Surgical Tech

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer.   As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients.  Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others.  The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/



 



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 113537



Recruiter Contact: [email protected]



Clinic/Department: 7211 PAH SURGERY 



Hospital: PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL 



Schedule: Full Time



Shift: Evenings


Position Summary



The Surgical Tech works under the supervision of the surgeon and RN. Assists surgical team during operative procedures by arranging and inventorying sterile set-up of instruments, equipment and supplies for surgical cases and passing items to surgeons and nurses as needed. Assists in preparing and moving patients and sterilizing and cleaning instruments, equipment and rooms.



Minimum Education Requirements




  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Completion of an approved Surgical Technician program preferred



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • Basic Computer skills required

  • One year of experience in a surgical setting preferred Experience in a specialty field preferred



License/Certifications




  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

  • Current Colorado Surgical Technologist Registration for associates working in Colorado

  • A person performing Surgical Tech functions within the scope of another Colorado license, certification, or registration does not need to register as a Surgical Tech



Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an *)




  • Uses physician preference card to identify supplies and equipment needed for the scheduled surgical or emergency procedures. Updates preference cards with any necessary changes.*

  • Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for procedure.*

  • Prepares solutions and medications used. Properly labels and reports amounts used for charting.*

  • Prepare back table and mayo stand anticipating needs of the surgeon and through the use of the surgeon’s preference card.*

  • Provides supplies or equipment upon request for the surgeon, nurses and/or anesthesiologist.*

  • Assist with draping sterile field; drapes and covers operating and instrument tables.*

  • Performs appropriate counts with circulator prior to the operation, before incision is closed and as needed.*

  • Delivers surgical specimens/cultures from operative field to circulating nurse.*

  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure by checking package integrity, indicators and opening procedures.*

  • Prepares and sterilizes supplies and equipment used in surgical procedures.*

  • Reviews and replaces supplies in the surgical case following a procedure. Discards expired medications per protocol.*

  • Assists with terminal cleaning of operating room. Puts equipment, supplies and instruments away as required. Assists in prepping room for the next patient.*

  • Holds retractors or instruments, sponges or suctions operative site, applies electrocautery to clamps on bleeders, cuts suture material, connects drains to suction apparatus and applies dressings to a wound.*

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy.*

  • Effectively communicates with surgeon and nursing staff.*

  • Anticipates possible problems or complications that could arise during case. Adjusts quickly and prepares for emergent cases that change work flow.*

  • Performs all duties in a conscientious, courteous and caring manner to maintain positive customer relations.*

  • Maintains efficiency under stress and with irregular working hours.*

  • Adheres to department procedures and acceptable protocols.*

  • Applies knowledge of the dress code related to Standard Precautions and consistently wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).*

  • Reports any life safety issues, environmental concerns or process deviation to immediate supervisor.*

  • Participates in quality improvement, evidence based practice and research activities.*

  • Participates in professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of patient care and staff development. Seeks specialty service learning opportunities and growth for advancement.

  • Assists with the education of new staff and students.*

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements.*

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.*



Physical Requirements



Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, 


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Company
Centura Health
Posted
03/24/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Denver, Colorado 80210, US