Orthopedic Surgical Coordinator
High school diploma or GED required
Candidates must have graduated from an accredited Surgical Technologist program.
The Orthopedic Surgical Coordinator interacts with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other health care professionals in the operating room and ambulatory practice. This position will assist in continuity of care for orthopedic patients before, during, and after surgical and office-based procedures. This role functions under the direct supervision of the primary operative surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly and appropriately placed, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditionst that maximize patient safety. The Orthopedic Surgical Coordinator also coordinates care between the surgeon, surgery scheduler, and office staff to ensure seamless patient care from the initial office visit through post-operative care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned.
Maintains asepsis in surgical suites
Tracks implants and handle equipment per manufactures guidelines
Assists in patient positioning
Preparation of surgical site
Drapes patient within surgeon guidelines
Assists in laparoscopic procedures with camera and instrumentation
Maintains and updates knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment
May take call after assigned hours to assist attending surgeons in urgent, emergent, or add on surgical procedures
Maintain an extensive knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment
Maintain an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology
Must be able to gown and glove using open or closed gloving technique
Demonstrate knowledge of aseptic technique in relation to procedure and operating field
Provide physician clinical support in ambulatory setting including but not limited to completing vital signs, reviewing medication, and triaging patients
Coordinates surgical cases with surgery scheduler to ensure proper procedures are scheduled and surgeon's schedule is appropriate
Compiles data on surgical outcomes to improve quality and patient experience from office to operating room to post-operative care
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of High School or GED
Graduate of accredited program for Surgical Technologist.
Minimum of 6 months of experience preferred.
Current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association required.