Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.
Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.
We’ve been Magnet-designated three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.
We need your expertise.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different. Do you have what it takes?
Department: South Campus OR Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits Shift: Monday - Friday days, call on weeknights, weekends, and holidays.
The Surgical Technician is a certified clinician who provides intra-operative technical assistance to physicians and Registered Nurses (RN) who care for patients experiencing a surgical intervention or other invasive procedure. The Certified Technician actively participates in the work of the unit, committee work, and program level activities and projects and role models exemplary work standards.
POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE
Neonate - <30 days
Infancy - >30 days to 1yr
Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs
Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs
School age - >5yrs to 13yrs
Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs
Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
Assists with room turnovers and set-ups; restocks and orders supplies; utilizes downtime effectively; and participates in department quality improvement activities.
Promotes patient safety by participating in the surgical time out; labeling medications on the field; verifying patient weight and allergies with RN prior to passing medications to physician; communication of hand-off of care when relieved during case; and selection of appropriate instruments and supplies based on patient size and procedure.
Assists with patient positioning and properly identifies specimens.
Monitors potential hazards for sharp or burn injury.
Safely handles bio-hazardous materials and uses standard precautions and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Utilizes preference cards to prepare for surgical procedure; scrubs all cases as assigned; anticipates needs of case by opening correct supplies and instruments; is attentive to flow of the surgery so that surgeons’ needs are anticipated.
Precepts new employees.
Participates in departmental, divisional, and/or organizational committees and projects as assigned.
Acts as a role model for other team members.
SCOPE & LEVEL
Guidelines: Guidelines are generally but not always clearly applicable, requiring the employee to exercise judgment in selecting the most pertinent guideline, interpret precedents, adapt standard practices to differing situations, and recommend alternative actions in situations without precedent.
Complexity: Duties assigned are generally complex and may be of substantial intricacy. Work assignment is performed within an established framework under general instructions but requires simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in various stages of completion.
Decision Making: Exercises judgment and discretion, and is responsible for determining the time, place and sequence of the work performed.
Communications: Contacts with the public or employees where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, defended, and gathered and discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.
Supervision Received: Performs work with minimal supervisory oversight. Under general supervision, the employee receives assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion with substantial independence. Work is reviewed for adherence to instructions, accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard practice or precedent. Recurring work clearly covered by guidelines may or may not be reviewed.
Education: Associate’s degree in surgical technology is required.
Equivalency: Graduate of a military training program in surgical technology or Diploma in Surgical Technology and Surgical Technologist certification may be considered in lieu of an Associate’s degree.
Certification(s): Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at the time of hire. Surgical Technologist certification, preferred (must obtain within 6 months of hire)
Licensure(s): Registration as a Certified Surgical Technologist in the State of Colorado is required.
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
General Activity: Stand/Walk: 6-8 hrs. per day
Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Carry: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time
Others: May assist in lifting, transporting and positioning of patients
Others: Must be able to tolerate temperature changes, smoke, fumes, and dust.
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: More than 50 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time
Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to cold/heat: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to laser beam: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to radiation: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to skin irritations: Frequent.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.
Annual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $43,302.60 to $64,953.90 Hourly Salary Range: $20.82 to $31.23
As a Children’s Hospital Colorado team member, you will receive a competitive pay and benefits package designed to take care of your needs that includes base pay, incentives, paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, company provided life and disability insurance, 403b employer match (retirement savings), and a robust wellness program.
Additional Salary Information: Annual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $43,302.60 to $64,953.90
Hourly Salary Range: $20.82 to $31.23
Internal Number: 67215
About Children's Hospital Colorado - South Campus
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.