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Surgical Technologist - Located in Aspen, CO

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our Award Winning Hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.

This position offers:

Generous relocation / sign on bonus, highly competitive pay, fully furnished temporary housing for up to 90 days to assist with relocation, minimal call (one week night per week plus every 5th weekend), free on-call studio units, working side by side world renown orthopedic physicians (Steadman Clinic), guaranteed hours (no mandatory down staffing, EVER), excellent benefits package, 4 x 10's via a Days Shift (Mon-Fri) only (no nights or weekends except when on call), and access to four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

* Maintains sterile field and instrumentation for all surgical procedures. Prepares the operating room and supplies for each surgical case in a neat and efficient manner.
* Works collaboratively with others within the department to ensure an efficient, professional and respectful environment.
* Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care.
* Always follows all surgical procedures to assure adherence to AORN guidelines for sterile processes and proper instrument preparation and decontamination.
* For each case scheduled, arranges and sets up unsterile as well as sterile equipment in adherence to AORN guidelines and per physician's preference card.
* Daily provides a safe, clean and well-stocked department.
* Assists with any specialty case by maintaining stock and ordering specialty items as indicated.
* Daily, well in advance of need, communicates with Director or charge nurse for any supply, repair and or equipment need.
* Properly cleans, decontaminates and disposes of all used, contaminated equipment per policy.
* Delivers equipment safely and in an organized fashion to Sterile Processing for decontamination and sterile processing.
* Monitors all sterile qualities and indicators for instrumentation and equipment used while maintaining all sterility logs for steam, Sterad and Steris processing.
* Responsible for working on Policies and Procedures, Preference Cards and other needed projects as assigned by the Director or Charge Nurse for the department when not engaged in cases.
* Responsibly document Charges in both the EMR, as well as, when Pulling /Taking supplies for cases through Pyxis.
* Shows competency with all equipment, systems or procedures that are performed within the Perioperative Services Department.

Education/Certification Requirements:

* Current Colorado Surgical Technologist license required
* Current BLS certification required
* Surgery Tech NCCT preferred

Minimum Qualifications:

* 2 years recent O.R. experience required
* 2 years of Ortho experience preferred

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

Pay range for new hires: $35.00 - $36.85/hr

Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous Paid Time Off, Health Insurance within your first 30 days, Retirement, and much more can be viewed here.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Surgical Technologist - Located in Aspen, CO, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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