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Surg Tech/Unit Clerk

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Vail Health consists of an updated 520,000-square-foot, 56-bed hospital.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail. 

In addition to the hospital, Vail Health has many access points including:

  • Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopedics & Neurosurgery.
  • Vail Health also owns interest in multiple joint venture ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) throughout the region.
  • Colorado Mountain Medical, Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Vail, Dillon, Avon and Eagle, Edwards medical campus and Eagle Healthcare Center.
  • The Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. 
  • Vail Health is also leading the way in serving our communities’ behavioral health needs with outpatient behavioral health services at the Edwards Community Health Campus, and the Precourt Healing Center, a 28-bed in-patient behavioral health facility, opening in 2025.
About the opportunity:

The OB Technician performs a variety of jobs as requested by the clinical leaders and specific to the needs of the unit. Performs clerical duties for the unit and clinical leadership, to include ensuring accurate patient charges. Assists in managing supplies and equipment within the unit with emphasis on cost effectiveness. Responsible for scrubbing cesarean sections and functioning as a member of the FBC OR team. Works cooperatively with care team, the medical staff, and other departments to provide quality patient care.

What you will do:
  1. Provides confidential administrative support to the department, to include answering phones, directing visitors, setting up charts, maintaining prenatal records and high risk patient list, and creating tools as needed to ensure efficient and effective processes (i.e. stock sheets).
  2. Maintains infant security and safety through screening visitors, monitoring traffic, monitoring and managing HUGS system, and following Code Pink Policy.
  3. Collaborates with nursing staff and clinical manager to ensure accurate patient charges.
  4. Completes birth certificate paperwork with all families in collaboration with medical records staff.
  5. Maintains adequate unit supplies and equipment using LEAN methodology. Stocks patient rooms, nursery, operating room, and utility rooms as needed. Maintains par levels. Monitors supplies for expiration dates. Enters and tracks work orders with facilities and biomed departments.
  6. Sets up labor tables and stocks/prepares emergency carts as delegated by charge nurse.
  7. Sets up tables, instruments, and supplies for cesarean sections and tubal ligations. Maintains the sterile field for surgical procedure. Prepares for operation by assembling and organizing necessary materials, supplies, and equipment. Collaborates with team to ensure universal protocol procedures have been completed, includes participation in the time-out.
  8. Prepares and passes instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies needed during cesarean section operative procedure. Assists surgeon throughout operation. Maintains an accurate count of instruments and supplies accordingly.
  9. Ensures post-surgery clean-up of OR is achieved according to policy. Prepares and delivers instruments to sterile processing using infection control principals.
  10. Actively participates as a collaborative member of the FBC team by communicating effectively, delivering excellent customer service, identifying issues, engaging in PI projects, resolving conflict, and prioritizing tasks.
  11. Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
What you will need:
  • Scrub Technician or OB Technician experience preferred
  • Licensed as a Surgical Technologist in the State of Colorado required     
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
Computer / Typing:
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Graduate of an accredited Scrub Technician program or completion of VHH OB Scrub Orientation



Application Close Date: April 23, 2024




Benefits at Vail Health (Full and Part Time) Include:

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits:
    • Competitive wages
    • Parental leave (4 weeks paid)
    • Housing programs
    • Childcare reimbursement 
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: 
    • Medical
    • Dental 
    • Vision
  • Educational Programs: 
    • Tuition Assistance 
    • Existing Student Loan Repayment
    • Specialty Certification Reimbursement
    • Annual Supplemental Educational Funds
  • Paid Time Off:
    • Up to five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance:
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with immediate matching 
    • Life insurance
    • Short and long-term disability
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More:
    • Up to $1,000 annual wellbeing reimbursement
    • Recreation discounts
    • Pet insurance


Pay is based upon relevant education and experience per hour.

Hourly Pay:
$31.12$52.86 USD

Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (remote-only positions). Roles based outside of our primary office can sit in any of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work primarily in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

Relocation and housing assistance may be available.

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