Surgical Technologist I -Main Operating Room ($5,000 Sign-on Incentive - For Hires New to UI)
University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Internal Number: 24001162_1707405502
Qualified candidates may be eligible for a sign-on incentive of up to $5,000. Current UI employees are not eligible.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ®
The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Department of Perioperative Services is seeking a Surgical Technologist to assists with surgical procedures; provision of therapeutic, preventive and emergency patient care duties; and preparation, operation and maintenance of routine and complex equipment, instruments and supplies. All duties are done under the direction of a registered professional nurse.
Available Units Include:
Team 1: Cardiothoracic, Peripheral Vascular, and Transplant (Heart and Lung)
Team 2: Neurosurgery
Team 3: Orthopedics
Team 4: Gynecology/Urology/Transplant
Team 5: Otolaryngology, Oral Surgery
Team 6: General Surgery, Plastics, Burn
Duties to Include:
Prepare surgical area for patient care and anticipate the needs of the surgical team
Apply knowledge related to emergency situations and surgical procedures in the operating room
Demonstrate understanding of principles of medical and surgical asepsis; recognize and communicate breaks in aseptic technique
Provide for proper care and handling of equipment, instruments, supplies and implants (E/I/S/I)
Demonstrate knowledge of various surgical equipment and advanced surgical instrumentation
Demonstrate competency in performance of delegated technical functions and clinical activities, in accordance with institutional policies
Assist with the provision of patient care with regard to the patient's condition and age
Exhibit high level of collaboration with peers in making decisions related to surgical patient care
Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relations to anticipating the needs of the patient and surgeon
Implement measures to prevent potential patient problems/complications and reports unusual incidents
Assist with documentation according to department/division standard under the direction of the Registered Nurse
Perform computer functions within scope of role as defined by the individual unit
Serve as primary preceptor to orient new staff and/or student technologists to scrubbing duties
Serve as a mentor and positive role model to new employees and other surgical team members
Practice standard precautions in infection control in accordance with institutional policy
Follow changes in patient care protocol based on research findings
Participate in and contribute to unit staff meetings and in-service programs
May participate in perioperative initiatives or shared governance committees
Perform other special projects and tasks as assigned
Percent of Time: 100% Schedule: Rotating 8,10, and 12 hour shifts with occasional weekends, additional on-call shifts, and holiday rotation. Location: John Colloton Pavillion (JCP) Merit Pay Plan:https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/merit-pay-plan Pay Differentials: Shift differentials for evening and night. Benefits Highlights: Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. Relocation Assistant available to qualified applicants. https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits
Satisfactory completion of a vocational or military course in surgical technology, or certification as a surgical technologist.
Preferred candidates will have direct patient care experience in an operating room. Experience working in a health care environment. Able to scrub surgical procedures. Strong written communication skills.
Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of10calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Morgan Schipper at email@example.com
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.