Surgical Technologist/First Assistant hired by the then Operating Room Manager to establish; set up and implement a NEW Open Heart Program at this hospital.
After program start up; maintained the position as Coordinator, Open Heart Team; duties to include but NOT limited to:
- Maintain program instrumentation and supplies; ordering of specialty items, as needed.
- Scrub and assist on all procedures rotating with other team staff.
- In service training of all team members; other OR personnel and members of other departments as required.
- Appointments with vendors to evaluate new products/technologies for the program.
- Liaison between program surgeons and OR management.