MD EyeCare Services Corporate

Surgical Technician for ASC

Job Locations US-IL-Calumet City
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/19/2021 4:49 PM)
Job ID
2021-6143
# of Openings
1
Category
Midwest Eye Center SC
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

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Surgical Technician Needed to Join Our ASC Team in Calumet City

Midwest Eye Surgery Center (an ASC) performs surgeries that do not require hospital admission. Procedures are performed in a fully equipped operating room and recovery is under the care of highly skilled nurses. Surgeries performed include procedures related to ophthalmology.

The Surgical Technician is responsible for assisting with the implementation of quality perioperative nursing care and cooperates as a team member with other members of the perioperative system as well as those within the medical and administrative systems.  Participates as a member of the perioperative nursing staff in planning, policy formation, and decision making as it relates to the operating room.  

In order to comply with the recent Illinois executive order mandating all healthcare workers to be vaccinated, we will now only consider candidates who can verify prior to hire that they either have been fully vaccinated against the Covid 19 virus or have started the vaccine process by having their initial dose before starting in their new position and are committed to completing that process within 30 days of starting work. Exemptions for medical and religious concerns will be considered.

Responsibilities

 

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists with the safe transportation of patients to an individual Operating Suite.
  • Assists with patient positioning in accordance with established standards.
  • Assures patient safety/privacy.
  • Consistently performs all scrub duties with efficiency and speed.
  • Responsible for verifying sterility of all supplies prior to use on the surgical field.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a sterile field.
  • Responsible for all surgical counts according to Center policy in conjunction with the circulating nurse.
  • Anticipates surgeon’s needs for instrumentation, suture, sponges, and other supplies according to technique, procedure, and other special requirements.
  • Assists with the maintenance and care of surgical specimens under the direction of the circulating nurse according to established Center policy.
  • Assists in the care/maintenance of all equipment, instruments, and supplies.
  • Assists with maintaining and updating physician preference cards.
  • Assists with case supply selection for next day’s surgical schedule.
  • Keeps the circulating nurse informed of case progress.
  • Assists with room turnover.
  • Evaluates the quality and cost-effectiveness of supplies, equipment and services within the goals of the Center.
  • Serves as public relations liaison for the Center with patients, physicians and business representatives in the clinical areas.
  • Participates in appropriate meetings and committees.
  • Participates and supports research and improvement studies that can make meaningful contributions to the quality and economy of nursing services.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Program.
  • Participates in adverse incident reporting program.
  • Performs daily biological testing of each autoclave.
  • Maintains accurate logs of each biological test
  • Accepts deliveries from outside vendors as needed.

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • One (1) year Clinical experience in the perioperative setting preferably in an ambulatory surgical setting
  • Graduate an Accredited Surgical Technologist Program preferred
  • CORT preferred
  • BLS competent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work as a team player.
  • Excellent math skills that allow for precise work (basic algebraic equations and monetary calculations).
  • Strong organization and problem solving skills, proficient with Microsoft applications

In turn we will offer:

  • Benefits to full time team members that include comprehensive medical, dental and optical coverage, 401K and short and long term disability.
  • No evenings, weekends or major holiday shifts.
  • Company paid life insurance.
  • Paid holidays and generous paid time off.
  • Paid parking where applicable.
  • Team oriented working environment where you are heard and respected.
  • Clear career ladder opportunities.

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