St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visitinghttp://www.stmhospital.org/.
A Surgical Technology Student Extern is a Non-Certified PRN employee. A student extern will perform in a “Second-Scrub Role” capacity and is allowed to hold retractors, cut suture, sponge, suction and manipulate an endoscopic camera. They will also participate in opening surgical cases, room turn-over, putting extra supplies, instrumentation and equipment away and picking cases. Additionally, the student intern may be scheduled to take 2nd call on weekdays and weekends as needed.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
High School graduate or GED
Must be enrolled in a CAHEP Accredited Surgical Technology Program and successfully placed in a clinical rotation.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Must have successfully completed one clinical rotation in a surgical setting.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association
Registered with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a surgical technologist.
Heavy Work - exert/lift up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs. constantly.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
Find your ideal career at Centura Health! With 16 hospitals, physician clinics, hospice services, home care and senior living communities, Centura Health's vast network of care spans Colorado and Western Kansas so you can experience a balanced lifestyle and enjoy a fulfilling career anywhere you want to work, live and play in Colorado. From the fast pace of a Denver-area Level 1 Trauma Center to a... smaller rural or mountain hospital – we proudly offer a more diverse range of work settings and locations than any other health care employer in the state. Centura is an equal opportunity employer.