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Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Bosque Farms
Posted on: January 13, 2022

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, Albuquerque , SURGICAL TECH CERTIFIED, Healthcare , Bosque Farms, New Mexico

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