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Surgical Technologist


Title - Surgical Technologist

Great opportunity! Great pay! Great Benefits! No Nights! No Weekends! No Holidays! No Call!

**Must have Orthopaedic experience


POSITION SUMMARY:

 
The Surgical Technologist (ST)/Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) assists in patient care activities under the direction of a registered nurse and according to the policies and procedures of the department.  The trained technologist is assigned scrub duties, instrument processing/sterilization duties and specific patient care duties in relation to the complexity of the patient's condition.

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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum requirements include a high school graduation or equivalent; completion of a recognized surgical technologist training program; knowledge of and experience with processing/sterilizing surgical instruments; dedication to patient comfort, satisfaction, and safety; ability to work compatibly with physicians, RN's and other staff members.

Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to eight hours/day; frequently bend, stoop, twist; occasionally lift a maximum of 25 pounds, push (170 pound average) gurney occupied by patient, push/pull O.R. equipment (i.e. video cart); assist patients in moving from gurney or recliner to O.R. bed; assist in moving anesthetized patient from O.R. bed to gurney (normally, four people coordinate the lifting, pushing, pulling of the anesthetized patient from O.R. bed to gurney); possess manual dexterity to safely and efficiently handle instruments and pass instruments to surgeon. PPE (person protective equipment) is provided, MSDS (material safety data sheets) on chemicals. Safely communicate with patient, coworker, and physician.
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NOTE:
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified.
 
  1. DEPARTMENT STANDARD                                                     


PERFORM DEPARTMENT DUTIES IN A TIMELY AND EFFICIENT MANNER.

1.0       ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.1       Proficiently scrub cases in assigned OR suite; assist surgical team during operative                     procedures
    1. Adhere to aseptic practices; monitor and maintain sterile field
1.3       “Pull cases" (gather sterile supplies) for scheduled procedures; ensure that adequate instruments are available for each case.
    1. Count sponges and needles on every case with the RN circulator.
    2. If not scrubbing a case, assist circulating RN in positioning patient, prepping the patient,        opening sterile supplies, and setting up equipment.
    3. Assist OR staff in moving anesthetized patient from OR bed to gurney.
    4. After surgical procedure, assist OR staff with room turnover (reprocessing instruments,          wiping/disinfecting equipment, mopping floor, etc.).
    5. Assist instrument tech with disinfecting, cleaning, wrapping/packaging, sterilizing, and            storing all used instruments at the end of each day; exercise care in cleaning and                   maintaining all surgical instruments.
    6. Follow policies for infection control in handling and disposing of infectious/hazardous             waste materials.
  1. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
2.1       Create and update preference cards for each physician for each type of procedure                       he/she performs.
    1. Bring broken/malfunctioning equipment and instruments to OR manager for repair or             replacement.
    2. Assist in restocking OR suites at the end of each day; assist with re-sterilizing outdated          supplies; assist with thorough cleaning of OR storage cabinets and supply room.
    3. Function as a member of the Surgery Center/OCR team
    4. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the                     discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

 
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Speech Language Pathologist


Title: Speech-Language Pathologist
Full-Time Position
JOB SUMMARY

General Description

The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is responsible for the evaluation, planning, and treatment of communication, swallow, cognitive, and voice deficits. They must work with patients of all ages to improve communication skills, voice, cognition, and swallow functions through skilled treatment programs in order to improve life quality and safety. Patients undergoing treatment with an SLP may have an articulation, language, fluency, or voice disorder which prevents them from either being understood or understanding others. Physical impairments with swallowing and cognition also impacts ones quality of life and safety. An SLP assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. 

Accountability
The Speech-Language Pathologist reports directly to the Director of Rehabilitation.

Special Demands

Mental: Ability to problem-solve and deal with diverse personalities.  Ability to work alone and make independent decisions which will affect others.  Maintain the confidentiality of patient information. Communicate both orally and in writing with peers, professional staff, and patients. Must be sensitive to the needs of patients and co-workers.  Is able to recognize and provide quality service.

Physical: Flexibility to work in continually changing conditions.  Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment and to provide hands-on assessment, assistance and exercise to patients. Ability to lift and move patient with or without assistance and maneuver equipment greater than or equal to 20 pounds.  Agility is required for frequent changes in position.  Visual and hearing acuity required to receive feedback and information from patients. Ability to effectively counsel patients and their families.

Qualifications

Education: B.S. and M.S. degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited college or university.  Successfully passed the national exam and registered. ASHA certified.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of experience preferred.

Working Environment

Provides treatment in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient and home health.   Full Time position working Monday through Friday.   Stress of meeting deadlines, busy environment, numerous interruptions, exposure to emergency situations, extended hours depending upon job necessity.

 
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Quality Director


Title: Quality Director

Full-Time Position

 

JOB SUMMARY

General Description

The Quality Director is responsible for managing and directing hospital wide activities related to continuous improvement of clinical quality outcomes. Serves as a leader to achieve the hospital’s strategic objectives in quality, regulatory, safety, patient safety, process improvement, clinical/care process management, and pay-for-performance programs. Primarily responsible for designing and implementing systematic approaches to achieve expected outcomes and improve the patient experience. Acts as a role model and coach in creating a culture of safety and quality throughout the hospital. Works with managers to coordinate a consistent strategy of comprehensive patient-centered care. Supports hospital and medical staff leadership in performance improvement activities. Manages staff supporting data gathering, analysis, and reporting of quality processes and outcomes.

