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Tech - Or/Surg First Assist PRN

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibilities

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work.

A hospital is only as good as its caregivers. That's why we're looking for health professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for employees who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. We're looking for exceptional professionals who share our vision and values.

Visit us online at: https://www.nwths.com/careers

POSITION SUMMARY: A person having extensive knowledge, experience, proficiency and/or certifications in comprehensive, technical surgical skills that provides technical leadership in the care of the perioperative patient. Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, attends to the patients direct care needs. Acts a primary preceptor for Surgical Technology Students, Techs, and Sr. Techs in developing needed direct care skills and performs tasks as delegated by the RN. Works in partnership with a Registered Nurse and although this individual does not assume an independent assignment, can be relied upon to demonstrate excellence in the direct care of the most complex perioperative patients. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives in collaboration with other health team members. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups.

PROVISION OF SERVICES

* Assists the RN in all cases inclusive of the most complex patients with the implementation of an age appropriate plan of care through tasks delegated by the RN
* Demonstrates an expert level of technical skills in care delivery and performing tasks delegated by the RN based on patients' condition.
* Demonstrates both knowledge and technical expertise regarding sterile processing, procedures, equipment, supplies, instruments, and surgical sequence for all procedures applicable to this Lead Tech - OR/Surgical level (see attached Lead Tech Orientation Checklist).
* Demonstrates the ability to pass instruments and second scrub on all procedures applicable to ability in meeting Lead Tech competencies
* Demonstrates willingness to learn and then educate others on new procedures, equipment, and techniques. Is able to translate knowledge into teaching others.
* Demonstrates ability to use prior knowledge in adapting to and learning new procedures.
* Assists the RN and other Surgical Technologists to provide an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and employees.



One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $11.6 billion in 2020. In 2021, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2020, ranked #281 on the Fortune 500; and listed #330 in Forbes ranking of U.S.' Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 89,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 334 behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

POSITION SUMMARY: A person having extensive knowledge, experience, proficiency and certifications in

comprehensive, technical surgical skills that provides technical leadership in the care of the perioperative patient.

Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or Medical Staff member, attends to the patients direct care

needs. Acts as a primary preceptor for Surgical Technology Students, Techs, Sr. Techs, Lead Techs and student FAs in

developing needed direct care skills and performs tasks as delegated by the R.N. or Medical Staff member. Works in

partnership with a Registered Nurse and a Medical Staff member and although this individual does not assume an

independent assignment, can be relied upon to demonstrate excellence in the direct care of the most complex perioperative

patients. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all

customer groups.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

1. High School diploma or equivalent required

2. Certification as a Surgical First Assist.

3. Was employed to practice surgical technology in a healthcare facility before September 1, 2009 or

Is in the service of the federal government, to the extent the person is performing duties related to that service

4. Completion of a surgical technologist program with certification exam eligibility - certification preferred.

5. One-year surgical technology experience preferred.

6. Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association upon hire or within 30 days of start date and

maintain certification throughout employment. This must be obtained prior to providing patient care.

DISCLAIMER

Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Notice

At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com

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