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Per Diem Surgical Technologist - Southwest Surgery, Tenaya - Las Vegas, NV

UHG - Las Vegas, Nevada

Posted: 12/10/2018

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others?  Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)


Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, home health, hospice and palliative care services, plus E-visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. Southwest Medical offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Southwest Medical is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintains appropriate surgical environment for patients
  • Assists surgeon as required to perform and finish procedures

  • Assists in updating and maintaining surgeon preference cards

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, clean, and disinfect instrumentation, equipment, and GI scopes

  • Maintains courteous rapport and effective communication with staff and surgeons

  • Assist as needed to finish procedures within their scope and training

  • Assist in compliance activities to maintain facility accreditation

Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Graduate from an accredited Surgical Technology program / or Military Training equivalen
  • Current Surgical Technologist Certificate (or willing to obtain within 180 days of hire)
  • BLS / CPR at time of hire
  • Ability to sit / stand for long periods; ability to walk 2+ hours
  • Capability for occasional overhead and low reaching
  • Physical strength for equipment needs and patient-care activities
  • Visual and auditory acuity for timely response and patient-care assessment activities
  • Ability to move quickly in response to patient needs
  • Ability to make frequent judgments and respond to routine problems
  • Ability to make occasional judgments and respond to disasters or emergencies, actual events, or drills
  • Involves occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids and materials
  • Functions in a team environment to facilitate completion of daily activities


  • 1+ years of Operating Room / Surgical Tech experience outside of internship (preferring a varied background in general surgery, ophthalmology, ortho, gyn etc.)
  • GI Technician experience
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Job Keywords: Surgical Technician, GI, ophthalmology, GYN, ENT, oral max, dental, GI, pain, podiatry, orthopedic, general, cardiology, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada

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