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 UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE – OPERATING ROOMS have an outstanding opportunity for a PER DIEM SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST (Rotating/Variable 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.
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.
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.