Promotes positive working relationships among supervisor, staff, and other departments
Takes initiative to resolve interpersonal conflicts independently
Uses effective, assertive communication skills
Assists with orientation and on-the-job training of new employees
Demonstrates willingness to assume additional tasks
Assists others in department as time and skills permit
Keeps supervisor/manager informed of status of activities, problems and new initiatives 6. *Interacts with all other departments to achieve Inspira Health Network???s mission
Provides requested information within a mutually agreed time frame
Seeks input from internal customers regarding expectations and needs 7. *Maintains strict confidentiality at all times as per Confidentiality Statement
Discusses patient/employee information in private area, only with those who need to know
Disposes of documents appropriately, shreds patient and other confidential documents
Keeps files secure
Provides information only with patient/employee authorization
Obtains name and phone number to call back to confirm caller when called for information 8. *Identifies problems and develops recommendation for resolution
Implements appropriate action as prepared by training/education/experience
Refers issues unable to resolve to supervisors, others as designated
Follows chain of command 9. *Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize tasks
Completes work assignment on time as directed by policy/supervisor
Identifies priorities and develops work plan accordingly to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency, and adapts plan as necessary with changes in work load
Seeks input from supervisor and re-negotiates deadline when unable to meet deadlines
Remains flexible and open to changes in work assignment and schedule
Assesses work situation, considers various alternatives and chooses appropriate course of action, demonstrating professional competency, analytical ability, good communication skills. 10. *Assumes personal responsibility for ongoing professional growth and development
Accepts responsibility for own actions
Meets goals identified in performance evaluation
Attends all mandatory inservices as per INSPIRA policy
Attends a minimum of one job specific inservice or continuing education program annually
Attends minimum of one outside professional education program annually as available
Maintains licensure/certification as mandated by INSPIRA policy
Reviews current literature in field 11. *Participates in department planning activities, as requested
Actively gives input/makes suggestions for improvement
Evaluates relevant data
Considers alternatives in objective manner
Attends a minimum of 50 percent of department staff meetings; reviews and signs minutes of meetings missed 12. *Participates in committees, as assigned
Actively supports goals, provides information, and recommendations
Follows through with assignments in time specified 13. *Adheres to INSPIRA human resources policies
Complies with INSPIRA policy on attendance and lateness
Reports to work as assigned according to scheduling guidelines
Appearance is professional and complies with INSPIRA dress code
Wears ID badge at all times 14. *Maintains clear and orderly work area
Maintains and operates assigned equipment according to manufacturer???s instruction
Removes unnecessary paper/supplies
Reorders supplies as needed
Practices cost-effective use of equipment, supplies and other resources JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES 15.
- Develop and implement standardized work flows for disciplines serviced
Standardize the equipment location, operating room layout and instrument trays.
Standardize patient flow throughout entire process from scheduling to post- operative care. 16.
- Maintains an up-to-date list of equipment/supplies kept/stocked for surgical disciplines serviced.
Communicates with OR supply chain personnel to assure appropriate par levels.
Proactively provides updates/education for staff, surgeons and unit leaders
Develop an efficient restocking system to ensure supplies are readily available.
Coordinates for new equipment and supplies for new surgeons and procedures for disciplines serviced
Coordinates loaner instrumentation
Implements necessary process 17.
- Designate instruments and accessory selections for disciplines served and maintains up-to-date instrument count sheets and accurate surgeon preference cards for disciplines serviced
Coordinates education for SPD, Operating Room, and Surgeons
Communicates all changes in a proactive manner 18.
Develop and implement interdisciplinary process improvements to improve patient care for disciplines serviced in an on-going manner. 19.
Develop and implement interdisciplinary educational programs for disciplines serviced
Education and orientation for new staff and staff new to disciplines serviced.
Develop and implement interdisciplinary mock drills related to disciplines served
Develops and maintains educational tools - develop and implement patient education tools for preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative, and home going care
Develop and implement education for physician office, PAT, Holding, PACU, OR, team members for disciplines serviced. - interface with administrative leaders, vendors, surgeons and anesthesia providers to implement marketing and community education related to the disciplines served 20.
- Functions as a Leader
Assists surgeons with the implementation of electronic order sets related to the disciplines served
Acts as a leader related to the electronic medical record for the staff, surgeons, and anesthesia providers
Acts as a role model - - 21.
- Provides Patient Care in the RNFA Capacity Acts as a first assistant in surgery when resident or surgeon coverage is not available
Assesses for proximity of nerves and adjacent critical structures when activating the electrosurgical (ESU) active electrode or other devices and when placing surgical instrumentation.
Assesses and monitors hemostasis and blood loss.
Monitors and protects against contamination of the surgical site and sterile field.
Assists with reexamining the wound and sterile field for questionable retained surgical items.
Shares knowledge of surgeons' preferences of planned surgical procedure, needed supplies, and specialized equipment to minimize waste and improve efficiency in the delivery of care
Coordinates and manages patient care throughout the perioperative continuum consistent with RNFA practice. 4
Accepts delegated medical functions as defined within the RNFA scope of practice.
Demonstrates situational monitoring, attention to detail, thoroughness, and concentrated focus during the surgical procedure. - . Recognizes anatomical abnormalities that may affect the surgical intervention.
Uses safe methods for exposure of the surgical site, including use of retractors and other instruments, retraction sutures, and packing materials as dictated by procedural need.
Uses effective problem- solving techniques and decision-making abilities when encountering unfamiliar situations.
Maintains flexibility and adaptability when emergencies or unanticipated events occur.
Implements conservative surgical techniques when hemoglobin (Hgb), hematocrit (HCT), and blood availability are compromised.
