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University of Utah Surgical Recording Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Open Date 01/11/2024

Requisition Number PRN14475N

Job Title Audio/Video Tape Operator

Working Title Surgical Recording Technician

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

As needed in OR and some research

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00261 - Otolaryngology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.00

Close Date

Job Summary

Recording technicians are individuals trained in recording operative procedures to be used for presentations or for teaching trainees. The primary goal of the recording technician is to document key elements of surgical procedures. The recording technician allows the surgeon to focus on what is most important, the patient.

A summary of a recording technician duties include working with the surgeon before the procedure to plan which portions of the procedure will need to be recorded. This includes ensuring the recording equipment is ready for use. You also must be able anticipate physician needs during the procedure. Recording technicians must be discreet, tactful, and modest in performance of duties so as not to distract medical staff from patient care. Good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-motivated are especially important. You must be adaptable and versatile since you will be responsible for many tasks. Good attendance is also an important element of this job since you will be hard to replace.

Responsibilities

1. Accurately and thoroughly record key elements of the procedure as they are being performed by the surgeon, including but not limited to:

· Creating a patient library in a HIPAA compliant site (e.g. Ubox),

· Recording the operative procedure.

· Storing the recordings in the library

· Patient consent may be required if PHI is recorded

2. Recording technicians must comply with specific standards that apply to the style of medical records and to the legal and ethical requirements for preparing recordings and for keeping patient information confidential.

3. Attend trainings on diverse subjects such as information technology, legal, HIPAA and regulatory compliance. Quickly assimilate new knowledge into processes and procedures.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months experience with audio/video recording equipment, or equivalency, and or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required. One year additional experience in radio, or TV equipment operation, typing of 30 wpm, data entry skills, and ability to adapt readily to changes in operations and equipment preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Language Skills – The ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The recording technician must be proficient in typing and good at spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. Must be able to listen to complex medical information and summarize in a clear, complete, and concise fashion. Excellent English composition skills required to generate professional, polished writing at a high rate of production. Handwriting must be clear and legible.

2. Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments to the extent required to understand and accurately record operative procedures. Translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms.

3. Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Prepare and interpret charts and graphs. Have the ability to compute ratio and percent.

4. Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to apply logic and draw conclusions based on knowledge. Have the ability to refer to reference materials to solve problems.

5. Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to learn and use all recording equipment. Must accurately enter data into a database, search for information, send and receive email and attachments. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word in order to prepare correspondence, medical reports, and other documents. Must use Microsoft Excel to prepare flowcharts and organize data. Must use the internet to access schedules, research information, etc.

6. Other Skills and Abilities – Must be able to type words and numbers quickly and accurately; must comply with HIPAA confidentiality standards when accessing or communicating patient information.

Last but not least, the recording technician may be expected to be involved in some of the research under Dr. Park. He or she will be expected to attend as needed the weekly research meetings and participate in future publications or presentations

This position is required to pass a criminal background and drug screening.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

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