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Surgical Technologist - Surgery Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint

The scrub technician’s primary function is to provide direct assistance to the surgeon during surgical procedures. The scrub technician also provides for the sterilization of instruments and supplies needed in the OR suite. The position is under the overall supervision of the Administrator/Director of Nursing and works under the direct supervision of the circulating nurse. The position responsibilities deal mainly with the sterility of instruments and supplies and the practice of aseptic technique in the OR.

I. POSITION DUTIES
  1. Patient Care: Provides safe patient care to the operative patient by being able to effectively assist the surgeon during surgical procedures.
  2. Aseptic Technique: Maintains sterile technique in the OR during surgical procedures and when processing instruments and supplies. 
  3. Communication: Effectively communicates with all members of the OR team.
  4. Inventory Control: Provides for the safe packaging of sterile supplies in adequate numbers to meet the needs of the surgery schedule. Restocks sterile room while observing proper ordering and storing of supplies.
  5. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles and practices of aseptic technique.
  6. Assumes responsibilities according to the operating room to which assigned.
  7. Scrubs for surgical procedures as assigned.
  8. Communicates to the circulating nurse any problems that arise during the surgical procedure.
  9. Demonstrates knowledge of equipment, instruments, supplies, and procedures.
  10. Assists with the cleaning of the operating room before and after surgical procedures.
  11. Responsible for cleaning, maintaining, and sterilizing instruments as assigned.
  12. Operates sterilizers as assigned and provides quality control documentation.
  13. Restocks sterile room and sink areas in hallway.
  14. Participates in orientation of new scrub technicians and helps to cross-train other scrub technicians in their own area of expertise.
  15. Contributes to the Quality Improvement Program as necessary.
  16. Participates in team meetings.
  17. Initiates sponge and sharp counts as necessary.
  18. Performs other duties as needed to ensure the safety and comfort of all patients as well as the efficient operation of the facility.
II. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
  1. Immediate Supervisor: Administrator/Nurse Manager Circulating RN.
III. CONTACT WITH OTHERS
  1. Internal: Staff in clinical operations, business office, and contract personnel.
  2. External: Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, patients, Physicians’ office staff, representatives of medical industry, consultants, and professional peers.
IV. POSITION CHARACTERISTICS

It is necessary to perform some overtime beyond regularly scheduled work hours to provide patient care. Additionally, some on-call duty may be required. Because of the nature of procedures in the O.R. and patient care issues, this job can be stressful and hectic.

V. POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Physical and mental - walking, standing, pushing, pulling, required to move patients. Potential exists for exposure to blood and body fluids as well as other hazardous materials. Personal protective equipment should be utilized as needed. Must have a thorough knowledge of operating room technique, possess strong organizational skills and flexibility, present good communication skills, have the ability to assess priorities, present a professional image, and be able to handle periods of stress.

VI. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Must know and be able to carry out aseptic technique. Must be able to anticipate surgeon’s needs and act accordingly. Must have a high degree of judgment and initiative, be able to follow instructions carefully, and be able to act in an efficient, effective, and rational manner in emergencies. Must have the ability to interact with other members of the surgical team in a cooperative and supportive manner. Must be aware of the need for discretion and ethical judgment. Must be able to get along with others.

VII. ASC INFORMATION – SURGERY CENTER AT FLAGSTAFF BONE & JOINT

Our newly constructed facility is proud to offer not only the latest in cutting-edge technology but also a tremendously talented family of physicians, clinical personnel, and business staff. Our staff is dedicated to delivering the best in ambulatory surgical care for our patients, the physicians, and the community at large. We are conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Flagstaff, AZ at 501 N. Switzer Canyon Drive. The Surgery Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint was developed with the vision of creating a center of excellence that provides exceptional care for patients and their loved ones. The facility has two, large operating rooms, one procedure room, ten pre-op/post-op bays and one 23-hour observation private recovery room. The Surgery Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint spans nearly 9,000 square feet and is designed to give patients, family, and friends a relaxing experience before, during, and after their procedure.

Please submit cover letter and CV to: Jacqueline Crites, RN Administrator Office Number: (928) 440-4310 Email: jcrites@fbjasc.com.

Radiology Technician - Surgery Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint

The primary responsibility of this position is to perform fluoroscopic procedures under general supervision of the surgeon performing procedures.

I. POSITION

A. To utilize knowledge of equipment and supplies needed while giving indirect patient care.

  1. Demonstrates and adheres to principles of aseptic techniques.
  2. Knowledgeable of all basic set-ups for procedures with x-rays needs.
  3. Assists in ensuring patient safety.

B. To perform the tasks

  1. Assists in set up of x-ray equipment in correlation with scrub tech and nurse in room.
  2. Assists with preparation, transportation, and monitoring of patients.
  3. Handles equipment correctly and checks for cleanliness and proper working condition.
  4. Maintains sterile field throughout the Surgery procedure.
  5. Performs room clean up following procedures as well as general housekeeping duties.
  6. Provides assistance in emergency situations as directed.

C. To function efficiently as a member of the Surgery team.

  1. Provides assistance to team members, physicians, and anesthesia personnel as needed (i.e., reliability, initiative, work relations, training needs.).
  2. Reviews physicians’ preference cards and updates as needed.
  3. Assists with stocking, preparation, and waste management of supplies.
  4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

D. To support quality activities.

  1. Develop communication skills and promote departmental relationships to ensure continuity of care.
  2. Participates in on-going committee and other educational programs to enhance patient care.
  3. Maintain BLS certification.
II. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

A. Immediate Supervisor: Administrator

III. CONTACT WITH OTHERS

A. Internal: Staff in Clinical and Business Office.

B. External: Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, Patients and Families, Representatives of Medical Industry.

IV. POSITION CHARACTERISTICS

It might be necessary to perform some overtime beyond regularly scheduled work hours to provide patient care. Additionally, some on-call duty may be required. Because of the nature of procedures in the O.R. and patient care issues, this job can be stressful.

V. POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Physical and mental – walking, standing, pushing, pulling, required to move patients. Potential exists for exposure to blood and body fluids as well as other hazardous materials. Personal protective equipment should be utilized as needed. Must have knowledge of operating room technique; possess strong organization skills and flexibility; present good communication skills; have the ability to assess priorities; present a professional image; and be able to handle periods of stress.

VI. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

The X-ray Technician must be a High School graduate or have completed a GED course. Must also be x-ray certified and have at least one-year experience. The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as function within a team; have a basic knowledge of surgery technique; assist in providing care for the Surgery patient; and must possess the ability to handle stress.

VII. ASC INFORMATION – SURGERY CENTER AT FLAGSTAFF BONE & JOINT

Our newly constructed facility is proud to offer not only the latest in cutting-edge technology but also a tremendously talented family of physicians, clinical personnel, and business staff. Our staff is dedicated to delivering the best in ambulatory surgical care for our patients, the physicians, and the community at large. We are conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Flagstaff, AZ at 501 N. Switzer Canyon Drive. The Surgery Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint was developed with the vision of creating a center of excellence that provides exceptional care for patients and their loved ones. The facility has two, large operating rooms, one procedure room, ten pre-op/post-op bays and one 23-hour observation private recovery room. The Surgery Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint spans nearly 9,000 square feet and is designed to give patients, family, and friends a relaxing experience before, during, and after their procedure.

Please submit cover letter and CV to: Jacqueline Crites, RN Administrator Office Number: (928) 440-4310 Email: jcrites@fbjasc.com