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Denver Health Certified Surgical Technician- Operating Room in Denver, Colorado

Certified Surgical Technician- Operating Room (Job ID: 2549)Job SummaryUnder the close supervision of a RN, participates as a member of theperioperative nursing team by performing direct and indirect perioperativenursing tasks for patients having pediatric, adult, and geriatric surgicaland endoscopy procedures. Performs tasks related to picking supplies andequipment for surgical cases. Scrubs for minor/major/complex surgicalprocedures. Provides assistant circulator services for major/complexprocedures. Transports patients. May be assigned to work in sterile processingdepartment and/or operating room as required. Under the close supervision ofa qualified surgeon, the surgical technologist performs second assistingduties during the surgical procedures (holding retractors and passinginstrumentation). Performs technical tasks other than cutting, clamping,and suResponsibilitiesKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of and the ability to usemedical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. 2. Knowledge ofcommon safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. 3.Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments (and medications, ifcredentialed to do so) as directed. 4. Skill in establishing and maintainingeffective working relationships with patients, employees, physicians andthe public. 5. Ability to assist the RN in the patient holding area andperform perioperative skin preparation tasks. 6. Ability to precept new hiresurgical technologists and/or RN's learning scrub roles. 7. Ability toassist with the application of casts and splints. 8. Ability to perform ORenvironmental maintenance duties. 9. Ability to perform all technical tasksthat support clinical operations.Education* Associate's Degree (Required) Education 1. High school diploma orGED, required. 2. Graduate of a Surgical Technology School, required.Experience 1. One year experience in health care, required.ExperienceCredentials* Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association(Required) Certifications and Licenses 1. Current Basic Life Support forHealth Care Provider Certification/CPR, required. 2. Successful completionof a Surgical Technologist program with Surgical Technologist Certification,required.Certifications and Licenses 1. Current Basic Life Support for HealthCare Provider Certification/CPR, required. 2. Successful completion of aSurgical Technologist program with Surgical Technologist Certification,requireLocationConversionShift VariesWork TypeFull timeAll job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employmentdrug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic healthcare system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Healthsystem includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bedacute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical responsesystem, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, theRocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public HealthDepartment, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is amission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in carefor the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader inperformance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, inpart, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles inhealthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, servingapproximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes awayfrom many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equalopportunity employer (EOE)."""Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employmentopportunities to all applicantsand em