Catholic Health Initiatives PERIOPERATIVE PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT (Anesthesia) Full Time: 2p-10p (P000136872) in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

PERIOPERATIVE PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT (Anesthesia) Full Time: 2p-10p (P000136872)



The Surgical Patient Care Associate is a multi-skilled staff member who advances through the Memorial SPCA Training Program to become a vital perioperative support team member under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Essential Duties :

  • Performs treatments and patient care procedures.

  • Performs or assists ADLs according to Patient Plan of Care.

  • Performs or assists in procedures/treatments according to Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual.

  • Responds to patient call lights and emergency lights in a timely manner.

  • Documents care provided according to hospital policy.

  • Provides care according to developmental age.

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary for the patient/customer appropriate to neonate, child, adolescent




  • High school diploma or equivalent, Nursing Assistant or surgery experience preferred;

  • Surgery Specific Education: Memorial SPCA Orientation Program

Licensure or Certification:

  • American Heart Associations (AHA) BCLS Certification required.


  • Six months experience preferred


  • Use of general patient care equipment and communication equipment.

  • Use of unit-specific equipment (computers, copiers, etc.).

  • Good telephone and communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changes in health care technology.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Use of appropriate PPE and Safe Patient Handling Devices

Additional Responsibilities :

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community


This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity. CBCHI

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule 2p-10p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 73

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0169255

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.