SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST (TEMPORARY/HOURLY) – Seattle, WA

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 “America’s Best Hospitals”, UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.

The AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER OPERATING ROOM at the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER ROOSEVELT CLINIC has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY/HOURLY SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST (Day Shifts). Under direction of the Charge Nurse and RN3, the Surgical Technologist will prepare operating rooms for surgical procedures; obtain, assemble, and arrange sterile instruments and supplies used for surgical procedures; perform scrub role; and maintain patient safety throughout perioperative care. The person in this role will use effective communication skills to enhance teamwork and customer service; and be flexible and proactive to support an efficient and effective surgical environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Surgical preparation:

  • Check surgical schedule for caseload.
  • Examine the surgical preference lists; consult with RN and/or surgeon.
  • Review patient historical information.
  • Coordinate activities with the Core Staff and implant room staff.
  • Physically pull the instrumentation from the staging areas.
  • Obtain, assemble, and arrange sterile instruments and supplies used for surgical procedures.
  • Collaboration with surgical team:

  • Perform scrub role: maintain patient safety throughout perioperative care by maintain a sterile surgical environment.
  • Gown and glove surgical team members.
  • Pass surgical instruments to the surgeon.
  • Anticipate requests of ongoing needs during the surgical procedure.
  • Assist in monitoring patient care activities, such as positioning, procedure preparations, and active involvement during the Surgical Patient Safety Checklist.
  • Enhance customer service with effective communication to support teamwork.
  • Monitor items used on the sterile field including the safe handling of sterile equipment during a procedure.
  • Perform surgical counts with the Circulator.
  • Maintain vigilance of items used during a surgical procedures.
  • Actively communicate breaks in sterile technique or equipment failure.
  • Post-operation responsibilities:

  • Remove contaminated instrumentation.
  • Communicate needs to the CSPD staff regarding immediate instrument decontamination.
  • Initiate immediate-use sterilization.
  • Remove unused items from the surgical environment.
  • Help in the turnover of the Operating Room.
  • Prepare the next procedure by checking the case cart and obtain any needed supplies.
  • Check with other surgical rooms to offer assistance.
  • Additional assistance as necessary.
  • This position provides opportunities to work in a state-of-the art environment, collaborate with a stable team of experienced colleagues, and receive mentorship from distinguished clinicians/faculty at one of the nation’s top-ranked research institutions.

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