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Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Algodones
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: Assist in the nursing care and preparation of surgical patients. Function as a member of the sterile team in donning gown and gloves, creating and maintaining a sterile field, and issuing instruments to surgeons. Act as a preceptor, and provide service coordination. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups. Accountability: PCMH/PCSP - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable

EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Work with staff team to gather necessary supplies, equipment and instruments

EQUIPMENT - Set up tables, instruments and supplies required for specific operations

PATIENT CARE - Assist in preparing and draping of patient and operating area; prepare and maintain sterile field for surgical procedures

DATA - Maintain and assist with computerized data and charting, probing, and digital x-rays; maintain dental laboratory slips and check in lab cases

SPECIMENS - Assist in maintenance and care of specimens; prepare specimens for laboratory analysis

EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Decontaminate all equipment, instruments, and supplies

PATIENT CARE - Assist with table equipment, patient positioning, and application of plaster casts and dressings

DOCUMENTATION - Document all patient care activities

STOCK - Perform restocking duties as necessary

TRAINING - Act as preceptor for new technicians

SPECIAL PROCEDURES - Function as a service coordinator with RN for special procedure preparations

SPECIAL PROCEDURES - Maintain suture levels and assist in high level surgical procedures including vascular/aneurysm surgical procedures

DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Surgical Tech program graduate with Certification

Licensure/Certification Requirements: Nationally recognized Surgical Technology Certification

CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

Experience Requirements - Preferred: 1 and 1/2 year (18 months) directly related experience

Bilingual English/Spanish

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

Physical Demands Requirements: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Testing Requirements: Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

Working Conditions Requirements: Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

May be required or is required to perform on-call duties

Department: Operating Room

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Rio Rancho , SURGICAL TECH - CERTIFIED, Healthcare , Algodones, New Mexico

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