Uses acquired knowledge to anticipate, prevent, and respond to circumstances that could compromise the patient's well being.
Verifies operative procedure, surgical site, and laterality.
Follows health care organization policy for preoperatively identifying correct surgical site.
Participates in the Universal Protocol (eg, preoperative verification, time out) for each operative or invasive procedure.
Delays surgical procedure if any discrepancy among parties, patient history and physical, consents, or scheduled procedure occurs.
Participates in positioning the patient in collaboration with the surgeon, anesthesia professional, and other members of the perioperative team.
Uses safe positioning principles during preparation, application and removal of positioning devices.
Assists with transferring the patient safely (eg, locks transport vehicle wheels; secures IV lines, catheters, feeding tubes; protects patient???s extremities; uses transfer devices correctly).
Functions as first assistant to the primary surgeon during operative or other invasive procedures and 5 throughout the perioperative continuum in accordance with scope of practice, credentials, privileges, education, and experience.
Demonstrates physical capacity, visual acuity, dexterity, and fine motor skills necessary to provide first-assisting behaviors to the surgeon.
Uses surgical instruments safely and correctly.
Applies safe tissue handling, dissection, or cutting techniques based on assessment of tissue location, type, and patient's health status.
Performs specialized tissue handling, dissection, or cutting techniques under the direction of the operating surgeon. (eg, trocar placement, preparation of allografts, saphenous vein harvesting).
Considers anatomical and physiological implications when selecting, placing, and moving retractors to provide surgical site exposure and reduce tissue injury.
Chooses suturing material and techniques (eg, knot tying, ligation of vessels, wound closure) based on physician preference, density of tissue, support for suture line, potential tissue necrosis, need to evert skin edges, and cosmetic effect.
Demonstrates proficiency in knot-tying techniques with various suture materials.
Demonstrates proficiency in skin stapling techniques by assessing blood supply of tissues to be stapled, inspection of staple line, and applying skin staples correctly.
Suctions surgical site as necessary to remove smoke, blood, and fluids from the site to improve visualization and decrease biohazard exposure.
Packs wound if applicable.
Initiates actions according to health care organization policy if surgeon becomes incapacitated (eg, protecting the surgical wound, maintaining hemostasis, ensuring sterility of the surgical field) until a replacement surgeon accepts responsibility.
Minimizes the length of the operative or invasive procedure and maximizes surgeon???s efficiency of movement within the surgical wound.
Takes measures to become familiar with surgical procedure, surgeon's approach, and relevant anatomy and physiology.
Anticipates wound exposure needs by positioning retractors, controlling bleeding, suctioning, and using counter-traction techniques.
Demonstrates manual dexterity when handling surgical instruments within the wound.
Recognizes anatomical abnormalities that may affect the surgical intervention.
Implements and maintains sterile technique to prevent patient exposure to microorganisms and other particulates.
Maintains a sterile field, and isolates the operative site from the surrounding non-sterile environment.
Identifies breaks in sterile technique and communicates to surgeon and preoperative team.
Corrects breaks in sterile technique.
Protects patient from thermal, electrical, chemical, or mechanical injury throughout the perioperative continuum.
Verifies that instruments function properly (eg, vascular jaws intact and aligned, hemostat clamps close properly). 6
Places heat sources (eg, light cords, telescopes, ESU active electrode) in locations that are not in contact with or near the patient, flammable materials, or oxygen enriched areas.
Identifies the correct mode (ie, monopolar or bipolar) and function (ie, cut or coagulation) for electrosurgery.
Activates ESU electrode after assessing for proximity of nerves and adjacent critical structures.
Recognizes untoward patient responses or sensitivities to chemical agents used.
Recognizes need to adapt surgical technique to prevent injury caused by laser sources.
Applies casting materials, dressings, and immobilizing devices properly and in accordance with the health care organization policy, scope of practice, privileges, clinical guidelines, education, experience, and manufacturer???s instructions for use.
Participates in intraoperative fire assessment.
Implements hemostasis techniques.
Assesses and monitors hemostasis and blood loss.
Applies pressure to control hemorrhage as indicated.
Uses instrumentation to control bleeding vessels.
Coagulates bleeding vessels with electrosurgical devices.
Assesses blood flow to determine if chemical hemostasis is indicated.
Applies the chemical hemostat based on the specific situation, patient???s sensitivities or allergies, and according to the manufacturer's instructions for use.
Implements measures to prevent injury related to retained surgical items
Uses only radiopaque surgical items in the surgical wound.
Communicates placement and removal of surgical items in the wound to the perioperative team.
Verbally acknowledges awareness of the start of the closing count process and removes unneeded soft goods and instrumentation from the surgical field.
In collaboration with the surgeon, performs a methodical wound exploration when closing counts are initiated.
The RNFA acquires and maintains specialized knowledge and skill in perioperative nursing practice.
Completes an RNFA orientation according to the health care facility policy and procedure.
Identifies anatomy and physiology relative to RNFA practice.
Maintains competency and documents necessary to support competence as an RNFA (eg, log of assisting hours, documentation of contact hours)
Practices first assisting in accordance with professional standards, state and federal laws and regulations, and accreditation standards.
Bases professional and practice behaviors on the scope of practice for the specific job category as defined by the state, professional practice standards, and facility guidelines to practice.
Maintains current knowledge of ANA standards, AORN standards and recommended practices and position statements.
Complies with healthcare organization policies related to RNFA practice and provides care consistent with facility policies and procedures.
Completes credentialing process and maintains clinical privileges as defined by the facility in which the RNFA practices.
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