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How do you find outpatient surgery jobs?

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Medical professionals can find outpatient surgery jobs by searching the career pages of hospital websites, such as that of Texas' Methodist Health System. Job searchers can also work with staffing agencies such as Allied Health Service.

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To find outpatient surgery jobs on the Methodist Health System's career page, select a facility, a department, a job category and a job status. To search all the facilities, simply leave All as the default search setting. Relevant department options include Surgery & Recovery and Outpatient Services. Job category options include many medical professions, such as Nursing, Professional, Administrative and Clerical Support, and many others. Job status options include Flex, Full-time, Part-time, PRN and Weekender.

Outpatient surgery centers, also called ambulatory surgery centers, have increased in popularity since the first opened in the 1970s, notes the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The association points to lower costs for patients and more physician autonomy as two of the reasons why the outpatient model for surgery flourishes. The efficiency of smaller, more specialized units is another attractive contrast to the burdensome bureaucracy of large hospitals. In 2009, outpatient surgery centers employed more than 100,000 full-time workers and had a nationwide economic impact of $90 billion, including over $5 billion in taxes alone.

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