Surgical Tech Resource, Plastics and Neuro:
Centura Health

121231-en_US
Centura Health
Lakewood Colorado
Healthcare
Description

St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus.  If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply.  In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121231



Recruiter Contact: KatelinHazelwood@Centura.Org



Clinic/Department: 7211 SAH SURGERY 



Hospital: ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CAMPUS 



Schedule: Full Time



Shift: Variable


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. Coordinates functions and activities for all surgical specialties; maintains appropriate supplies, instruments, vendor needs, and physician preferences. Covers specialty service in absence of RN specialty leader. Assists in orienting new hires and training staff for the surgical specialties, i.e. procedures, equipment, new technology and changes in clinical practice. Participates in strategic planning and related implementation activities.



 



Minimum Education Requirements




  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Completion of an approved Surgical Technician program



 



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • Two years of surgical tech experience

  • Experience in a specialty field preferred

  • Computer skills required



 



License/Certifications




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

  • Current Colorado Surgical Technologist Registration



* 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




  • Certification in Surgical Technology from the National Board Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or Certification as a Tech in Surgery from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)



 



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. *

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

  • Effectively communicates with surgeon and nursing staff. Rounds frequently in the department to ensure and facilitate quality delivery of surgical care. *

  • 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. *

  • Tracks department equipment; reports any missing, broken or replacement needs to immediate supervisor. *

  • Ensures compliance by monitoring and coaching staff concerning CMS, Joint Commission, AORN, AST and AAMI standards. *

  • 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.

  • Participates in the interview and selection process for new staff. Provides feedback to leadership regarding staff performance. Assists with the orienting new staff and students. Assists with scheduling to maintain productivity standards. Provided ongoing training and mentoring for less experienced staff. *

  • 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, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly


 



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. 

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