The Surgical Technologist assists in patient care activities under the direction of a registered nurse and according to the policies and procedures of the department. The trained technologist is assigned scrub duties, instrument processing/sterilization duties and specific patient care duties in relation to the complexity of the patient’s condition.
Minimum requirements include a high school graduation or equivalent; completion of a recognized surgical technologist training program; knowledge of and experience with processing/sterilizing surgical instruments; dedication to patient comfort, satisfaction, and safety; ability to work compatibly with physicians, RN’s and other staff members.
Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to twelve hours/day; frequently bend, stoop, twist; occasionally lift a maximum of 50 pounds, push (170 pound average) gurney occupied by patient, push/pull O.R. equipment (i.e. video cart); assist patients in moving from gurney or recliner to O.R. bed; assist in moving anesthetized patient from O.R. bed to gurney (normally, four people coordinate the lifting, pushing, pulling of the anesthetized patient from O.R. bed to gurney); possess manual dexterity to safely and efficiently handle instruments and pass instruments to surgeon. PPE (personal protective equipment) is provided, MSDS (material safety data sheets) on chemicals. Safely communicate with patient, coworker, and physician.
Both full time and part time hours are available*
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About Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
The physicians and staff of the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies have taken great pleasure in serving the people of northern Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska since our founding in 1969.
We strive to provide the very best medical and surgical care, based on patient involvement and education.
Our physicians have advanced (fellowship) training in the major orthopaedic specialties — hand, elbow, shoulder, spine, hip, knee, joint replacement, sports medicine, trauma, and foot/ankle. Orthopaedics is the diagnosis and treatment of bone, joint, tissue, and nerve disorders.
Our orthopaedic surgeons are also board-certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
We have facilities in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley on Colorado’s Front Range. We offer some same-day appointments in the clinics.
Our physicians also perform surgeries at our surgery centers and at the hospitals in Fort Collins and Loveland.
In addition to the three medical clinics, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies offers you:
Therapy Department — physical therapists, occupational therapists, and certified athletic trainers at Fort Collins and Loveland
Imaging Department — dig...ital X-ray (at Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley) and MRI (at our Fort Collins office)
Outpatient Surgery & Recovery Center — at our Fort Collins location
Casting and Splinting Services — at all three offices
We also strongly believe in community involvement, and we support and co-sponsor many community events, non-profit agencies, and schools and their athletic teams.