Surgical Technologist - Located in Aspen, CO
Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Glenwood Springs
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen
Valley Hospital is a twenty-five bed community hospital that
represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of
a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center.
Our Award Winning Hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO,
includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a
difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we
are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient
care of any hospital across the country.
AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective
means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and
to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to
better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires
COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.
This position offers:
Generous relocation / sign on bonus, highly competitive pay, fully
furnished temporary housing for up to 90 days to assist with
relocation, minimal call (one week night per week plus every 5th
weekend), free on-call studio units, working side by side world
renown orthopedic physicians (Steadman Clinic), guaranteed hours
(no mandatory down staffing, EVER), excellent benefits package, 4 x
10s via a Days Shift (Mon-Fri) only (no nights or weekends except
when on call), and access to four of North Americas top ski resorts
at your doorstep.
Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
- Maintains sterile field and instrumentation for all surgical
procedures. Prepares the operating room and supplies for each
surgical case in a neat and efficient manner.
- Works collaboratively with others within the department to
ensure an efficient, professional and respectful environment.
- Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and
family assessment and problem identification, plans care
accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care.
- Always follows all surgical procedures to assure adherence to
AORN guidelines for sterile processes and proper instrument
preparation and decontamination.
- For each case scheduled, arranges and sets up unsterile as well
as sterile equipment in adherence to AORN guidelines and per
physicians preference card.
- Daily provides a safe, clean and well-stocked department.
- Assists with any specialty case by maintaining stock and
ordering specialty items as indicated.
- Daily, well in advance of need, communicates with Director or
charge nurse for any supply, repair and or equipment need.
- Properly cleans, decontaminates and disposes of all used,
contaminated equipment per policy.
- Delivers equipment safely and in an organized fashion to
Sterile Processing for decontamination and sterile processing.
- Monitors all sterile qualities and indicators for
instrumentation and equipment used while maintaining all sterility
logs for steam, Sterad and Steris processing.
- Responsible for working on Policies and Procedures, Preference
Cards and other needed projects as assigned by the Director or
Charge Nurse for the department when not engaged in cases.
- Responsibly document Charges in both the EMR, as well as, when
Pulling /Taking supplies for cases through Pyxis.
- Shows competency with all equipment, systems or procedures that
are performed within the Perioperative Services Department.
- Current Colorado Surgical Technologist license required
- Current BLS certification required
- Surgery Tech NCCT preferred
- 2 years recent O.R. experience required
- 2 years of Ortho experience preferred
Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of
experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition
team will help you understand how your direct experience will be
Pay range for new hires: $35.00 - $38.32/hr
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous Paid Time Off,
Health Insurance within your first 30 days, Retirement, and much
more can be viewed here.
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