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Texas Health Resources Surgical Associate - Surgery in Arlington, Texas

Surgical Associate -Texas Health Arlington Memorial

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for a Surgical Associate like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Arlington Memorial

  • Work Environment: Surgery

  • Work hours: Full Time (40/hr/wk) working Rotating schedules between 6:00a-2:30p with call Required ( must be able to report with in 30 minutes)

  • Salary range: $15.00- $18.56 (based on relevant experience)

At Texas Health Arlington Memorial we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 369-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital serving our community since 1958. Our location in central Arlington provides convenient care to people in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas.

If you’re looking for comprehensive medical/surgical care, cancer care, women’s services, behavioral health, neurosciences and emergency medicine, we’ve got it. Plus, we’re a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, Level III Maternal Newborn care unit and a Level IV Trauma Center. We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center and by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, a Chest Pain Center and a Heart Failure Center. We have been recognized by the American Heart Association with a Gold Plus award for the exceptional care we provide to our stroke, heart failure and chest pain patients. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is a designated Magnet hospital. Our community members recently recognized us as the best emergency department in Arlington. And we were recognized by Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for care of our patients receiving Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery procedures. We are a top-notch choice in North Texas for cancer and emergency services, women’s health and much more.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Education

H.S. Diploma or Equivalent Required

Experience

previous patient care experience Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Required

Skills

Read, write and speak English; Able to stand/walk for majority of hours of their work shift; Easily move heavy equipment & supplies ( up to 250 lbs on wheels) without endangering themselves or others.

Job Duties

Completes routine stocking chores:

Restocks warmer with blankets and saline

Changes sharps containers

Stocks linen, and bags for trash and linen, as well as red bags

Stocks Expose II

Ensures two armboards and safety strap available for case

Stocks and replaces suction liners

Stocks sterile towels in cores

Stocks masks and OR room gels and sanitizers

Empties soiled linen carts to linen chute

Assists in moving patients to and from the operating room suites.

Follows patient identification requirements.

Maintains patient dignity and confidentiality.

Communicates appropriately with patients and families.

Observes safety procedures in moving patients.

Helps with patient positioning

Demonstrates basic understanding of asepsis

Decontaminates beds and stretchers between uses

Makes up beds and stretchers

Assists in room cleanup before and/or after surgery.

Disposes of hazardous waste appropriately.

Uses personal protective gear as required.

Follows procedure for cleaning of operating rooms and equipment.

Transports instruments to decontamination areas according to procedure.

Puts equipment and supplies away in appropriate place.

Restocks items

Other duties as assigned

Follows directions of circulating nurse in obtaining equipment, instruments and supplies as requested.

Answers call from Surgery Control Desk without delay

Acts as team member​​​​​

​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Why Texas Health

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture makes THR a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

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