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UMC OR Surgical Assistant

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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UMC Health System
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Job Details

Title: UMC OR Surgical Assistant
JobID: 7275
  • UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:

    Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
    Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
    Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

    About UMC
    • Magnet Designated
    • 501 licensed beds
    • Regions only Level I Trauma Center
    • Regions only BICU
    • DNV accredited
    • Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
    • Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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. 

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English.  Must be currently enrolled in college courses in a health-care related field (nursing, surgical technology, etc).
Environmental / Working Conditions
  • The area the work is performed in is high-risk area for exposure to blood borne pathogens. Works in a well- lighted ventilated area. Hours of duty may be irregular with covering various shifts.
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
  • Close relationship with Sterile Processing Department and OR Materials Management.
Job Description
  • Assist with all aspects of preparation of the operating room, equipment, and instruments needed for providing patient care as directed by the registered nurse.  Duties may include room set-up, instrument preparation (including decontamination and assembly), equipment maintenance and use, patient transport, transport of supplies, and other duties. 
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
  • Must maintain BLS certification.
Physical Capabilities
  • Work is of heavy demand. Standing and walking most of the time on duty. Lifting and pushing patient beds, stretchers, and wheelchairs daily. Lifting and pushing equipment daily. Mopping, waxing, trash disposal, and general housekeeping daily. Near visual acuity, talking, and hearing necessary to communicate with patients and staff.
Skills and Abilities
  • Technical competence
  • Policy compliance
  • Organizational behaviors 

Job Type: On Call/PRN
Category: Allied Health
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