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Part-time Surgery Assistant

POSITION OBJECTIVE:  Assure that the PCLI philosophy of quality and caring treatment of patients and staff is maintained in all daily clinical activities.

POSITIONS                     Circulator, Scrub and Surgery Assistant, Laser Technician

STATUS                          Part Time

ORGANIZATION              Site Manager is direct supervisor

BASIC FUNCTION:  Assist in cleaning, stocking and preparation of the surgery department.  Expedite the changeover of the surgery suites between procedures.  Assist other team members to achieve a safe, harmonious patient flow.  Use and maintain surgery instruments and equipment properly using principles of sterile technique to ensure that patient and employee safety is maintained.

RESPONSIBILITIES                Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist in cleaning and set-up in the mornings, between each surgery and at the end of the surgery day.
  • Assist personnel in their duties, supplying items for each specialized surgery, gowning and gloving, patient transfer and patient care.
  • Know the location of equipment and be familiar with its operation.
  • Be familiar with the location and maintenance of surgery instruments.
  • Maintain sterile technique.
  • Ensure proper patient record documentation using the Next Gen computer program and intraocular lens selection.
  • Assist in maintaining and/or ordering of supplies.
  • Work efficiently with patients, doctors and other personnel to attain a pleasant environment for PCLI patients.
  • Travel in company vehicles and airplanes to other sites if needed.

SCHEDULE

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
  • Schedule may vary according to patient schedule and clinic needs

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Attention to detail
  • Good written and oral communication skills and legible handwriting
  • Pleasant, caring, cooperative attitude
  • The ability to work with a team and to achieve common goals
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word    
  • Exceptional “Fix-it” skills
  • Good driving record with driver’s motor vehicle record and criminal history check upon job offer (applicant expense)

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • Surgical Tech License - training & fee provided
  • Medical Assistant License – fee provided

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

  • Neat, clean appearance
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Strength and balance adequate to assist handicapped patients as necessary
  • Ability to work occasional long hours with limited breaks
  • Good hearing and visual acuity* testing required upon hire date and annually thereafter
  • *Must have distance vision of 20/40 with or without correction. Correction must be worn while at work
  • Able to sit/stand for long periods of time
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