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At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
With an ambulatory network that includes over 30 outpatient clinics, 200 employees, and a world-class staff of healthcare professionals, UW Medical Center – Northwest is proud to provide a wide spectrum of primary and specialty care across the Greater Seattle Area.
UW Medical Center – Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE, 40 hours per week), day shift SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST to join our Regional Vascular Surgery Center in North Seattle. Our Vascular Surgery Center is a fast-paced, multifaceted clinic providing a broad mix of inpatient and outpatient procedures. Our vascular surgeons treat conditions ranging from aortic aneurysms to artery stenting to varicose veins, and both our clinic and our service offerings are growing.
The Surgical Technologist will be responsible for facilitating surgical procedures through the assembly of instrumentation, equipment and supplies. The Surgical Technologist will be part of a multi-disciplinary surgical team, which includes Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Registered Nurses, and other support staff.
SCHEDULE: The Surgical Technologist will work a 4x10 schedule, Monday-Thursday, 6:00am - 4:30pm. This is a no weekends, no holidays position.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets-up and breaks-down surgical suite for procedures:
Prepares the surgical suite. Assures suite is clean and bed is properly oriented.
Stocks suite with necessary instrumentation, supplies and equipment, based on surgeon’s preference card information.
Checks that equipment is in good working order.
Facilitates efficient room turnover. Breaks-down suite after procedure and assists with cleaning the area.
Prepares patient for operation and recovers patient post operatively
Assists with the preparation, proper positioning, and draping of the patient.
Facilitates or assists with patient transportation.
Anticipates the surgeon’s need for supplies and instrumentation.
Demonstrates knowledge of proper use of supplies, equipment, and instruments for each surgical procedure.
Maintains Surgical Supplies and Equipment:
Maintains surgical instruments.
Removes and puts away unused supplies and equipment.
Tracks equipment used in cases, following surgical count procedures.
Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instruments.
Monitors supply levels and determines when supplies need to be ordered.
Troubleshoots equipment problems.
Graduate from a surgical technology school or military training program; or a minimum of 1 of year equivalent job training
Surgical Technologist Registration from Washington State
1 year of work experience as a Surgical Technologist in an operating room
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