Surgical Technician Cert

Requisition ID
2021-163685
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
1900-0730
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location
WA-TACOMA

Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and
exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health
came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered
around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our expansive
combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites
of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers.
Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health
and well-being of our communities.


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of
patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly
connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health
needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on
us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious
experts and innovative treatments and technologies.


What We Have To Offer To You:

Highly collegial team
Opportunity to work with highly skilled team
Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team players
Every other weekend or every third weekend options
12 hour shifts
Financial support for specialty certifications
Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system
Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits program

 

Responsibilities

Incentives: $10K Sign on bonus for experienced external Surgical Tech's new to CHI Franciscan.

 

Job Summary:
Surgical Technician provides, as an integral part of the medical practitioner team, surgical care to patients to facilitate safe and effective completion of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Under the guidance of surgeons, nurses, or other designated personnel, the incumbent performs preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative duties within the scope of licensure to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
Incumbents are also accountable for utilizing and keeping current on the application of sterile and aseptic technique, surgical procedures, implementation tools and technologies, human anatomy as well as collaborating and communicating effectively with the inter-disciplinary team to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive and therapeutic procedures.

 

Essential Duties:
Prepares the operating room and patient for the surgical procedure by applying principles and techniques of asepsis to work assignments; sets up sterile equipment, instruments, drapes and solutions; assists with scrubbing, preparation of sterile field, gowning/gloving members of the surgical team.
Provides safe handling and care for instruments and specimens in accordance with internal procedures.
Sets up the operating surgeon’s sterile table to include instrument set up, clean up and turnover in preparation for the next case.
Operates sterilization devices, including immediate use containment devices, autoclaves, and other types of sterilizers following the manufacturers’ instructions. Understands the concepts of sterilizer challenge devices and sterilizer biological indicators and their appropriate use, monitoring and tracking.
Identifies emergencies (e.g. cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Code 9, and other medical emergencies), and initiates and/or participates in the appropriate response to the situation.
Stocks and replenishes the operating room, preparing it with new sterile items and checking the equipment to make sure it is working properly for the next surgery.
Performs related duties as required.

 

Qualifications

Job Requirements:
Graduation from surgical technology program accredited through Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology ARC-ST. A minimum of six months operating room work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities is preferred.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing may be substituted for graduation from an accredited surgical technician program.
If classified as Surgical Technician: Maintain Registration with the State of Washington. Registered nurses and/or practical nurses acting within the scope of their licensure do not need to maintain surgical technologist registration.
If classified as Surgical Technician, Certified: Current certification through the Association of Surgical Technologists is required.
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification.

 

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