Under the direction of a licensed provider or registered nurse, the Surgical Technician will prepare patients, rooms and equipment for pending surgical procedures. The Surgical Technician will also assist during those procedures as part of an Anoscopy team.
Job Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Clinical QI Coordinator/Nurse Manager
Maintain the sterile field throughout surgical procedures;
Scrub arms and hands according to established protocol;
Assist the Anoscopy team with scrubbing in and putting on gloves and masks;
Pass surgical instruments to provider as needed during surgical procedures;
Handle tissue specimens obtained for laboratory analysis;
Following Anoscopy, wash and sterilize all medical instruments and equipment;
Clean, organize and restock the Anoscopy room following surgical procedures;
Prepare patients for surgical procedures;
Monitor patient's' vital signs throughout the procedure;
Ensure proper operation of equipment such as lights and computer equipment;
Offer technical assistance to the Anoscopy team;
Consistent ability to coordinate tasks and actions with a team utilizing excellent active listening and interpersonal communication skills;
Persistent arm-hand steadiness and manual dexterity;
Capable of discerning differences in shades of color and brightness
Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with medical and non-medical personnel in a clinical setting;
Exercise independent judgment and make effective plans;
Ability to engage in complete delivery of care in an effective and professional manner;
Delivery of quality customer service;
Maintain current knowledge and actively seeks opportunities to develop base related to new and existing medications. Works in close contact with physician in relation to medication administration and dosing requirements.
Required Education and Experience
Completion of vocational certificate program in surgical technology;
Certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting;
2-4 years of experience in outpatient surgical setting.
Preferred Education and Experience
Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology or related field;
Experience working with HIV/AIDS patients preferred;
Experience in anoscopy or similar setting;
Experience working with LGBT and Transgender populations;
Previous experience electronic medical record (EPIC preferred).
License(s) and Certification(s)
Maintain active surgical technician certification;
Maintain active BLS Certification.
Internal Number: 201803
About Desert AIDS Project
Who we are—from humble beginnings
Founded in 1984 by a group of community volunteers in the face of the AIDS crisis, Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) has been the Coachella Valley’s primary not-for-profit resource for those living with, affected by, or at-risk for HIV or AIDS.
Today, we are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with the goal of improving the overall health of our entire community, especially the disenfranchised. D.A.P. provides comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary and preventative health care services including; primary medical care, HIV and Hepatitis specialty care, dentistry, behavioral health and social services all-under-one-roof.
We have never lost touch with our volunteer roots, nor our expertise and dedication to combating the AIDS/HIV epidemic. In fact, our donors and volunteers are essential to our growth and expanded capacity to meet the needs of those facing economic disadvantage. As D.A.P. continues to strive to become fiscally self-sustaining, we are so grateful to more than 400 volunteers who contribute over 60,000 hours of service annually – the equivalent of almost 30 full-time employees. In fact, two volunteers each worked 2...,000 hours in the last year alone! Our volunteers receive neither a paycheck nor other paid benefits.