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Banner Health Surgical Technologist Services Coordinator in Queen Creek, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Queen Creek, Arizona

Department Name:

Surg-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

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The Peri-operative department surgical team is well known for our community focused culture and our collaborative team approach to deliver great patient care in the South East Region. We have been recognized for patient likely to recommend and patient satisfaction for several years, ranking first and second within the entire Banner System. This department covers both Banner Ironwood and Banner Goldfield. We have four rooms at Banner Ironwood and two and Banner Goldfield. There are active Endoscopy, Orthopedic, General, Gyn, urology and CMF programs. We are excited to offer a surgical robotic program for our community to have state of the art surgical care where they live.

This position is 40 hours a week with call and holiday requirements. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable.

Banner Ironwood Medical Center is committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of the southeast communities of metropolitan Phoenix. Our first patient tower has 47 beds, including eight LDR rooms and can accommodate up to 86 beds when fully equipped. We also feature a full service emergency department, four surgical suites and medical imaging services. With our 80-acre campus, more than 500 beds and supporting health services could be built on our site. This means an exceptional opportunity for you to establish a career where the potential for growth is limitless.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position selects and places surgical instruments, supplies and equipment during surgery. Scrubs and provides instruments, sutures, and other sterile supplies during surgical procedure. Serves as an informal leader to Surg Technol team, supporting the clinical work of the department.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Prepares for surgical procedures. Pulls appropriate instruments and supplies and ensures good working order of instruments. Reviews case carts for correct instruments and supplies. Plans ahead for upcoming surgical case needs.

  2. Anticipates the surgeon's needs. Passes instruments, retracts tissue and operates equipment during surgery.

  3. Demonstrates the principles of aseptic technique and universal precautions throughout the procedure. Disposes of sharps and trash and places used supplies into case cart for processing. Participates in counting of sharps, instruments and sponges. Prepares instruments for cleaning following each case.

  4. Ensures that all surgeon preference cards and pick lists are accurate. Evaluates quality and safety, seeking opportunities for improvement in patient care

  5. Assists with OR turnover between cases. Participates in stocking, replenishing supplies and cleaning operating rooms.

  6. May provide business support to the department including assigned administrative tasks.

  7. Provides clinical oversight for supplies, instruments and efficiency. Manages preference cards in coordination with key stakeholders involved. Ensures that all surgeon preference cards and pick lists are accurate. Evaluates quality and safety, seeking opportunities for improvement in patient care This role would serve as a point of contact for physicians, supply chain services and other stakeholders to help develop the clinical rationale for new products or equipment.

  8. Facilitates educational and onboarding support for new surg tech hires, physicians, resident physicians, students.

  9. This position follows safety procedures in regard to medication labeling, appropriate handling of specimens, appropriate handling of sharps, time-out procedure, radiation and laser safety, infection control, assembling and disassembling instruments. Participates in emergency call rotation. Internal customers are patients, surgeons, and nursing staff. External customers may include practicing physicians and patient families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and current basic life support certification.

Certified as a surgical technologist and 3 years of experience OR has 10 or more years of experience in a surgical technologist role. Where applicable must be registered with State Regulatory Agency.

The position requires manual dexterity and the ability to maintain professional decorum in highly stressful emergent situations. The position requires the ability to be conscientious, organized, and orderly and the ability to respond quickly to the needs of the surgeon and patient. Must stay abreast of new developments in the field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

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