Surgical Navigation Technician - Operating Room

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The Surgical Navigation Technician is a specialist in Image-Guided Surgery (IGS), the use of real-time correlation of the operative field to a preoperative imaging data set that reflects the precise location of selected surgical instruments to the surrounding anatomic structures.

The Surgical Navigation Tech is responsible for assisting the surgical team with preoperative imaging preparation, ensuring appropriate instrumentation, maintaining a sterile work environment, and anticipating surgeons' intraoperative needs. Candidate must demonstrate effective troubleshooting and problem-solving methodology in a stressful and high-pressure environment.

The Tech consults with physicians and staff on clinical issues, such as imaging requirements, surgical approach, acquisition of necessary instruments and equipment, and the evaluation of new technologies. The Tech takes an active role, anticipating surgeons' intraoperative needs with surgical planning, trajectory and spatial orientation, patient positioning, and equipment staging. The candidate is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all image-guidance workstations and associated instrumentation.

The candidate should have a working knowledge of surgical imaging technologies, preoperative imaging preparation, probabilistic modeling, and experience with various techniques to register patient anatomy, including identification of fiducials, anatomical landmarks, and surface and intraoperative registration techniques.

In addition, candidates should have a working familiarity with frame-based stereotaxies, such as the CRW and Leksell frames. Experience with three-dimensional video integration and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) a plus.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support

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