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Care Site Description
St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health â?? and hope â?? to our patients.
Fast Facts about St. Mary's and Grand Junction
- Grand Junction , Colo. (estab. 1896) Population: 146,000
- Awe-inspring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument
- 300+ days of sunshine
- Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping, biking or skiing on the Grand Mesa
- Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River
- Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails
- A charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more
- The heart of Colorado's wine country
- Close to world-famous destinations such as Moab, Utah, Telluride, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs
- Regional Medical Center serving western Colo. & eastern Utah
- 2,020 associates, 434 physicians
- 346 beds (310 are staffed)
Services & Expertise
- Cardiac & Vascular Services
- Center for Brain & Spine Surgery
- Emergency Services
- Family Medicine Residency
- Level II Trauma Center with Pediatric Commitment
- Neonatal Intensive Care
- Orthopedics & Spine Center
- Primary Stroke Center
- Regional Blood Center
- Regional Cancer Center
- Surgical Specialties incl. minimally invasive & robotics
- Women's Health & Childbirth Services
For hospital information, Visit: www.stmarygj.org
For information on our community, Visit: www.visitgrandjunction.com
Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for practice behaviors in context with current professional practice standards, policies and procedures.
- Complies with and maintains contemporary knowledge of hospital, administrative, safety and departmental standards.
- Maintains organizational skill and manual dexterity in the economy of time, motion, and supplies in a safe and efficient manner.
- Demonstrates the ability to anticipate and prioritize care intraoperatively and competently carry out tasks in a timely manner.
- Maintains focus on surgical procedure with attention to detail; Identifies emergency situations and institutes corrective actions in a calm and efficient manner.
- Continually evaluates the quality, safety, and appropriateness of practices. Assesses the effectiveness of actions and initiates change in practice when appropriate.
Plans and prepares for surgical interventions based on the individual needs of the patient and surgeon.
- Collaborates with the Registered Nurse in the preparation of equipment and supplies needed for the planned surgical procedure.
- Reviews physician preference cards to ensure adequate case preparation. Anticipates the need for equipment and instrumentation and checks proper functioning prior to use
Consistently provides a safe, efficient environment for the patient and the OR team.
- Verifies patient identification and actively participates in the â??Time Outâ?? process in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Correctly identifies and labels medications on the sterile field.
- Creates and maintains a sterile field. Actively identifies and communicates breaks in sterile technique or compromises to the integrity of the sterile field and takes appropriate actions. Ensures the application of aseptic/sterile technique at all times and by all members of the healthcare team.
- Utilizes sharps safety zone and properly disposes of all sharps per policy.
- Correctly performs sponge, sharps, and instrument counts in accordance with department standards.
- Demonstrates good working knowledge of sterilization procedures and high level disinfection.
- Associate may work in situations where they are required to handle medications during the distribution or administration process. They may have access to secured drug storage areas.
Demonstrates appropriate handling and care of all instruments and equipment. Loads and transports covered case cart to CS postoperatively in accordance with standards.Correctly identifies and handles all specimens per department standards
More than 3 months beyond HS
Greater than 1 year
License / Certification / Registration
Certified Surgical Tech. CSTFA preferred.
Surgery Asst/Tech Registration OR another current license, certification or registration with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.