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Trinity Health Cardiovascular Surgery Tech (Certified) Full Time in Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

Under medical direction of a cardiovascular surgeon and supervision of the Supervisor, provides care to patients during the intra-operative phase of surgical intervention. Is responsible for preparing the operating room for the surgical procedure including instruments, equipment, and supplies. Maintains the sterile field during the surgical procedure. Maintains expert status for all open-heart, thoracic, endovascular, major and minor vascular, and general procedures. Takes call for this specialty as well as serves as a preceptor. Focuses on complex activities such as special procedures, quality control and/or staff instruction requiring an advanced level of training and experience.

Employment Type:

Full Time

Shift:

Days with rotating call

Position Purpose

Under medical direction of Cardiologist and or Surgeon and supervision of the Supervisor. Provides care to patients during the intra-operative phase of surgical intervention. Is responsible for preparing the Hybrid room for the surgical procedure including instruments, equipment, and supplies. Maintains the sterile field during the surgical procedure. Performs scrub, panning and monitoring duties during cardiac catheterization following established work procedures. Focuses on complex activities such as special procedures, quality control and/or staff instruction requiring an advanced level of training and experience.

What you will Do

  • Sets up instrumentation and needed supplies for open procedures using sterile technique and prepares equipment appropriate for procedure. Performs surgical scrub duties such as first handling or assisting physician throughout the procedure.

  • Sets up and maintains instrumentation, needed supplies, and assists with preparation of needed vascular equipment during the endovascular procedure. Performs surgical scrub duties utilizing aseptic technique. Sets up pressure lines and surgical pack pre-procedure using aseptic technique. Assists physician with placement of catheters. Prepares special procedure equipment including PTCA balloons, stents, arthrectomy devices, IABP and fem-to-fem bypass catheters and assists physician with placement and operation.

  • Assumes responsibility of maintaining the Hybrid room and cath labs in a patient ready state, including cleaning and stocking of supplies/equipment.

  • Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.

  • Assists with position, prepping, and draping of the patient. Assists with appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning, and sponging. Follows the count policy appropriately. Discontinues arterial and venous catheters effectively achieving hemostasis at puncture site with adequate pressure.

  • Operates hemodynamic monitoring equipment during cardiac catheterization. Assess hemodynamic data during catheterization procedure and alerts physicians and circulating nurse to changes and abnormalities. Successfully completes hemodynamic monitoring and basic arrhythmia courses.

  • Maintains instruments/tray setups utilized in surgical procedures in the Hybrid OR.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of an OR technology course and current certification as a Surgical Technologist required.

  • Must have a minimum of one to two years previous surgical experience, cardiovascular experience preferred.

  • BCLS certification required.

  • Demonstrates clinical competence and serves as a role model in clinical practice.

Position Highlights and Benefits

  • The tri-state region, referred to as Western Iowa or Siouxland, is highlighted by safe and friendly communities, excellent schools and a mix of peaceful rural areas and vibrant city atmosphere where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet at the Missouri River

  • Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is also well positioned for urban living in any of the newly renovated apartments, downtown lofts, or townhome living options. The downtown also features a historic district with excellent restaurants and social spots, and you'll just be steps away from the beautifully renovated Warrior Hotel for dinner and the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre for entertainment.

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs

  • Education reimbursement

  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

  • Paid time off

  • Long- and short-term leave

  • Retirement planning

  • Life insurance coverage

  • $7,500 sign-on

  • Relocation and/or housing stipend

Ministry/Facility Information

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center (https://www.mercyone.org/siouxland/location/mercyone-siouxland-medical-center) , a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area – one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons – and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar (https://www.mercyone.org/location/mercyone-primghar-family-medicine) and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital (https://www.mercyone.org/location/dunes-surgical-hospital) in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran

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