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Regional Health
Regional Health

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Full time
Hours: Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Department: RCH Surgical Services
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Rotating (United States of America)

Job Summary:

Provides comprehensive professional care to patients during the peri-operative phase of hospitalization. This is accomplished by directly assisting the patients surgeon, working under his/her direction and supervision, and providing direct care to surgical patients. The primary emphasis will be on the intraoperative phase but also assume responsibility for independent thought processes in the preoperative assessment and post-operative evaluation. This role is interdependent with the surgeon.

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
  • Demonstrates mastery of sterile technique in all areas of surgery (e.g. preps, sterile supplies), as evidenced by observation of the surgical team. Follows proper procedure in identifying and correcting breaks in aseptic technique.
  • Performs first assisting intervention under the direct supervision of the operating surgeon(s) which includes the following: a. Understands and provides careful tissue manipulation.
  • Handling tissue as directed by the surgeon, recognizing that his/her actions have the potential for injury and compromised blood supply. b. Proficient in retracting, maintaining exposure of the operative area through use of instruments, suctioning, and sponging.
  • Performs interventions, skills, and procedures consistent with accepted standards of surgical practice, policies and procedures in the surgical suite. These include, but are not limited to: preparing the Operating Room to include necessary supplies and equipment as indicated by the patient`s status; providing appropriate safety and comfort measures to the patient; providing proper patient transfer and positioning; assuring maintenance of asepsis and sterile field; assuring well-being of patient including fluid balance and skin integrity; competency in equipment, supplies and their usage; investigating unfamiliar procedures, techniques, and medications; demonstrating organizational ability by using time, equipment, and personnel effectively; knowing and performing correct sterilization procedures; assuring minimal time loss between cases; utilizing physician preference cards.
  • Performs the technical procedures necessary for job responsibilities in a safe, effective, efficient, legal and professional manner. Is responsible for own education, personal growth and development. Utilizes nursing process. Is competent in patient assessment. Takes appropriate and timely action based on findings of assessment. Appropriately plans care with consideration of individual needs.
  • Willing to assist in other roles to keep costs down and quality high.
  • According to facility policy, assists with and/or performs wound closure. Understands and differentiates one type of suture from another, having knowledge of the physical characteristics and biological responses to various suture materials. Selects appropriate suture and needles for the type of closure to be performed. Is skillful at knot-tying techniques with consideration to knot security, suture selection, and tissue characteristics.
  • Acts as a resource to staff, patients and families regarding patient care. Facilitates efficient, appropriate, coordinated care to help ensure positive patient outcomes.
  • Handles unanticipated events and crisis situations in a professional manner. Is alert to potential problems and notifies appropriate individuals as necessary.

    Additional Requirements:

    Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Physical Requirements:
    Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.

    Employee Benefits:
    Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.

    Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

    How to Apply:

    Regional Health

    Come join us in our pursuit to become the best healthcare system in America!
    Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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