As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.
The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
The HARBORVIEW OPERATING ROOM has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST (Rotating/Variable Shifts). Our Surgical Technologists enjoy working in a technological, fast-paced, and exciting department. The Surgical Technologist will utilize knowledge of operations of individual pieces of equipment and skillfully maintain instruments and supplies to meet the demands of the department.
The Surgeons in the Harborview Operating Room are world-renowned, with clients from all over the country. This department uses many tools that are technologically advanced. They are on the cutting edge for many types of procedures. The teamwork among our employees makes the department an enjoyable and exciting place to work. Inherent to success in this position is organization, desire to work in a team-oriented academic medical setting, capability to stay abreast of current developments relevant to the position, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and knowledge of the duties of a Surgical Technologist.
Assist the surgical and nursing staff by preparing the Operating Room for surgical procedures.
Obtain and assemble sterile instruments and supplies.
Scrub and assist the surgical team during the surgical procedure.
Stock the room with appropriate supplies.
Maintain special equipment.
Provide for clean-up and reprocessing of used instruments and supplies.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.