Job Opportunities

STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

The Sterile Processing Technician works under the direction of the Sterile Processing/Materials Manager.  The Sterile Processing Technician maintains the cleanliness and integrity of instrumentation and supplies required for use in the operating room.  The Sterile Processing Technician collaborates with the operating room staff to ensure the availability and sterility of instrumentation to meet the requirements of posted surgical cases.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction of the Sterile Processing Technician, properly sterilizes and prepares surgical instruments for all cases at the scheduled surgery times.
  • Operates sterilizers, cleans them, records temperature, pressure and records time of test loads.
  • Updates surgical instrument tray lists.
  • Initiates repairs on surgical instruments, as needed.
  • Rotates sterile supplies regularly, and maintains quality standards in the instrument room.
  • Practices Infection Control and Universal Precautions, as per policy.
  • Restocks Operating Rooms after late cases, as needed.
  • Maintains all sterilization logs.

We will only consider candidates who meets the requirements below:

Job Type: 

  • Full-time

Required education:

  • High School Graduate or GED.
  • Sterile Processing Certification preferred

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Sterile Processing Technician in ASC or acute care-setting

SCRUB TECHNICIAN

The OR Scrub Technician utilizes surgical knowledge and training to provide accurate and efficient instrumentation in an aseptic environment under the supervision of a Charge Nurse Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction of the Charge Nurse/Nurse Manager, functions as a member of the surgical team to provide quality medical care.
  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon collaborating with members of the surgical team to ensure the availability of adequate supplies, instrumentation, and equipment prior to the patient entering the OR Suite.
  • Assists the Surgeon at the sterile field maintaining strict aseptic technique. Identifies, reports, and corrects breaks in aseptic technique.
  • Utilizes “Time Out” to verify patient name and site of surgery prior to start of procedure.
  • Demonstrates ability to open sterile supplies and move contents to sterile field properly.
  • Demonstrates competency in the use of all Operating Room equipment.
  • Demonstrates competency in scrubbing duties in all specialties.
  • Appropriately manages the decontamination process of instruments/equipment at end of procedure utilizing PPE.
  • Assists in the turnover of the rooms in order to maintain an efficient surgical schedule.
  • Restocks supplies, damp dusts equipment, shelving, carts as directed by OR Charge Nurse.
  • Completes annual mandatory educational programs, such as, Violence in the Workplace, Child and Elder Abuse, Infection Control/bloodborne Pathogen, Emergency Preparedness and Pain Management, Attends facility in-services.
  • If requested, takes responsibility to chair one or more committees, or serve as a participant on a committee.

We will only consider candidates who meets the requirements below:

Job Type: 

  • Full-time

Required education:

  • High School Graduate or GED.
  • Scrub Tech Certification preferred

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years Orthopedic Scrub Tech experience in ASC or acute care-setting

PAT/PRE/POST OP MANAGER

Responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of nursing personnel Pre-Op, Post-Op and PAT areas according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the facility. Participates in planning work of assigned areas and coordinates activities with other Managers and Administrator. Ensures that patient needs are met and evaluates area nursing care and performance. Works closely Administrator in coordinating patient-care service functions. We will only consider candidates who meets the requirements below:

Duties:

  1. Coordinates and monitors operational activities for effective and efficient management of daily operation; reports deficiencies to the Administrator
  2. Oversees preparation of daily personnel assignments and assists Charge Nurses in delegating duties according to experience and skill level to provide quality patient care
  3. Assists in cross-training clinical staff to create a productive work environment for all clinical areas
  4. Evaluates the performance of all clinical personnel in his/her areas and assesses the quality of care and services for possible improvements
  5. Observes performance of all clinical staff members and provides feedback
  6. Ensures that staff implement established facility policies and procedures
  7. Participates in designated committees
  8. Analyzes clinical documentation to ensure facility’s policies/procedures are followed
  9. Serves as a liaison among patients, families, nursing, and medical staff to coordinate quality patient care
  10. Promotes harmonious relations and favorable attitudes among the healthcare team
  11. Applies accepted clinical nursing principles and practices to patient-care activities in the facility
  12. Coordinates patient-care activities with surgeons and anesthesia providers to provide continuity of patient care
  13. Identifies and solves nursing care problems
  14. Oversee all nursing activities in his/her departments during an emergency to verify that patient needs are met
  15. Participates in primary care of patients as needed and oversees his/her clinical areas to verify that patients’ needs are met
  16. Enforces the implementation of nursing practice standards and licensing and accreditation rules/regulations to provide quality patient care
  17. Recommends any revision in patient-care policies and procedures as necessary to conform to accepted principles and practices
  18. Respects patients’ right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality
  19. Supervises the pre-assessment area to ensure all patients are properly assessed prior to surgery and resolves any identified areas of concerns with Anesthesia
  20. Supervises care of the pre and post-op areas and the equipment to ensure cleanliness, sterility, and operational ability at all times
  21. Controls staff/patient traffic to help prevent infections

