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Swedish Health Services Surgical Technician - Orthopedic Surgery in Seattle, Washington

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Surgical Technician - Orthopedic Surgery @ Swedish First Hill

Full Time (40 Hour Week)

Day Shift

10 Hour Shifts

$10,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence Swedish that begin on your first day of employment. Join us, and find out how many ways we offer you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients.

The Surgical Technologist (ST) is responsible for facilitating the surgical procedure through the assembly of instrumentation, equipment and supplies. The Surgical Technologist work as a member of the surgical team under the supervision of a registered nurse, with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other medical support personnel to provide patient care in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and values of the Surgical Services department and Swedish Medical Center.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Swedish First Hill and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

  • Serves in the primary scrub role during assigned core procedures. Places equipment and supplies in operating room and arranges instruments, according to instruction. Maintains supply of fluids and medications labeled and ready for use during operation. Hands instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors, cuts sutures, and performs other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation. Anticipates the needs of the surgical team and facilitates the progress of the surgical procedure.

  • Effectively coordinates equipment, supplies and instrumentation according to surgeon’s preference cards. Collaborates with members of the surgical team in the updating and maintenance of preference cards.

  • Functions competently within multiple specialty areas and serves in a flexible scrub role with minimal notice. Recognizes age and size of patient as a relevant factor, and applies appropriate skills in preparation for surgical intervention.

  • Assists team members with positioning, moving and transporting patients. Facilitates room turnover, and washing and sterilization of instruments. Competent in use of washer, autoclaves and Steris.

  • Assists with preparation and draping of patient. Anticipates surgeons needs in supplies and instrumentation. Applies knowledge of good sterile technique. Collaborates with circulating nurse to up-hold AORN standards as adopted by the Swedish Medical Center Policies and Procedures. Assists as necessary in holding retractors and cutting sutures.

  • Initiates and maintains accurate sponge, sharps and instrument counts as defined in policy and procedures.

  • Handles equipment appropriately and is familiar with operation and location of equipment. Maintains skills in use of specialized equipment.

  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all health team members. Communicates procedure progress/problems to circulating nurse. Concentrates on procedure in progress and keeps conversation appropriate to setting.

  • Handles specimens according to policy.

  • Prioritizes tasks. Utilizes non-direct care time efficiently. Helps others.

Required qualifications:

  • Coursework/Training: Certificate of completion of a surgical technician vocational program or documentation of equivalent training.

  • Upon hire: Washington Surgical Technologist Registration

  • Upon hire: National Provider BLS - American Heart Association

Preferred qualifications:

  • 6 months Experience in a hospital operating room.

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

Accepting a new position at another facility that is part of the Providence family of organizations may change your current benefits. Changes in benefits, including paid time-off, happen for various reasons. These reasons can include changes of Legal Employer, FTE, Union, location, time-off plan policies, availability of health and welfare benefit plan offerings, and other various reasons.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Puget Sound area. It is comprised of eight hospital campuses (Ballard, Edmonds, Everett, Centralia, Cherry Hill (Seattle), First Hill (Seattle), Issaquah and Olympia); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Providence Swedish Medical Group, a network of 190+ primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re dedicated to improving the wellbeing of rural and urban communities by expanding access to quality health care for all.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 280163
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Surgical/Perioperative Services
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift:
Career Track: Clinical Support
Department: 3901 SFH ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Address: WA Seattle 747 Broadway
Work Location: Swedish First Hill 747 Broadway-Seattle
Pay Range: $34.78 - $53.10
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

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