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Providence Health & Services Certified First Assist Surgical Technician in Kodiak, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Certified First Assist Surgical Technician ( Operating Room Dept, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position, you will:

  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon, as well as emergency and unusual circumstances, acts accordingly to expedite the surgery, and initiates corrective actions.

  • Provides for the comfort and safety of the patient during the operation. Anticipates the need for supplies, and identifies developing emergency situations, and initiates actions to assist in the care of the patient. Operates all equipment, including the preparation of hemeostatic and blood replacement products and devices.

  • Appropriately identifies and safely transports patients to and from the Operating Room according to procedure.

  • Sets up surgical equipment. Selects and prepares appropriate equipment, suture, and stapling devices for procedures.

  • Picks up and receives soiled equipment. Sorts, unloads and decontaminates equipment and instruments according to procedure.

  • Loads, operates and unloads steam autoclaves and aerators according to procedure. Identifies and documents any variance in color of wrap, visible moisture or mechanical malfunction after sterilization is complete.

  • Assembles trays, basin sets, packages, instruments, and prepares items for terminal sterilization.

  • Packages and sterilizes dressings and special items according to written procedure or request.

  • Assembles case carts for Surgical Services using preference card system. Orders, receives, and stores supplies in designated areas.

  • Embraces the Providence Service Standards in all aspects of position. Presents and conducts self in a professional manner. Provides support to coworkers and customers while demonstrating service excellence by building positive interpersonal relations to ensure productive and positive relationships are maximized. Develops a deep understanding of customer’s perspectives and needs and works to meet their expectations. Builds a culture of true caring by behavior and interactions with others.

  • Communicates in a compassionate and professional manner to patients, families and visitors. Demonstrates professional interpersonal skills and cooperates with other departments and members of the care delivery team to provide optimal continuity of care to patients and their families. Demonstrates commitment to teamwork and interacts harmoniously with others. Collaborates to ensure team success. Supports new orientees in learning department routines.

  • Utilizes available resources. Recognizes errors/problems and takes corrective action. Demonstrates effective priority setting and organization skills to promote department flow and cost efficiency. Ensures smooth, efficient services and maximizes comfort and confidentiality for the patient. Anticipates and prioritizes workflow and adjusts work assignments to prevent delays and meet work flow demands. Assists with problems resolutions.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and support of quality improvement goals. Participates in department, facility and organizational projects or committees as assigned.

  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma and Accredited Surgical Tech program or Military Surgical Tech program

  • 6 months professional experience in an Operating Room in an acute care setting

  • 1 year Experience as an Operating Room Surgical Tech.

  • National certification as a Certified First Assistant Surgical Technician required.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) within 90 days upon hire.

About Kodiak Island Medical Center

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC) provides comprehensive health care to residents and visitors of Kodiak Island. This critical access hospital features 25 acute care beds, including four birthing suites, one OB triage room, and two ICU beds. In addition, the Elder House, PKIMC’s long term care facility, has 22 beds.

PKIMC provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency department, surgery, laboratory services, maternity, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, specialty clinics, diagnostic imaging services and pharmacy and is staffed by a mix of primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists who provide family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, radiology and general practice.

For more information regarding Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, please click on the following link: http://providence-kodiakhealthcare.jobs/

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 247372

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