1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 161391
Posting Date: 01/17/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,945.00 to $5,822.00 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This position requires four 10-hour shifts per week.  

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 UWs School of Medicine.

The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nations 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 UWMC SURGICAL PAVILION has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME 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. 

Additional Surgical Technologist responsibilities include:

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 nations top-ranked research institutions.
Completion of a Surgical Technologist program AND one year of experience assisting clinical staff in a variety of operative procedures in an operating room environment OR equivalent education/experience.
Legal Requirement: Registered by the State of Washington as a Surgical Technologist, or licensed in the State of Washington as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse or Physician.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-16

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