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Laser Specialist

Requisition #

58368BR

Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date

11-Oct-2019

Schedule Type

Part-Time

Dept. Name

Surgery-Laser Services

Hours Per Week

32

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 58368
  • Transport, supervise and operate the laser system in health care settings
  • Responsible for technical expertise, equipment operation, transportation, sales and marketing in the Laser Services Department
  • Provides leadership and facilitates daily operations
  • May have access and or transport unopened non-controlled medications from the pneumatic tube station, supply cart or pharmacy to a designated secure location / RN
  • Maintains lasers and related equipment
  • Accurately places Fiducial Markers prior to MRI for Stealth procedures. Placement determined by anticipated surgical site and surgeon preference
  • Provide assistance to surgeon by running Stealth system throughout surgical procedure. Maintain working knowledge of the Stealth software for cranial and spinal procedures
  • Refer problems with Stealth to technical support as necessary
  • Serves as Laser Safety Officer during procedures
  • Operates and transports lasers and other medical equipment/services in health care settings throughout ANW, Allina and contracted facilities throughout region
  • Instructs physicians and surgical staff in formal and informal settings, regarding laser physics, safety, tissue interactions, and preoperative concerns
  • Maintains a good customer service program by providing a professional, friendly working relationship with all physicians and surgical staff
  • Maintains and provides accurate documentation
  • Analyzes and consults on-site requirements as well as equipment and supplies needed to perform procedure at individual sites. Identifies and resolves customer conflicts
  • Thoroughly documents relevant patient information and services provided to assure accurate billing

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited two year electronics, laser or surgical technology program preferred

Qualification/Skills

Experience

  • 2 years laser technician experience preferred

Skills

  • Interpersonal presentation and public speaking
  • Written communication including Microsoft Office applications
  • Laser maintenance and repair
  • Creative problem solving and decision making
  • Customer service

Licensure/Certification

  • Valid drivers license
  • Current Minnesota Surgical Technologist Certificate preferred. Recommended: Acquisition of Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer

Work Schedule

  • 32 hours a week
  • Permanent evening shifts
  • Weekends call rotated throughout department
  • Non contract
  • Benefit eligible

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Requisition #

58368BR
Surgical Services-Tech&Support