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Surgical Technician

Location: Denver, CO Additional Locations:
Job Number: 836899 Date posted: 10/09/2019
Description:
Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.
  • Functions as a team member, collaborates, and demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with physicians, circulating nurse, central supply staff, and other health care/support staff in the preoperative arena.
  • Accurately identifies and sets up equipment, instruments, and supplies necessary for each surgical procedure based on assessment of need using appropriate resources, such as physician preference card, departmental routine, and/or standards of care (e.g. AORN standards) in a timely manner to meet the demands of the surgery schedule.
  • Sets up and maintains a sterile field in preparation for surgical procedure and during delivery of instruments, equipment and supplies to surgeon intraoperatively, by demonstrating competency in the principles of surgical had scrubbing, aseptic technique and sterilization. Immediately reports and corrects break in technique.
  • Anticipates physician, surgical team, and patient needs throughout procedure and adapts to changes quickly & effectively, including emergency responses.
  • Utilizes universal precautions appropriately. Endures appropriate safety measures taken for the patient, including but not limited to: accurate sponge, sharps, and instrument counts, handling of specimens, proper use/handling of implants; use of electrocautery; use of lasers, verification, labeling and handling of medications/ irrigation fluids and reports time and appropriate dosages/amounts of administration to circulator, proper and safe use of all electrical devices and equipment; appropriate positioning of patient, safe moving and transporting of patients, and safe and appropriate use of surgical instruments and equipment, etc.
  • Identifies and immediately intervenes with the use of any malfunctioning equipment and promptly isolates and labels equipment and reports it to the appropriate person.
  • Continuously update physician preference card; assists with and expedites room set up and clean up, assists with patient care activities and other duties as assigned.
  • In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in a hospital or ambulatory surgery operating room setting demonstrated competency with new equipment, technology and procedures.
  • Education
  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technician program and registered with the State of Colorado as a Surgical Technician.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Registered with the State of Colorado as a Surgical Technician.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Must complete Basic Life Support and Surgical or Scrub Technician certification within 6 months from date of hire.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand Kaiser Permanente customer needs.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Colorado,Denver,Franklin Medical Offices 2045 Franklin St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU - Local 105 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: General Surgery-Minor Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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