The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Department of Surgery, Division of Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery is seeking a Surgical Technologist to assists with surgical procedures; provision of therapeutic, preventive and emergency patient care duties; and preparation, operation and maintenance of routine and complex equipment, instruments and supplies. All duties are done under the direction of a surgeon.
This position works with the Surgeon in the OR as a primary responsibility. This position also provides direct support in the clinic including patient care, administrative, clerical, and other duties as needed. This position is full time and located in the University of Iowa Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery clinic in Cedar Rapids, IA. The individual will accompany the Surgeon to hospitals throughout Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, Iowa.
Duties to include:
* Prepare surgical area for patient care and anticipate the needs of the surgical team
* Apply knowledge related to emergency situations and surgical procedures in the operating room
* Demonstrate understanding of principles of medical and surgical asepsis; recognize and communicate breaks in aseptic technique
* Provide for proper care and handling of equipment, instruments, supplies and implants (E/I/S/I)
* Demonstrate knowledge of various surgical equipment and advanced surgical instrumentation
* Demonstrate competency in performance of delegated technical functions and clinical activities, in accordance with institutional policies
* Assist with the provision of patient care with regard to the patient's condition and age
* Exhibit high level of collaboration with peers in making decisions related to surgical patient care
* Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relations to anticipating the needs of the patient and surgeon * Implement measures to prevent potential patient problems/complications and reports unusual incidents
* Assist with documentation according to department/division standard under the direction of Surgeon
* Perform computer functions within scope of role as defined by the individual unit
* Assist the surgeon in all aspects of the procedure as directed and supervised by the surgeon
* Follow changes in patient care protocol based on research findings
* Participate in and contribute to unit staff meetings and in-service programs
* Perform other special projects and tasks as assigned
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United State's - Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
The Department of Surgery is responsible for providing services for patients before, during, and after surgery. Our staff is committed to providing quality patient care, compassionate service, and exhibiting UIHC ICARE Core values in all we do.
Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: Monday - Friday, Variable hours, between 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, No holiday's, No weekends or on call, travel required to other clinics as needed (transportation provided), may be required to work past 4:30 PM occasionally.
Salary: $38,607.12 - $57,399.12 ($18.49 - 27.49 per hour)
Merit Pay Plan: 10
* Regular salaried position located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
* Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly addresses how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact: Jenniferfirstname.lastname@example.org
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
Satisfactory completion of a vocational or military course in surgical technology, or certification as a surgical technologist
Highly Desirable Qualifications
Previous experience with Plastic & Reconstructive surgical procedures
Previous OR experience
Previous EPIC experience
Three - Five years' experience as a Surgical Technologist
Preferred candidates will have direct patient care experience in an operating room
Experience working in a health care environment
Able to scrub surgical procedures.
Strong written communication skills
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Prepare surgical area for patient care, apply knowledge related to emergency situations & surgical procedures in operating room, demonstrate understanding of principles of medical and surgical asepsis
Internal Number: 21002487_1621289679
About University of Iowa
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