Surgical Technician

Location: Everett, WA
Overview:  Under general supervision, utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in accordance with established standards of care.  The surgical technologist scope of practice includes performance of scrub duties for surgical procedures. 
$1000 sign on bonus!
Schedule: Varied schedule, 4 - 10 hour shifts.  Average 40 hours per week. 
The first two weeks of training require full time Monday thru Friday, 8am - 5pm. This is not optional.  Please ensure you available to attend training before applying to this position.
Essential Functions:
  • Plans, organizes and performs as a surgical scrub technologist, including the collection and preparation of equipment, instruments and supplies necessary for surgical procedures.
  • Following a complete surgical scrub, prepares the O.R. for the procedure; drapes the black table and mayo stand; opens all packs and prepares instruments, supplies, and basins; arranges the room and instruments per physician preference.
  • Completes a pre-op final count for sponges, instruments and sharps with circulator present when applicable.
  • Arranges drapes, suction and sterile field.
  • Hands instruments to surgeon during procedure.
  • Cleans instruments as received back from surgeon and keeps instruments readily at hand during the case.
  • Assists the surgeon with gowning and gloving before the start of the case.
  • Continually works in a neat, organized, safe and efficient manner.
  • Continually observes closely and anticipates any special problems and equipment or supply needs as the case progresses.
  • Keeps track of all instruments, supplies, sponges and sharps throughout the case
  • Assists the circulating nurse with the safe transfer of the patient to the recovery room after the procedure.
  • Assists with cleaning the O.R., including mopping the floor, wiping down all surfaces, disposing of trash and waste, and instrument cleaning and processing.
  • Completes the surgeons’ preference cards and keeps them up to date.% 
  • Participates in maintaining a safe environment, utilizing the principles of aseptic technique.
  • Practices sound cost containment measures while providing supplies and equipment for patient care.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, physicians, visitors and staff while maintaining patient confidentiality. 
  • Conducts self in a professional manner.
  • Supports the Patient’s Bill of Rights and acts as a patient advocate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technologists
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a surgical technologist in an acute care setting or a busy multi-specialty ASC.
  • Current ORT (Operating Room Technician) certification, preferred.
  • Current AHA- BLS Certification required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology; of aseptic technique; of basic surgical technique regarding procedures done in the ASC, and of names, functioning and use of instruments, equipment and sutures used
  • Good organizational skills. 
  • Attention to detail and numerical accuracy.
  • Reads, speaks, understands and writes clearly in English.
  • Works with initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently amidst ongoing distractions; ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform work against deadlines.
  • Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness. 
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely; and ability to instruct and train others. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public in confrontational situations; and ability to effectively lead others
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct
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