 Job Type: 

  • Full-Time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred)

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of recent Healthcare supervisory experience

DIRECTOR OF NURSING

The Director of Nursing directs, coordinates and controls the multi-disciplinary activities for patients undergoing surgical intervention in a safe environment. Responsible for the interpretation, direction and evaluation of nursing practice to promote safe, efficient and therapeutically effective nursing care throughout the Center. Demonstrates the primary goal of providing surgical services that exceed customer expectations and improve clinical and financial operations.

Duties:

  1. a)     Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified problems
  2. b)     Participates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, and activities
  3. c)     Develops, maintains, and implements nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice, facility philosophy, and operational policies while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations
  4. d)     Recommends short- and long-term goals for the facility to the management company and governing body
  5. e)     Recommends action plan for attaining goals approved by the management company/governing body
  6. f)      Maintains facility and equipment to ensure cleanliness, sterility, and operational ability at all times
  7. g)     Monitors the environment of care, including temperature, cleanliness, sterility, operational ability, ventilation, lighting, etc.
  8. h)     Evaluates need for new/different items relative to competitive trends and needs of the community and facility
  9. i)      Works with Administrator to coordinate facility’s arrangements with contracted service providers (e.g., pathology, radiology, housekeeping)
  10. j)      Maintains liaisons with professional ASC associations and incorporates new concepts into appropriate facility procedures
  11. k)     Proactively develops positive employee relations, incentives, and recognition programs. Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication
  12. l)      Participates in budget development for all clinical departments
  13. m)     Participates in the recruitment and selection of clinical personnel
  14. n)     Administers annual performance reviews for all clinical employees along with Department Manager
  15. o)     Oversees and contributes to the employees’ orientation and mandatory education program
  16. p)     Directs in-service education programs with regards to purpose, content, and need; ensures staff attendance
  17. q)     Remains current on all applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and professional and accrediting-body standards
  18. r)     Submits required reports on a timely basis
  19. s)     Develops, interprets, and implements policies, procedures, regulations, programs, and recommended practices to meet requirements of regulatory and accrediting organizations
  20. t)     Reviews policies/procedures to ensure continued compliance with state, federal, and accrediting-body rules, regulations, and standards

We will only consider candidates who meets the requirements below:

Experience Requirements

  • 10 years recent Healthcare Management Experience
  • 10 nursing management experience
  • 5 years ASC experience (preferred)
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Job Type: 

  • Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Masters Degree (preferred)

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT/PROCESS IMPROVEMENT/INFECTION CONTROL COORDINATOR

Contributes to the fulfillment of the organization’s mission and philosophy by assisting in the implementation of the performance-improvement program. Responsible for the progress and maintenance of organization-wide performance-improvement programs, policies, and procedures. Works with the risk manager in integrating performance-improvement and risk-management.

We will only consider candidates who meets the requirements below:

Requirements

  • Active RN License
  • CAPA certification preferred
  • CAIP certification preferred

Job Type: 

  • Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Required experience:

  • 5 years experience – Continuous Quality Improvement
  • 5 years experience – Performance Improvement
  • 5 years experience – Infection Control

Only qualified applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter with salary requirements in Word format to Deb Stock (dstock@andrewsinstitutesc.com).