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

REGISTERED NURSE – OPERATING ROOM

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse, as a professional practitioner, assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The Registered Nurse demonstrates his/her ability to make clinical judgments in an efficient and effective manner, without supervision. He/she demonstrates critical thinking and performance ability in the coordination of patient care and consistently performs according to the standards of the profession. He/she assumes ultimate responsibility and accountability in managing his/her patient care and in assisting others in the management/delivery of patient care.

 Essential Functions:

  • The Registered Nurse serves as a provider of care for a caseload of patients utilizing the nursing process in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
  • Delivers personalized comprehensive perioperative care to patients through the nursing process.
  • Accountable for providing leadership to non-licensed staff for optimum patient outcomes.
  • Ensures documentation of all aspects of care as per Andrews Institute and unit guidelines; demonstrating excellent technical skills and judgment.
  • Ensures that proper techniques and practices are used according to accepted standards of practice.
  • Promotes the corporate philosophy of service of excellence by effectively relating with patients, their families, visitors, nursing staff members and members of other disciplines and departments.
  • Creates a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction of personnel.
  • Demonstrates self-direction and professionalism by identifying areas of needed professional developmental skill and participating in educational activities.
  • Assumes accountability and responsibility for his/her scheduled work days with minimal absences; performs competently in new situations.
  • Performs all circulating duties with efficiency in a timely manner; supplying appropriate supplies and equipment needed for procedures.
  • Identifies patient, checks name, date of birth, site verification.
  • Supervises and assists scrub nurse as necessary.
  • Positions patient, prepares operative area, and adjusts table to proper position according to standard policies.
  • Has supplies and equipment in room and provides to team as necessary.
  • Opens all sterile packs and supplies according to sterile technique.
  • Assists surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other personnel as needed to ensure good patient care.
  • Observes patient for changes in condition.
  • Reviews surgeon’s preference cards/paper for desired medications and verifies same with surgeon.
  • Ensures all medication are administered and charted according to policy and procedure.
  • Cares for specimens and cultures as directed by policies and procedures.
  • Maintains records of procedure and reports any unusual occurrences.
  • Provides orderly progression of surgical schedule and notifies charge nurse of any changes.
  • Accompanies patient to PACU and reports to nurse on patient, procedure, and special happenings to ensure continuity of care.
  • Performs scrub duties with efficiency and to keep current.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  • Assists in the supervision of personnel and department to provide optimum assurance of a safe environment.
    • Checks rooms, material, and equipment for proper care handling.
    • Ensures clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic techniques.
    • Coordinates with material manager to maintain high standards and quality in the materials used.
    • Assists in control of traffic and personnel to ensure proper control of infection and asepsis.
  • Participates in operating room staff development and education, orientation of new personnel.
    • Avails his or herself in the ongoing nursing education process of the center.
    • Reviews pertinent periodicals, scientific and medical, and related materials.
    • Attends mandatory in house education programs.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  2. Current Florida Registered Nurse License.
  3. Current BLS.
  4. ACLS and PALS required within 90 days of employment.
  5. Minimum 2 years experience as an Operating Room Nurse.
  6. Ambulatory experience preferred.
  7. CNOR preferred.

Aptitudes:

  1. The ability to plan, organize and delegate to ensure all jobs required are performed.
  2. The ability to use a computer to aid in the automation and function of certain patient processes.
  3. Excellent oral, written and organizational skills.
  4. Ability to work independently, handle stressful situations and handle multiple priorities.

Physical Demands:

  1. Work is of medium physical demand.
  2. Walking and standing 80% of work time. Sitting 20% of work time.
  3. Ability to lift, push, pull, carry, and raise from one level to another objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Ability to assist in moving patients with assistance.
  4. Ability to stoop, bend at the knees and waist-downward and forward.
  5. Frequent reaching and extending hands and arms in any direction.
  6. Handling, holding, fingering, grasping, and turning objects regularly.
  7. Perceiving through feel, attributes of objects such as size, temperature, shape.
  8. Hear/speak adequately to communicate effectively with staff and vendors.
  9. Visual acuity to be able to read instructions and orders.