 

Accountability

The Quality Director reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

 

Special Demands

Mental: Stressful environment with frequent crisis intervention and creative problem solving required.

Physical: Involves constant walking and standing. Frequent sitting, reaching, twisting, squatting, lifting, and handling of equipment. Frequent exposure to blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to communicable disease/illness.

 

Qualifications

* Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Colorado

* Bachelor’s Degree preferred

* CPHQ preferred or willing to obtain

* Understanding of the use of data and basic statistical understanding with the ability to interpret data reports and determine appropriate actions to achieve necessary change.

* Minimum 3 years of healthcare experience. Supervisory experience preferred.

* Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills required.

* Able to present and communicate effectively to all levels of the organization and with outside agencies.

* Working knowledge of Federal and State regulatory requirements, quality assessment and Performance Improvement methodologies and hospital medical staff structure is preferred.

* Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, integrity and diplomacy

* Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills required for effective and creative leadership in working with all levels of the organization, including physicians, committees, senior management, and trustees, as well as patients and their families.

 

Working Environment

Work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May need to work overtime as need arises. Work in clean,

well-lighted, heated and air conditioned area. Exposure to unpleasant sights, smells and infectious diseases possible

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Controller


Title: Controller

Full Time Position

JOB SUMMARY

 

General Description

Works with the Chief Financial Officer in maintaining accounting records of Prowers Medical Center in order to meet both Financial and Managerial accounting needs of the organization.

 

Responsibility

Provides administrative support to the Chief Financial Officer in the form of reports, budgets, supply utilization analysis and capital expenditure management. Processes General Ledger source documents, including computer subsystems (A/P, Payroll, and A/R-for both hospital and Home Health as well as Materials Management and Fixed Assets) interfaces along with general journal transactions to produce monthly and annual financial and managerial accounting reports. Processes payroll source documents in order to generate Team Member checks and various external (government) and internal (management) reports of payroll activity on a biweekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis as required by various information requesting entities.

Accountability

The Controller reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

 

Special Demands

Mental: Astute communication skills with employees, physicians, visitors, patients/families and Administration. Ability to adjust to job situations, which involve many different people and projects, requiring some independent action and judgment.

Physical: Work is sedentary. Reaches for and handles files, forms, correspondence, and telephone. Near visual acuity is required for almost constant review of typed, hand written, and computer screen material.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, 2-3 years Accounting experience, Healthcare experience preferred.

Experience: Personal computer experience using spreadsheets and/or databases required. Familiarity with medical terminology is highly desirable. Ability to operate office equipment.

 

Working Environment

Full time exempt position working 40 hours per week Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

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Dietary/Culinary Manager


Dietary/Culinary Manager


Gunnison, CO
Full Time
Work Hours: Weekdays, some weekend coverage
 
POSITION SUMMARY

The Culinary Services Manager will have direct responsibility for the success of the food program for the Senior Care Center (SCC).  This position will provide for the budgeting, ordering, delivery, and preparation of foods to be served on a daily basis to all residents and staff at SCC.  In addition this position will provide direction to the kitchen staff on nutrition, portions, menus, work methods, and staffing levels.  This position will also be responsible for planning and serving special events as requested.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Bachelor's degree in Hospitality or food related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   

Experience:  Three to Five years of culinary experience in a health care setting preferred. Candidate must be knowledgeable of USDA and HACCP food safety guidelines, particularly as they pertain to long-term care facilities and specific diet orders.  Candidate also must demonstrate ability to work in a collaborative, consensus building atmosphere. 

Licenses/Certification:  Accreditation as Certified Dietary Manager preferred. Must be eligible for a Colorado Driver’s License; valid Colorado Driver’s License required within six (6) months of employment and maintained current thereafter.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Develop constructive communication and working relationships with SCC food service and non-food service staff, as well as residents and their families.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate culinary service personnel.
  • Ensure staffing requirements are fulfilled and that proper training mechanisms are in place.
  • Develop daily task logs and educate culinary service personnel on how to best complete the logs and document said completion.
  • Assist, with facility Administrator, in the planning and preparation of the annual budget.
  • Establish, monitor, and enforce sanitary standards for the purpose of ensuring safety of staff and residents, as well as ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Develop monthly menus for the purpose of ensuring high quality cuisine within regulatory and budgetary constraints.
  • Maintain appropriate purchasing procedures and tracking/storage methods for the purpose of efficient auditing of culinary services operation.
  • Ensure constructive, regular and fluid communication among Culinary services employees by providing information about expectations, goals and objectives.
  • Ensure, in conjunction with Registered Dietician (RD), that resident’s nutritional needs are being met in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Analyze work methods and implement systems that best ensures highest productivity.
  • Promote reduction in operating costs by analyzing costs of materials, equipment, and labor to attain higher efficiency.
  • Responsible for screening and arranging interviews to best ensure staff competency.
  • Represent the Culinary services department to other SCC departments, residents' families, administrator, state regulators, outside agencies, and the Board of Directors as requested.
  • Attend facility wide leadership team meetings.
  • Assist in the creation, implementation, review, and enforcement of department and facility policies and procedures.
  • Participates in drills and emergency response training
  • May be called in for SCC disaster response.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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