Surgery Assistant - Great Falls Part Time at Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute in Great Falls, Montana

Posted in Health Care 5 days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


Department: Surgery Organization: Reports to Site Manager

Status: Part Time  Minimum Experience: Entry Level


We are seeking a happy, positive person to assure that the PCLI philosophy of quality and caring treatment of patients and staff is maintained in all daily clinical activities. Assist in cleaning, stocking and preparation of the surgery department. Assist in surgical procedure; charting, set up, and assisting the surgeon in the sterile environment. Expedite the changeover of the surgery suites between procedures. Assist other team members to achieve a safe, harmonious patient flow. Use and maintenance of surgery instruments and equipment properly using principles of sterile technique to ensure that patient and employee safety is maintained.

An Opportunity to Think Different

A career with us is an opportunity to think differently and make a difference. Our desire is to treat people with extraordinary care. As one of the nations major providers of eye surgery, we achieve this by working together with community family eye doctors. Rather than competing, we work alongside more than 1700 of these primary care experts throughout 6 states providing surgery when needed. As a referral center, we do not advertise.

Job Duties

  • 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 fields utilizing sterile technique.

  • Ensure proper cleaning and sterilization of instruments.

  • 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.

Our Culture

Our principle-centered team is passionate about people. And our higher mission is to be a positive influence on those around us. We believe in the Christian principles of love, kindness and compassion and strive to incorporate these in our patient care and the way we treat our staff.

Founded in 1985, Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute is made up of an exceptional group of physicians and warm, caring staff who bring a soft touch to the sophistication of eye surgery. Our organization compliments the skills of family eye doctors throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. New surgery centers are only established on the invitation of community optometrists. With 17 office locations, we are blessed with 560 wonderful staff that provide top caliber care with special expertise in cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Visitors are treated as special guests and a comfortable, homelike atmosphere reassures patients and minimizes fear of surgery.

Our mission is to provide the best possible service to doctors who entrust patients to our care. And our utmost duty is to treat these patients as we would wish to be treated. Our belief is that the highest quality of care is achieved when doctors in different areas of expertise combine their skills. For patients to realize the full benefits of this type of cooperative care, relationships between the doctors involved must be built on a solid foundation of mutual trust and respect.

Work Schedule:

Availability to work within these days and hours REQUIRED:

Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-5:00 pm

Skills Required

  • 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 drivers motor vehicle record and criminal history check upon job offer

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

  • 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