UHT - Surgical Assistant at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

Posted in Other 14 days ago.





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Transforming Lives



The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.


With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.


The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.


The Department of Periop Services is currently seeking a full time Surgical Assistant to work in the UHealth Tower in Miami. The Surgical Assistant supports surgeons during surgical procedures. More specifically, an employee in this position provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. In addition, the Surgical Assistant also performs preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care


Maintains established University and hospital directives and safety, environmental, and infection control standards. Preserves current knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment. Maintains hemostasis by direct pressure, use, and application of appropriate surgical instruments, placement of ties and suture ligatures, application of chemical hemostatic agents, or other necessary measures. Assists with retracting tissues and performs wound closure. Prepares surgical site and drapes and positions patient to obtain the best exposure for the surgical procedure. Provides visualization of the operative sight by placing and securing retractors, packing with sponges, manipulating tissue, suctioning, irrigating, and manipulating suture materials. Facilitates volume replacement or auto-transfusion techniques. Selects and applies appropriate wound dressing. Ensures that drainage systems are appropriately secured to tissue. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.



This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.




CORE QUALIFICATIONS




Education:



Bachelor's degree in relevant field



Certification and Licensing:



Certification in relevant specialty or field



Experience:



Minimum 2 years of relevant experience



Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:



  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.



The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.


UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.


Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.


The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.



Job Status:

Full time



Employee Type:

Staff



Pay Grade:

h86
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