Surgical Technologist

    Published
    November 21, 2019
    Location
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    Category
    Job Type
    State
    Colorado
    Region
    Southwest

    Description

    We are seeking candidates for a full Time Surgical Technologist opportunity for a western Colorado hospital
    Pay range is $21.88 – $34.57 per hour.
    Range with First Assistant certification is $25.38 - $40.61 per hour.
    Sign on bonus of $6,000 paid out over 2 years.
    Relocation reimbursement of up to $3,000.

    About the area:
    This beautiful Western Colorado community is nestled within easy reach of a remarkably vast selection of vacation experiences. Thus, the slogan “Stay here. Play everywhere.”
    This town is literally surrounded by an endless variety of prospects for exploration and adventure. Shake off the road at the Rec Center, the newest and largest recreational center on the Western Slope. Featuring a 5,000 sq ft, fully equipped weight room and fitness center, indoor walk/jog track, cool-water lap pool with a slackline and drop slide, warm water leisure pool with a lazy river, playground, and zero-depth entry beach, and two-story slide, and so much more. There is something for everyone!
    Exhilarating wilderness trek throw in some cultural sites or a round of golf and finish the day at one of the local restaurants or brewpubs (see special offers included in your bag). Families can keep downtime at bay by mixing in a little something for everyone – shopping, fishing, biking, photography, camping, swimming, motor-sports –
    you get the idea!
    Position Overview:
    Functions as an instrument technician, coordinating and assembling appropriate instrumentation for each individual case, passing instrumentation, appropriate medications, and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. Follows the established plan of care and provides direct surgical care interventions within the scope of practice. Works under the supervision of the OR Clinical Coordinator, Director of Surgical Services and/or RN (Circulator). Collaborates with unit/hospital staff and other health professionals.

    Essential Functions:
    a) Uses acceptable standards of practice based on AORN/AST Standards to help the individual/family identify and meet basic health need and to achieve a positive surgical outcome.
    b) Works independently as a Scrub Technician displaying expert knowledge of surgical instrumentation for a variety of cases.
    c) Understands surgical techniques and recognizes breaks in techniques.
    d) Works closely with the Circulating RN to assist Surgeon to perform cases in a timely manner and organizes work to reduce downtime between cases.
    e) Promotes a climate in which patients can act in their own interest or intervenes when they are unable to do so.
    f) Uses nursing process, in collaboration with the Circulating RN, to provide patients education and patient care planning.
    g) Uses available resources to help bring a better understanding of specific surgical processes to fellow workers.
    h) Works to achieve desired health care outcomes by effectively utilizing human and material resources.
    i) Is accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to nursing practice across all roles, within the scope of practice.
    j) Other duties as assigned.

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