A career at Vail Valley Surgery Center (VVSC) means joining a team of people who consider every small moment a chance to improve someoneas life.A Vail Valley Surgery Center (VVSC) is a multi-specialty ambulatory center in the Eagle River Valley with locations in Vail & Edwards. What began as a joint venture between Vail Health and 25 physician investors has evolved into a leading-edge center of surgical excellence.
At Vail Valley Surgery Center, you will find specialized surgical care in many areas including orthopedic, Gastroenterology, Pain Management, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Plastic Surgery, Podiatry and General Surgery.A
Our Vail VVSC location has 6 Operating Rooms and 25 Preop/PACU bays.
VVSC benefits include: Days Shift, No weekends/holidays or on call, Comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental and vision), Five weeks or more of Paid Time Off (PTO) in year one, 5% retirement match, Childcare reimbursement ($1000 for one child, $2,000 for two or more children) and Tuition reimbursement for continuing education.A Additionally, you will receive up to $1,000 bonus when you obtain a new certification and $500 when you recertify.
Assists with the surgical care of the patient in the operating room. Duties include, but are not exclusive of stocking, pulling cases for the next day, pulling instruments, cleaning OR after cases, replenishing and preparation of surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment. Functions as a member of the surgical team by assisting and anticipating needs of the surgeon. Maintains current education in aseptic technique, routine operating room procedures, and all other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Scrub person functions with working knowledge of aseptic technique and AORN Standards.
Checks all items for proper packaging, processing, moisture, seal and packaging integrity, sterile indicator if present, and expiration dates.
Maintains sterile integrity of all items and fluids introduced onto the field.
Monitors sterile field for events that may contaminate field and corrective action initiated.
When moving within or around a sterile field does so in a manner to maintain the integrity of the sterile field.
Prior to use, all equipment is visually checked for fraying of cords and plugs or other damage.
When turning on machine, confirms self test pattern as necessary.
Anticipates need for equipment and supplies as evidenced by no delays in procedures.
Knows the order in use of material and supplies.
Reports changes in temperature of room to appropriate person.
Perceptive to patientas sensory environment.
Monitors, evaluates and revised preference cards.
Contributes to the individualized, ongoing delivery of care with in the scope of practice.
Maintains flexibility and appropriate response to changes in priorities, established plans, goals or time frames.
Supports the decisions and actions of the Manager or Charge Nurse. Respects others.
Participates in departmental QI program including confidential occurrence reporting.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Preferred, one year of Operating Room experience working as an OR technician in a hospital setting.
Licensed in the state of Colorado as a Surgical Technician required
Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association (AHA)A required
Certification from ASTI (Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc.) preferred.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.