Denver Health Cert Surgical Tech Operating Room* in Denver, Colorado

Job Summary Under the close supervision of a RN, participates as a member of the perioperative nursing team by performing direct and indirect perioperative nursing tasks for patients having pediatric, adult, and geriatric surgical and endoscopy procedures. Performs tasks related to picking supplies and equipment for surgical cases. Scrubs for minor/major/complex surgical procedures. Provides assistant circulator services for major/complex procedures. Transports patients. May be assigned to work in sterile processing department and/or operating room as required. Under the close supervision of a qualified surgeon, the surgical technologist performs second assisting duties during the surgical procedures (holding retractors and passing instrumentation). Performs technical tasks other than cutting, clamping, and suturing tissues.

Minimum Qualifications Education: High school diploma or GED and a graduate of a Surgical Technology School. Experience: Typically, one year experience in health care. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and the ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments and ( medications, if credentialed to do so) as directed. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, employees, physicians and the public. Ability to assist the RN in the patient holding area and perform perioperative skin preparation tasks. Ability to precept new hire surgical technologists and/or RN's learning scrub roles. Ability to assist with the application of casts and splints. Ability to perform OR environmental maintenance duties. Ability to perform all technical tasks that support clinical operations. The primary focus of this position is the scrub person, sterile processing functions, picking for surgical cases, and precepting role. Certifications and Licenses: Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. Successful completion of a Surgical Technologist program with Surgical Technologist Certification.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.

Area of Interest: Technicians

Shift Type: Varies

Requisition ID: 47037

Employment Type: Full-Time

Minimum: $20.81

Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years

Mid-point: $26.01

Education Required: High School Diploma/GED

Maximum: $31.21

Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required: Cert Surg Tech DORA, (AHA) BLS card required to st