Emerus

Surgical Technician (PRN) - Westminster

US-CO-Denver
2 months ago
ID
2017-6044
Denver (Westminster)
Type
PRN
Shift Type
Days

About Us

Emerus is a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of inpatient, surgical, and diagnostic medical health care. Specializing in the identification, development and management of improved-access community medical facilities, Emerus provides cost effective, scalable growth opportunities to large-scale, national health care systems throughout the United States. #lynn

 

By providing operationally efficient facilities and focused alignment with current health care trends, Emerus’ community-based hospitals prioritize limited inpatient stays, efficient emergency rooms and cost effective pricing in a smaller campus setting. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus has more than 1,000 employees, with expert concentrations in over 20 different fields throughout the medical industry.

Position Overview

The purpose of this position is to anticipate the needs of the surgical team.  Establishes and maintains sterile field during surgical procedures in the operating room. Participates as a central sterile department technician in the decontamination, washing, sterilizing and wrapping of instruments and scopes.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

  • Efficiently and effectively assists physician with operative procedures
    • Anticipates surgeon/physician’s needs both in preparing for procedures and during procedure
    • Demonstrates knowledge of specific responsibilities in intra-operative emergency situations.
  • Ensures sterility of all supplies and instruments during set up of surgical/invasive procedures.
  • Handles instruments in a manner which prolongs “life” of instrument.
  • Assists circulating nurse and surgical team in maintaining sterile environment.
  • Assists circulating nurse in gathering necessary surgical supplies and equipment. Is responsible for doing sponge, needle, and instrument count pre-operatively, intra-(as applicable) and post-operative with the circulating nurse. 
  • Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants.
  • Assists in keeping physician preference cards accurate/updated.
  • Retains all specimens to be sent to pathology, confirming source/name of specimen with surgeon.
  • Transports all surgical equipment to appropriate cleaning areas.  Assists in sterile supply with cleaning and reprocessing of instrument sets. 
  • Interacts appropriately and effectively with all patients/others regardless of age or ethnic background.
  • Uses Standard Universal Precautions, appropriate hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and safe practices to ensure personal safety and a safe environment.
  • Assists with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance and participates in emergency preparedness drills.
  • Follows all equipment and safety guidelines and is responsible for knowledgeable use and care of equipment.
  • Serves as a resource to other members of the health care team.
  • Attends in-services, conferences, and meetings as required.
  • Communicates effectively and courteously with visitors, physicians, and their office staffs, patients, and employees. Maintains patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy.
  • Maintains designated certifications such as CPR, as offered by the Hospital.
  • Acts in accordance with the vision, mission, and business philosophy of the Hospital.
  • Complies with Policies and Procedures, and adheres to safety guidelines to ensure a safe work and patient care      environment.

Other Job Functions

Reflective of Mission Statement:

 

To provide patients with better access to the same compassionate, high-quality, efficient acute medical care we would want for our families.

 

  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and professionally.
  • Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. 
  • He/she is able to identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for an infant, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient.
  • Maintains professional conduct and appearance.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma / GED;
  • Completion of a Scrub Technician Certification Program on an accredited campus.
  • Also two years’ experience as a Scrub Tech in multiple specialties or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in English; written and oral communication required.   

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