Optum Surgical/Operating Room Tech in Seattle, Washington
The First Hill Surgery Center is seeking a Surgical/Operating Room Technician to join their team full-time to work in an ambulatory surgery center in Seattle, WA.
First Hill Surgery Center
Full Time; 4/10's, Days TBD
The Surgical/OR Tech functions as an integral member of the team and is responsible for three phases of patient care or surgical case management, with minimal direction or supervision from their surgical team members. These include pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative functions. All surgical team members must adhere to the principles of asepsis and the practice of sterile technique. Honesty and moral integrity are necessary to uphold these standards.
The Surgical/OR Tech is responsible for and not limited to:
Preoperative Case Management
Don operating room (OR) attire and personal protective equipment
Prepare the OR
Gather necessary equipment and supplies
Create and maintain the sterile field
"Scrub" and don sterile gown and gloves
Organize the sterile field for use
Count necessary items
Assist team members during entry of the sterile field
Expose the operative site with sterile drapes
Intraoperative Case Management
Maintain the sterile field
Pass instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to the surgeon and surgical assistant as needed
Assess and predict (anticipate) the needs of the patient and surgeon and provide the necessary items in order of need
Medication preparation and handling
Count necessary items
Postoperative Case Management
Maintenance of the sterile field until the patient is transported
Removal of used instruments, equipment, and supplies from the OR
Care and maintenance of instruments, equipment, and supplies following use
Preparation of the OR for the next patient
Perform other related duties as assigned, including supply order and rotation to CSSD as assigned.
Preferred Experience and Credentials:
High school diploma or its equivalency
Graduation from a school of surgical technology OR
Three to five years of on-the-job training in a hospital setting OR
Three to five years training in the military service of the United States
CPR certification required
Surgical Technician Registration in Washington state required
Operating room technician certificate preferred
Two to five years prior surgical technician experience preferred
Previous ambulatory surgery center experience preferred
Previous experience processing instruments preferred
Good organizational and communication skills
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and tasks
Ability to problem solve technical equipment and instrumentation problems
Basic keyboarding and computer skills
Flexible to work additional hours as requested
Good oral and written command of the English language
Regular attendance is required
Must be able to contribute to a positive working environment
May require lifting and transferring of patients
Ability to stand for long hours
Must be able to effectively cope with typical job stress and work within a fast-paced environment
Employees are required to screen for symptoms using an approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a worksite building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.
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