Working Conditions:

  1. Primarily work indoors. Temperature can be variable, but primarily constant at a comfortable level. Subject to noise, vibrations. Some contact with liquids and water.
  2. Hazards include:
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens
  • Communicable disease
  • Limited chemicals

REGISTERED NURSE – PAT/PRE/POST OP 

The Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), located in Gulf Breeze, Florida is currently hiring a PAT/Pre/Post Op RN. The pre/post anesthesia care nurse serves as a licensed professional practitioner, providing personalized, comprehensive, responsible, and skilled care through the use of the nursing process. Actively participates as an accountable member of the health care team and supervises care by Certified Nurse Assistants, and services of non-licensed personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with members of the health care team to provide primary nursing care to patient case load utilizing the nursing process.
  • Effective interaction with co-workers to promote and coordinate patient care.
  • In providing care the nurse professional will be accountable for: documentation of all aspects of care per facility guidelines; demonstrate excellent skill and judgment; administration of medications, IV’s, and treatments; maintain patient safety and comfort; accurately implements physician orders, and accountable for clinical computer entry.
  • Demonstrate self-direction, motivation, and professionalism by identifying areas of needed professional development, participation in educational activities and staff meetings, and being reliable and accountable on scheduled work days.
  • Promotes a professional working climate helping to provide growth and job satisfaction through teaching and coaching.
  • Demonstrates the use of facility resources, personnel and other, in dealing with patient problems.
  • Provides exceptional practice within acceptable standards ensuring optimal patient outcomes.
  • Accountable for promoting corporate philosophy of service excellence demonstrated by effectively relating to patients, their families, visitors, nursing staff, and members of other departments.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over a life span. Is able to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and relate appropriate information needed to meet the patients’ requirements relative to their age specific needs.
  • Competently demonstrates patient care assessment skills of the pre-op/post-op surgical patient.
  • Demonstrates good time management skills to maintain optimal efficiency and productivity of the department.
  • Effectively explains pre-op and/or post-op discharge instructions to the patient.
  • 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:

Requirements

  • Active Florida RN license
  • CPR, ACLS and PALS Certification

 Job Type: 

  • Full-time

Required education:

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years Pre and/or Post Op experience

SURGERY SCHEDULER

 The Surgery Scheduler works under the direction of the Business Office Manager is responsible for scheduling all surgical procedures for the facility.

Job Duties:

  • Schedules all procedures to be performed in facility
  • Follows scheduling form to obtain all necessary patient demographic, health, and insurance information from physician’s office
  • Considers priorities and patient/equipment special needs when scheduling preoperative appointments and surgical procedures
  • Schedules appointments and procedures according to nursing and anesthesia staff availability, patient needs, and physician’s block time
  • Coordinates surgical and preoperative appointment schedules with Administrator and preoperative nursing staff
  • Regulates schedule according to procedure and physician’s time and staffing requirements
  • Coordinates schedule with time and equipment availability; identifies conflicts and adjusts schedule as needed
  • Prepares preoperative-appointments schedule and surgery schedule for review by the Administrator so that adjustments may be made as necessary
  • Accurately prepares final preoperative and surgery schedule for timely distribution
  • Distributes schedules to appropriate areas so that required staff and supplies are available
  • Follows procedure for notification of changes in the schedule (e.g., cancellation, rescheduling)
  • For new patients, assigns medical record number and enters all demographic and insurance information into computer
  • For repeat patients, makes any necessary changes in demographic or insurance information in computer
  • Performs other miscellaneous office/clerical duties as needed
  • Answers telephone as needed

We will only consider candidates who meet the requirements below:

Education:

  • High school graduate or GED

Experience

  • 2 years minimum surgery scheduling
  • LPN or clinical experience preferred

EXPEDITOR

Responsible for ensuring appropriate instrumentation and supplies are available and picked for each as per surgeon procedure/preference card and surgeon request. Also, the Expeditor will assist with Inventory PAR levels in the sterile Core areas.

Job Duties:

  • Selects and prints all preference cards for cases.
  • “Picks” all necessary supplies, equipment and instrumentation for cases.
  • Creates “NEEDS LIST” in conjunction with SPD for next day cases and add-ons
  • Attends daily huddles
  • Aids in control of equipment to assist in monitoring, maintenance and repairs related to picking cases
  • Creates, maintains and updates preference cards
  • Collaborates with Receiving Coordinator, Materials Coordinator and Purchasing Charge to ensure adequate supplies are maintained
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining the environment of supplies in both sterile core areas
  • Works with Purchasing Charge to maintain obtainable goals for supply management, particularly those relative to cost containment efforts
  • Organizes and stocks sterile core areas and informs receiving coordinator when stock needs to be reordered
  • Puts away unused stock from case carts at end of day
  • Responsible to clean carts and bins at the end of each day or before picking cases
  • Responsible to clean all bins and carts monthly or prn
  • Ensures first cases of day are picked and outside or in designated area(s)
  • Assist receiving regarding putting away stock as able
  • Meets or exceeds standards of compliance of all accreditation and regulatory bodies
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Participates in quality activities

We will only consider candidates who meet the requirements below:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate recipient

Experience

  • 3-5 years orthopedic surgical background mandatory; 3-5 years recent Scrub Tech experience

Only qualified applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter with salary requirements in Word format.